Big seasons for Cardinals, Sun Devils, Wildcats boosting Valley sports sales

Oct 27, 2014, 4:46 PM | Updated: 4:47 pm
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PHOENIX — Are you looking to buy a new jersey after the great start to the Arizona Cardinals season?

Chances are sports stores near you are running low because sales are booming.

“In October, we’ll end up about 10 percent and that will increase as we go into November, undoubtedly,” said Kelly Roberts with Just Sports.

Roberts said the big jersey jump for the Cardinals happened in September, when the team beat a big rival.

“[We’re seeing] increases every single week,” he said. “The big jump happened when the Cardinals beat the (San Francisco) 49ers back in September and that elevated it to a new level. Now, we’re seeing it again in October with these big wins the last few weeks.”

And it’s not just the Cardinals. Both the Arizona State Sun Devils and Arizona Wildcats are 6-1, leading to a spike in sales.

Non-Arizona teams are also selling well. Robert said the Pittsburgh Steelers and Dallas Cowboys are selling big.

KTAR’s Martha Maurer contributed to this report.

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Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald dives forward after a 19-yard reception against the Philadelphia Eagles during the first half of the NFL NFC Championship football game Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, center, scores a touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles as Eagles linebacker Chris Gocong (57) tries to defend during the first half of the NFL NFC Championship football game Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, in Glendale, Ariz. Eagles safety Quintin Mikell is at left. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) Arizona Cardinals running back Edgerrin James, right, carries the ball as Philadelphia Eagles safety Quintin Demps defends during the first half of the NFL NFC Championship football game Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) Arizona Cardinals running back Edgerrin James, right, carries the ball as Philadelphia Eagles safety Quintin Demps defends during the first half of the NFL NFC Championship football game Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald runs for a touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles during the first half of the NFL NFC Championship football game Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Joe and Lisa Bednarczyk of Tempe, Ariz., cheer for the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of the NFL NFC Championship football game against the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Cardinals quarterback Matt Leinart, left, celebrates a touchdown with Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner during the first half of the NFL NFC Championship football game against the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb, center, runs the ball against Arizona Cardinals defensive end Antonio Smith, left, and defensive tackle Darnell Dockett, right, during the first half of the NFL NFC Championship football game Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) Arizona Cardinals safety Aaron Francisco intercepts the ball as Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson looks on during the first half of the NFL NFC Championship football game Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb throws the ball as Eagles' running back Brian Westbrook blocks Arizona Cardinals linebacker Karlos Dansby during the first half of the NFL NFC Championship football game Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb eludes Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Darnell Dockett during the second half of the NFL NFC championship football game Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb is caught by Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Darnell Dockett during the second half of the NFL NFC championship football game Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid talks to kicker David Akers (2) after Akers missed an extra point during the second half of the NFL NFC championship football game against the Arizona Cardinals Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) Arizona Cardinals safety Adrian Wilson, right, reacts after he sacked Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb as running back Brian Westbrook walks by during the second half of the NFL NFC championship football game Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb fumbles the ball as he is sacked by Arizona Cardinals safety Adrian Wilson during the second half of the NFL NFC championship football game Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, in Glendale, Ariz. The Cardinals recovered the ball. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (10) catches a pass in front of Arizona Cardinals defensive back Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (29) during the second half of the NFL NFC championship football game Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Arizona Cardinals defensive end Bertrand Berry reacts with teammate Antonio Smith (94) after recovering a fumble by Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb recovered fumble during the second half of the NFL NFC championship football game Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb, left, is tackled by Arizona Cardinals defensive end Bryan Robinson, center, and defensive tackle Darnell Dockett, right, during the second half of the NFL NFC championship football game Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jason Avant (81) can't come up with a pass with Arizona Cardinals cornerback Ralph Brown (20) defending during the first half of the NFL NFC championship football game Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb tries to pass as he is tackled by Arizona Cardinals defensive end Chike Okeafor during the second half of the NFL NFC championship football game Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jason Avant grabs for a reception as Arizona Cardinals safety Aaron Francisco defends during the second half of the NFL NFC championship football game Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt works from the sideline during the first half of the NFL NFC championship football game against the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb fumbles the ball as he is sacked by Arizona Cardinals safety Adrian Wilson during the second half of the NFL NFC championship football game Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, in Glendale, Ariz. The Cardinals recovered the ball. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb fumbles the ball as he is sacked by Arizona Cardinals safety Adrian Wilson during the second half of the NFL NFC championship football game Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, in Glendale, Ariz. The Cardinals recovered the ball. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jason Avant (81) can't come up with a pass as Arizona Cardinals cornerback Ralph Brown (20) defends during the first half of the NFL NFC championship football game Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Anquan Boldin (81) catches a pass as Philadelphia Eagles safety Quintin Mikell (27) defends during the first half of the NFL NFC championship football game Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb reacts after a play against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of the NFL NFC championship football game Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner, left, gets encouragement from coach Ken Whisenhunt before the NFL NFC championship football game Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald is pursued by Philadelphia Eagles safety Quintin Mikell during the first half of the NFL NFC championship football game Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner (13), rolls out with the baool as Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Stewart Bradley defends during the first half of the NFL NFC championship football game Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) A Philadelphia Eagles's fan reacts to action against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of the NFL NFC championship football game Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson, left, celebrates his touchdown with running back Correll Buckhalter (28) during the second half of the NFL NFC championship football game against the Arizona Cardinals Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson celebrates his touchdown during the second half of the NFL NFC championship football game against the Arizona Cardinals Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson makes a touchdown during the second half of the NFL NFC championship football game against the Arizona Cardinals Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson celebrates his touchdown with teammate Dan Klecko, left, during the second half of the NFL NFC championship football game against the Arizona Cardinals Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) Arizona Cardinals safety Adrian Wilson reacts after he sacked Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb during the second half of the NFL NFC championship football game Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) Philadelphia Eagles running back Brian Westbrook eludes Arizona Cardinals linebacker Gerald Hayes (54) during the second half of the NFL NFC championship football game Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Philadelphia Eagles tight end Brent Celek makes a touchdown reception as Arizona Cardinals linebacker Gerald Hayes defends during the second half of the NFL NFC championship football game Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb reacts to a touchdown during the second half of the NFL NFC championship football game against the Arizona Cardinals Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, in Glendale, Ariz. Eagles offensive tackle Jon Runyan looks on at right. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Arizona Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald (11) reacts after teammate Tim Hightower caught a touchdown pass during the second half of the NFL NFC championship football game against the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson celebrates his touchdown during the second half of the NFL NFC championship football game against the Arizona Cardinals Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Arizona Cardinals running back Tim Hightower, left, reacts after his 8-yard touchdown reception is signaled during the second half of the NFL NFC championship football game against the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, in Glendale, Ariz. Cardinal player Mike Gandy (69) looks on. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)  An Arizona Cardinals' fan watches action against the Philadelphia Eagles during the second half of the NFL NFC championship football game Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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Big seasons for Cardinals, Sun Devils, Wildcats boosting Valley sports sales