The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reprinting special Braves issue after overwhelming demand

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Braves are World Series champions for the first since 1995 and the city’s newspaper is celebrating with a special commemorative issue.

Editor of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Kevin Riley said a 16-page special edition went on sale Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. The papers were available at Kroger, Publix, QuikTrip and RaceTrac locations.

[READ: Atlanta Braves win their first World Series title since 1995]

Lines formed across the city as people tried to get their hands on one.

Shopper Ricardo Burton agreed with the headline that this championship was “Worth The Wait.”

“When I was little, I wasn’t old enough to cherish it. I’m older now. It means a lot to me.” Burton said.

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Many stores sold out quickly, leading to confusion and frustration from customers.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution announced Wednesday afternoon that it will be reprinting the edition and delivering more to stores tomorrow morning. A spokesperson for the paper said they original printed 30,000 copies and would print 70,000 more.

Whether they got it today or are waiting until tomorrow, customers were excited to own a piece of history.

“We’re gonna read it, read it, read it. And frame it!” Susan Berthelot said.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution will also print a special edition for Friday’s victory parade and include several of special pages in this Sunday’s edition.

Readers can also pre-order a commemorative book with the stories and images from the 2021 Braves season, told by the AJC’s journalists who have chronicled the team from spring training to now.

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