Die-hard baseball fans in the US will soon have a way to be close to their favourite teams in the afterlife, after a company was given permission to reproduce the names and logos of all 30 league teams on a new line of caskets and urns.
The company says it has signed a multi-year licensing agreement with Major League Baseball in the US.
"Fans incorporate baseball in nearly every aspect of life," Eternal Image chief executive Clint Mytych said, adding the caskets could appeal to "a market that is just waiting for a way to make team loyalty a final statement of a great passion in their lives".
He says the urns and caskets will go on sale next year at prices from about $US600 to $US3,500.
"Our clubs receive these requests with some frequency - we have really passionate fans," Major League Baseball spokeswoman Susan Goodenow said, adding the deal gives the sport's governing body control of the tastefulness of the product.