With no games to chronicle, it’s back to the vault for an ongoing series of Topps Now. On Tuesday, the company launched an ongoing series of cards commemorating moments from past games played on that day.
Printed on glossy stock, Topps Now Turn Back the Clock cards will be available for 24 hours with the print run to be determined by the number of cards ordered. At least one new card will likely be released each day–at least until there are actual baseball games to commemorate.
The first card features Randy Johnson, who struck out 14 White Sox in seven innings on March 31, 1991. Johnson didn’t get a decision, though. The game went to the 12th inning when the Mariners won it on a single by Alex Rodriguez. It was the first Opening Day game held before April 1.
Produced in the same design of the 1987 Topps subset by the same name, the backs tell the story of the game. We’re not sure if the project will be successful or not, but it sounds like it would be a lot of fun to create.
The cards are priced at $9.99 each on Topps’ website but can be purchased for as little as $3.50 in quantity. They’ll be shipped a few days after the window closes. eBay sellers who buy in quantity are offering single cards at around $5 each.
You can check out the hottest Topps Now card auctions here.