It was a great year for BreakingT. Featuring athletes like Aaron Rodgers, Joc Pederson and Bo Nix, and celebrating moments across the sports landscape, here are BreakingT's top 21 best-selling designs of 2021:
1. BOBBY BOWDEN: DADGUM LEGEND
Florida State fans fondly remembered legendary coach Bobby Bowden—who passed away in 2021—with this officially-licensed shirt. (Pictured below are Bobby's great-grandsons.)
2. SLAM DIEGO
Originally released in August 2020, a new season could not slow down Slam Diego, which occupied the No. 2 spot on last year's Top 20 list. The Padres even dedicated stadium sales space to selling this design!
Another classic design gained new life when we launched a black color way, in step with the Mets' decision to bring back black jerseys in 2021. Pete Alonso approves!
4. BET ON WOMEN
On the list for the third straight year is this simple, powerful message. It even spawned a 2.0 design in 2021. Big things ahead in 2022.
5. CHAD HENNE: HENNETHING IS POSSIBLE
Last January in the NFL playoffs, Chad Henne played, Patrick Mahomes tweeted and a shirt was made. One legendary LinkedIn post later and a Top 5 product was born.
6. AARON RODGERS: I STILL OWN YOU
The Green Bay quarterback had a strong message for the rival Chicago Bears, and Packers fans are gleefully sharing it across the midwest via these popular T-shirts and hoodies.
7. ALL-JUICE TEAM
We were honored that Yahoo asked us to help them celebrate their beloved colleague, the late Terez Paylor. Proceeds from these products benefitted a scholarship fund in Paylor's name. The Chiefs even wore All-Juice hoodies during the draft.
In honor of our friend @TerezPaylor, who loved the NFL Draft, we're repping our All-Juice Team shirts today. #NFLDraft #AllJuiceTeam https://t.co/K0Ac4Xu3v1 pic.twitter.com/nbskOo3S8d— Chiefs Communications (@ChiefsPR) May 1, 2021
8. CAPTAIN BELT
Fun season in San Francisco, and perhaps no one enjoyed it more than Brandon Belt. His self-appointed captaincy was beloved by Giants fans.
9. DUNK ON 'EM
You couldn't watch a Dodgers game in 2021 without seeing the head-tap celebration. Fans embraced the move, which is borrowed from basketball and means to dunk on an opponent.
10. THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION: WORLD CHAMPS COVER
How could we say no when the AJC asked us to put their A1 cover on a T-shirt?
Hometown kid + first no-hitter in franchise history = Instant eCommerce success!
12. BERNIE MOOD
Bernie Sanders was a whole vibe at the presidential inauguration in January. With an assist from our friends at Yahoo, this shirt—and mug!—was a big hit.
13. WHO'S YORDADDY
Houston has fallen fast for future superstar Yordan Alvarez. His family even showed up to a game wearing the shirts to support Yordaddy!
14. BO NIX: FOCUSED AND HAVING FUN
The college licensing world was turned upside down with news that players could now profit off their name, image and likeness. Auburn QB Bo Nix used his notoriety—and viral 'focused and having fun' phrase—to raise money for causes that were important to him. We were happy to help.
15. ATLANTA CHAMPS 2021
Atlanta got the last laugh at all those Waffle House digs during the postseason, and this on-the-nose design helped Braves fans celebrate.
16. MARIACHI JOE
Joe Kelly was already a favorite in Dodgers circles after his tête à tête with Carlos Correa in 2020. When Kelly showed up to the White House in a mariachi jacket, Kelly's LA legend status was solidified.
17. PUT WOMEN'S SPORTS ON TV
Another 2020 standout that continued to show out in 2021, proving the message to be timeless.
18. JOC PEDERSON: JOCTOBER
It was an October (and November) to remember for Braves fans, thanks in part to the pearls worn by Joc Pederson.
19. THE CADDIE NETWORK
Hideki Matsuyama's caddie had this T-shirt peeking out underneath his jumpsuit during the Masters. We worked with TCN after the tournament to help them capitalize on the exposure.
20. ALABAMA: WE JUST WIN CHAMPIONSHIPS
Simple and straightforward gets the job done for Roll Tide fans.
21. D.J. GRAHAM: THE PICK
We worked directly with the Oklahoma defensive back so he could monetize one of the best interceptions in college football history.