Fox is making sure that The Sandlot’s 25th anniversary isn’t going to slip by quietly this summer. In addition to re-releasing the classic coming-of-age story in theaters for a limited time, the studio also partnered with toy manufacturers and clothing companies to create new memorabilia for fans looking to recapture the movie's iconic quotes and characters. And if you act fast, purchasing any of this Sandlot merch can land you a once-in-a-lifetime collectible.
Simply head to the studio's The Sandlot merchandise page and make a purchase—a shirt, Funko Pop! figure, can koozie, etc. This purchase will get you a free, limited-edition Sandlot capsule filled with actual dirt from the baseball field where the movie was filmed. The dirt comes from Salt Lake City, Utah, which doubled as Los Angeles’s San Fernando Valley where the movie was supposed to take place. Each capsule will come with a numbered hologram seal to ensure authenticity.
Salt Lake City will also be home to a special August 11 screening of the film on the actual field, complete with appearances by some of the movie’s cast, including Hams, Smalls, and Squints. If you can't make it to that event, check out the limited-time screenings that Fathom Events and Fox are hosting nationwide.
If you’re looking to get in on this Sandlot dirt capsule, act fast. These capsules will only be around while supplies last, and with a beloved movie like this one, don’t expect that to be very long.