If you want to claim you own every different All Star game program, you're going to be buying a lot of them this year.
Major League Baseball Properties (MLBP) will, for the first time, make available a limited edition Official All-Star Game Program that features team-specific covers. This year, in addition to the 2007 All-Star Game Program covers that highlight the host Club San Francisco Giants, MLB Publishing will customize front covers showcasing a star from each of the 30 Major League Clubs. The 2007 Official All-Star Game Program Limited Player Edition books are available for purchase through Team Shops, MLB.com and Modell's Sporting Goods.
"The 2007 Official All-Star Game Program Limited Player Edition books afford fans the opportunity to celebrate their favorite teams and those players who are participating in the Midsummer Classic," said Howard Smith, Senior Vice President, Licensing, Major League Baseball. "The All-Star Game Program represents the aura of the event long after the final out is recorded and these limited editions will evoke special memories about the teams and players involved."
Every Official All-Star Game Program has more than 250 pages of exclusive photos and original editorial content, including an extensive section on San Francisco baseball, a section highlighting the history of the State Farm Home Run Derby and a feature on the best base runners in baseball. Contributing writers include George Will (nationally syndicated columnist), Joe Posnanski (Kansas City Star columnist)and National Baseball Writers Jayson Stark (ESPN.com), Jerry Crasnick (ESPN.com), and senior MLB columnist Ken Rosenthal (Foxsports.com).
Along with the Official All-Star Game Program, the Major League Baseball Properties Publishing Department produces a variety of original Major League Baseball books and publications including the annual World Series Program, League Championship Series Program, Major League Baseball en espaol,and Little League Magazine.
2007 Official All-Star Program Limited Player Editions:
Arizona Diamondbacks/ Orlando Hudson
Atlanta Braves / John Smoltz
Baltimore Orioles/ Brian Roberts
Boston Red Sox/ David Ortiz
Chicago Cubs/ Alfonso Soriano
Chicago White Sox/ Bobby Jenks
Cincinnati Reds/ Ken Griffey Jr.
Cleveland Indians/ Grady Sizemore
Colorado Rockies/ Matt Holliday
Detroit Tigers/ Magglio Ordonez
Florida Marlins/ Miguel Cabrera
Houston Astros/ Carlos Lee
Kansas City Royals/ Gil Meche
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim/ Vladimir Guerrero
Los Angeles Dodgers/ Russell Martin
Milwaukee Brewers/ Prince Fielder
Minnesota Twins/ Torii Hunter
New York Mets/ Jose Reyes
New York Yankees/ Derek Jeter
Oakland Athletics/ Danny Haren
Philadelphia Phillies/ Chase Utley
Pittsburgh Pirates/ Freddy Sanchez
San Diego Padres/ Jake Peavy
San Francisco Giants/ Barry Bonds
Seattle Mariners/ Ichiro Suzuki
St. Louis Cardinals/ Albert Pujols
Tampa Bay Devil Rays/ Carl Crawford
Texas Rangers/ Michael Young
Toronto Blue Jays/ Alex Rios
Washington Nationals/ Dmitri Young