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Top 5 Best-Selling MLB Jerseys for 2013 Announced

Today, the list of best-selling MLB jerseys was released. Three of the top five best-sellers come from the Big Apple, which isn't surprising based on the size of the city's market, but neither a Met nor Yankee claimed the top spot. So here it is, the five best selling jerseys in baseball!

5. Matt Harvey

Going into the start of the season, Harvey jerseys weren't flying off the shelves. As a matter of fact, most stores probably didn't even carry them, but after a 4-0 start, Harvey quickly became one of the most talked about players in the majors. His quick rise to stardom has overtaken New York. Mets fans, myself included, love this guy. He is the glimmer of hope that Mets fans so desperately need. He has dominated nearly every team he's faced. While his 7-2 record does not reflect his talent, his NL leading 147 strikeouts, along with an ERA of 2.35 has solidified him as, in my opinion, the best pitcher in baseball. Harvey could have as many as 14 wins if the Mets had a trustworthy bullpen, but nevertheless the fans love Harvey. #HarveyDay is a holiday in Queens every time Harvey takes the mound and along with any holiday comes decorations, so it's no wonder why Harvey's jersey is a best-seller. Expect to see a lot more 33s in the future, because Harvey's career is just getting started.

4. David Wright

Coming in right ahead of Harvey is the man who stands about 64 feet to the right of him every game, Mets third baseman David Wright. Coming into the season, Wright seemed like the only sure thing that Mets fans had to look forward to. Having signed an eight-year contract, fans who bought a number five jersey made a safe investment, because David Wright isn't going anywhere. Being a fan favorite on top of being an All-Star has made Wright into one of the most popular players in all of baseball. Ladies love him for his looks, just ask members of, so it's not just men wearing Wright's jersey, but plenty of women sporting pink variants as well. New York loves David Wright so much that a citywide campaign was launched just to assure that he started the All-Star Game. As long as Wright keeps hitting 25-30 home runs a year and keeps his batting average above .300, you can bet fans will always love him.

3. Yadier Molina

When Yadi made his major league debut back in 2004, he didn't make much of an impact. While he has always been one of the best defensive catchers in the game (only has three errors this year and has caught 45 percent of base runners), his offense production was sub-par at best, batting only .216 in 2006. However, Molina turned over a new leaf in 2008 and has been an All-Star ever since. Having spent his whole career thus far in St. Louis, Cardinals fans have come to love Molina. He has blossomed into one of the best players in the majors, coming in fourth in 2012 for NL MVP voting. This rise to stardom, along with being on two World Series winning teams, has brought Molina into the spotlight. The departure of Albert Pujols has made Molina into the cornerstone of the Cardinals franchise. His contract is good through 2017, so there should be plenty of number four jerseys in Busch Stadium for years to come.

2. Mariano Rivera

So many different factors contribute to the sale of Mo jerseys. First off, he is the last player to ever wear the number 42. The number was retired throughout the league, in honor of Jackie Robinson, but players who already wore the number were allowed to keep it. Rivera is the only player to wear 42 that still plays, so having a jersey with a 42 on it definitely appeals to fans, because of a sense of exclusivity. On top of that, Rivera pitches for what might be the most known sports franchise in the history of sports, the New York Yankees. All of the Yankees big names are hurt this year, so rather than buy jerseys for players like Jeter and A-Rod who have been on the bench all year, fans instead chose the jersey of the greatest closer of all time. This may also be Rivera's last year, so fans want to get his jersey and represent while he is still playing, because nobody knows how much longer Rivera will be in the game.

1. Buster Posey

This should come as no surprise to baseball fans. Posey won the NL MVP award last year in addition to being part of the San Francisco Giants World Series winning team. San Francisco fans are some of the most passionate fans in baseball. In the post Barry Bonds era, Giants fans needed a player to look up to that wouldn't let them down like Bonds did. Posey has become that player. Posey has had a short career thus far, with just three full seasons played, but he has arguably become the face of baseball. At only 26-years-old, jerseys with the number 28 on them will be around for quite some time.

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