Topps is getting behind the Professional Baseball Scouts Hall of Fame campaign with a sponsorship and the promise of scout baseball cards.
The Topps Company, Inc. and the Goldklang Group have announced a partnership agreement naming Topps the official sponsor of the Professional Baseball Scouts Hall of Fame (PBSHOF) campaign at all six minor league baseball clubs owned by Goldklang.
The Goldklang Group activated a campaign at the ballparks of teams it owns (Charleston RiverDogs, Ft. Myers Miracle, Hudson Valley Renegades, St. Paul Saints, Brockton Rox, Sioux Falls Canaries) and will spotlight the dedication of scouts and create recognition for their invaluable contributions to the game of baseball through various programs and displays. There will be a ceremony and established dedication area at each ballpark honoring a scout each year throughout the league schedule.
In conjunction with the ballpark campaigns, Topps plans to feature scouts on their trading cards including the creation of special cards it will provide to each Scouts Hall of Fame inductee.
Said Adam Zucker, director of licensing for Topps: “This partnership is another step in the direction of Topps working to pioneer change and recognition within the scope of the scouting industry, and we are thrilled to announce that we are adding scouts to our trading cards.”
To be considered for the scouts Hall of Fame requires a minimum of 20 years professional scouting experience. The selection of inductees will be based on a combination of quantifiable success in the field, contributions made to the game in other areas of the sport whether professional or amateur, and their involvement and dedication to the local community that is honoring them through induction.
“We share the passion of recognizing the achievements of scouts in baseball,” said Tyler Tumminia, vice president of integrated marketing for Goldklang. “Through our partnership with Topps we are able to create an exceptional opportunity for the many fans who wish to receive a clearer understanding of a scout’s role, in conjunction with the ability to establish lifelong memories for the families of scouts that are honored.”