Posted on: April 8th, 2009 by arlington insider


1000 Ballpark Way (inside Rangers Ballpark, faces Randol Mill Road)

10am-5pm, non-game day; 10am to end-of-game during Rangers game day

(817) 273-5001




Located inside Rangers Ballpark and open year-round, this is the best place to buy Rangers and other major league team’s collectibles in North Texas.  If you need a new Josh Hamilton jersey or Ian Kinsler t-shirt — maybe a new red Texas cap to wear during “Rangers Red Outs” — here’s where you can get outfitted for the baseball season.  And if there’s a baseball fan in your life, you’ve found the #1 shopping spot to find the perfect gift for him/her.  If it’s anything Texas Rangers or baseball, you’ll find it here.


A really unique gift idea is a customized Louisville slugger or customized jersey. 


There is an on-site machine with a laser engraver to customize bats.  The full-size customized bat is $60 and can be made within an hour of purchase.  The store promises a ‘same-hour turnaround’. You can also customize a mini-bat for $22.


Grand Slam Gift Shop also has a heat press machine to customize authentic jerseys.  You can also customize replica jerseys.  Prices start around $65 and go up from there.


I talked with one of the store managers, Randy, about the variety of merchandise and memorabilia available.   Apparently it’s not just Rangers fans looking for a souvenir to take home after a game.  Many out-of-town fans visit the shop throughout the year.


“We get a number of fans from other cities and a number of fans touring the Ballpark,” said Randy.  “We sell much more than Rangers merchandise.  Of the collectible memorabilia from former players, the Nolan Ryan items are the most popular.  We also sell a lot of women’s and children’s apparel.  For the families, we sell lots of foam fingers and lots of baseballs and bobbleheads”.


I was surprised by the huge selection for women & kids.  There’s a whole wall with nothing but pink Rangers shirts/shorts/sweats.  The children’s apparel section is huge; even sizes for infants are available (and too cute!!!).


For the bigger boys & girls, prices range from $20 for a Josh Hamilton youth t-shirt to $72 for a Michael Young youth replica jersey.  I have a feeling my nephew will soon be begging for an Elvis Andrus jersey (he’s the rookie shortstop and the new popular guy on the team).


But you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg to satisfy the kids.  Player pennants are $6; mini-bats are $8; Josh Hamilton decals are $10; Rangers Mardi Gras beads are $9. 


Of course if you’re looking for something bigger and of greater value, the adult-size Nolan Ryan autographed jersey will set you back $600.


So whether you’re looking to spend a couple of bucks on a Rangers bumper sticker or set of trading cards….or a hundred bucks on a new Rangers jersey of your favorite player…you’ll find it here.