December 1, 2008

Red Sox fans can get logo on coffins

Loyal fans of the Boston Red Sox can now back their team even in death thanks to new coffins featuring the MLB team's logo, a funeral director says.

Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home co-director Dan Biggins said his site in Rockland, Mass., has received the first-ever officially licensed Red Sox coffin and will begin offering the sports-related funerary item to diehard Sox fans, The Boston Globe said Monday.

It's really a beautiful thing, Biggins said. It's really neat.

The logo of the popular baseball team is featured on the coffin's lining and pillow, as well as on its exterior so the world can know the deceased's true Sox dedication.

Biggins' father and fellow funeral home director, Bob, said the familial pair first came across the Eternal Image product at a 2007 National Funeral Directors Association convention in Las Vegas.

As soon as we saw it, we knew we wanted it, Bob Biggins said. We fell in love with it.

The Globe said the specialized coffins retail at $4,499, while die-cast urns featuring a baseball and home-base plate are retailing for $799.