Saturday is National Baseball Card Day, and dozens of card shops in the tri-state area are participating, handing out FREE packs of exclusive National Baseball Card Day packs featuring one player from 29 teams. The 30th card – which features Mike Trout – will be handed out as part of a gift with a $10 purchase of Topps products at the shop.
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Major Leaguers will also demonstrate their support for National Baseball Card Day when they help get things started on Friday, August 11, by giving away some sample packs from the field prior to games that day.
Topps has seen double-digit growth through the strength of innovative programs like Topps NOW, which celebrates baseball’s greatest moments as they happen, with new offerings each day, each available for 24 hours. Topps is closing in on 1,000,000 Topps NOW cards sold since its introduction in April 2016.
The Topps Company, licensee of the Major League Baseball Players Association and the exclusive trading card partner of Major League Baseball, has created baseball cards for more than 65 years. Baseball card collecting continues to provide great childhood memories to millions of fans – young and old alike – and brings family and friends together through the joy of connecting with their favorite baseball players by opening packs of cards.
“As baseball fans get more and more excited about baseball cards, we wanted to create a special day to celebrate this hobby as well as those who make it special,” said David Leiner, Topps VP and General Manager of North American Sports and Entertainment. “We see National Baseball Card Day as a way for longtime collectors to celebrate what they love about the hobby and give new collectors a chance to see everything baseball cards have to offer.”
Another important influence in the industry’s continued growth is the early success of this season’s crop of rookies, including Cody Bellinger, Andrew Benintendi, Dansby Swanson, Alex Bregman and Yuli Gurriel.
National Baseball Card Day is an exciting opportunity for baseball fans to visit their local hobby shops, where shop owners will hand out prizes and hold special events as they make the card shop-going experience extraordinary for everyone.