'Collectabillia' to bring Sachin Tendulkar's autographed bat closer to fans

Pieces of history that are available online are like the first hundred bats that Sachin Tendulkar autographed after his 100th hundred © PTI

Bangalore: Dec 21, 2012

Your dream of owning Sachin Tendulkar‘s bat, Cristiano Ronaldo’s jersey or Mike Tyson’s gloves can now become a reality with the launch of celebrity-commerce brand ‘Collectabillia’.

Universal Sportsbiz Pvt Ltd (USPL) has launched ‘Collectabillia’, a piece of sporting legacy within arm’s reach. India’s first online celebrity-commerce firm, the company is built to cater to an untapped market of the sports enthusiast in the country, offering opportunities for fans to collect and own personally autographed memorabilia.

Backed by Accel Partners, of Facebook and Angry Birds fame, USPL’s celebrity-commerce venture is live on its online platform www.collectabillia.com.

Collectabillia’s repository of sports merchandise will be available for sale online at a fixed price and includes jerseys and kits of India’s young brigade Yuvraj Singh, Virat Kohli, Saina Nehwal and Sania Mirza; and international football merchandise associated with the legend Pele, English footballers Wayne Rooney and Steve Gerrard, Brazilian sensation Kaka, and UEFA Euro top scorer, Ronaldo.

The awe-inspiring collection also includes items autographed by tennis stars Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Maria Sharapova; golf legend Tiger Woods, swimmer Michael Phelps and celebrated F1 drivers Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel.

“This is a great and unique initiative, and a good opportunity for me to connect with my fans, allowing them to own a part of my journey as a sportsperson owes a lot of his success to his supporters,” commented senior India batsman Tendulkar whose exclusive merchandise is available on the website.

“The pieces of history that are available online have a unique emotional connect to the celebrities – like the first hundred bats that Sachin Tendulkar autographed after his 100th hundred or a pair of personal gloves autographed by Mike Tyson,” said Anjana Reddy, Founder and Managing Director, USPL, on the launch of the website.