Toronto Raptors 2016 Eastern “Phantom” Champs Gear

Written By:  •  Friday, May 27, 2016

 

16 TOR East Champs

I’ll admit, going into that series against Cleveland, I didn’t have a lot of hope for my Toronto Raptors, but there was a moment after that win in Game Four where I thought, “hey, they might actually win this thing!”.

About ten minutes into Game Five I was smacked back to reality.

But still it was a great run for the Raptors and continued a suspiciously decent run of Toronto sports fandom… I’ve been doing these phantom merchandise posts for years and it wasn’t until last October that I had to actually do one for a team I was a fan of. Seven months later, here’s number two. I meant, you can’t get a phantom post unless you’ve had some brief run of success.

Anyways, if the Toronto Raptors had done the impossible and eliminated a team with LeBron James on it prior to the Finals, this is what some of the merchandise celebrating their 2016 Eastern Conference Championship would have looked like… This are 100% the real stock photos various online shops would have used to sell these items if Toronto won.

We start, as always, with the official “Locker Room” combo — what the Raptors players would have worn on the court immediately following the victory:

16 TOR East Cap

16 TOR East Shirt

 

And now a collection of retail-only caps, t-shirts, pins, pennants, and miscellanea:

16 TOR East Cap 2

16 TOR East Shirt 2

16 TOR East Shirt 3

 

16 TOR East Beer

16 TOR East Flag
16 TOR East Coin
16 TOR East Glass 16 TOR East Pennant 16 TOR East Pin

16 TOR East Shirt 4 16 TOR East Shirt 5A shame they couldn’t do it, we’ll give ‘er another go next year.

If you enjoyed this, take a look at our other phantom championship posts right here.

 



Article Categories:

Share This Article

Related News

About Author

Chris Creamer

Chris Creamer is the founder of SportsLogos.Net and has been maintaining it since June 1997. You can follow him on Twitter at @sportslogosnet or contact him via email at ccreamer@sportslogos.net