Sunday, August 13, 2017

Happy Belated National Baseball Card Day

I received a card yesterday from a friend who had attended a Pirates game earlier in the week, the Trevor Williams pitching gem game in fact.  Not only did he attend a great game in person, but he also got a pack of team specific cards to celebrate National Baseball Card Day.

This year Topps made their standard National release of a player from each team.  In addition they created team specific cards.  The Stadium Giveaways for each team feature 9 current players and 1 All-Time Franchise Legend for a total of 10 cards per team.  Some of the odd legends include Wade Boggs (Devil Rays) and David Ortiz instead of any of the other Red Sox all-time greats (Yaz, Williams, Fisk).  The Philadelphia Phillies recognized that they have no quality players on their team and released a 20 card legends set, not numbered.

Further details about both releases can be found here.

I have a National Release (with different picture) ordered and will probably receive it sometime later this week.

In the meantime let's (belatedly) celebrate National Baseball Card Day today!!!

Here's the 2017 Pittsburgh Pirates team specific release of Cutch.

The card back has a different write up than the National Release.



  1. Good friend indeed! I wonder if the Redbirds did this? None the less great Cutch