The 2017 edition of National Baseball Card Day returns to hobby shops across North America on Saturday, August 12.
Topps, Major League Baseball, and the Major League Baseball Players Association are once again partnering for the program that offers free exclusive packs of NBCD-branded cards to those who visit hobby shops.
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.
“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, said David Leiner, Topps VP and General Manager of North American Sports and Entertainment.
Those who visit participating card shops on National Baseball Card Day will get a free pack of six cards. While most contain cards from the base set, some autographed cards are also in the mix. There are 29 base cards in all plus a 30th card featuring Mike Trout that can only be obtained by purchasing $10 worth of Topps products at your local shop.
A full checklist of players included in the complete NBCD set and a list of participating stores is below.
Some shops will be holding in-store contests in conjunction with the event and Topps is also planning special promotions as well.
“National Baseball Card day shines a spotlight on the thrill and excitement we all experience whenever we open a pack of baseball cards,” said Evan Kaplan, Director, Licensing and Business Development at the Major League Baseball Players Association. “Fans and collectors alike will love receiving free cards of their favorite players; and we look forward to a big turnout on a day dedicated to honor the long-standing tradition of card collecting.”
Starting July 20, each of MLB’s 30 teams have held in-stadium giveaways in anticipation of National Baseball Card Day, giving out team specific four-card packs. A checklist for those cards is also below.
To support the project, online retailer Blowout Cards has pledged not to accept orders Saturday from 9 AM to 9 PM, encouraging collectors to visit physical stores instead.
2017 Topps National Baseball Card Day Hobby Store Checklist
1 Bryce Harper Washington Nationals® OF
2 Carlos Correa Houston Astros® SS
3 Corey Seager Los Angeles Dodgers® SS
4 Maikel Franco Philadelphia Phillies® 3B
5 Freddie Freeman Atlanta Braves™ 1B
6 Chris Sale Boston Red Sox® P
7 Paul Goldschmidt Arizona Diamondbacks® 1B
8 Nolan Arenado Colorado Rockies™ 3B
9 Joey Votto Cincinnati Reds® 1B
10 Justin Verlander Detroit Tigers® P
11 Aledmys Diaz St. Louis Cardinals® SS
12 Dellin Betances New York Yankees® P
13 Eric Hosmer Kansas City Royals® 1B
14 Giancarlo Stanton Miami Marlins® OF
15 Orlando Arcia Milwaukee Brewers™ SS ROOKIE
16 Miguel Sano Minnesota Twins® 3B
17 Jharel Cotton Oakland Athletics™ P ROOKIE
18 Andrew McCutchen Pittsburgh Pirates® OF
19 Wil Myers San Diego Padres™ 1B
20 Brandon Crawford San Francisco Giants® SS
21 Francisco Lindor Cleveland Indians® SS
22 Kris Bryant Chicago Cubs® 3B
23 Yoan Moncada Chicago White Sox® 2B ROOKIE
24 Robinson Cano Seattle Mariners™ 2B
25 Manny Machado Baltimore Orioles® 3B
26 Josh Donaldson Toronto Blue Jays® 3B
27 Jacob deGrom New York Mets® P
28 Chris Archer Tampa Bay Rays™ P
29 Adrian Beltre Texas Rangers® 3B
GWP-MT Mike Trout Angels® OF
AU-BH Bryce Harper Washington Nationals® OF
AU-CC Carlos Correa Houston Astros® SS
AU-CS Chris Sale Boston Red Sox® P
AU-JA Jose Altuve Houston Astros® 2B
AU-AD Aledmys Diaz St. Louis Cardinals® SS
AU-DB Dellin Betances New York Yankees® P
AU-TT Trea Turner Washington Nationals® SS
AU-YG Yulieski Gurriel Houston Astros® 3B ROOKIE
AU-AJ Aaron Judge New York Yankees® OF ROOKIE
AU-AB Andrew Benintendi Boston Red Sox® OF ROOKIE
AU-JB Justin Bour Miami Marlins® 1B
You can see cards from previous National Baseball Card Day events on eBay here.