MLB’s trading card partner wasted no time getting a Bryce Harper Phillies baseball card.
On Sunday, the company revealed a 2019 Topps NOW card with an image from Saturday’s news conference showing the $330 million man putting on his red and white Phils’ pinstripe jersey for the first time.
Harper worked with Topps on the creation of his own branded card set last year.
This new guy is pretty popular. pic.twitter.com/BDW1h40Hmi
— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) March 3, 2019
You can probably look for pack-pulled Harper Phillies card in Topps Series 2.
On Monday, Topps added two more on-demand cards and some mini posters. Both are available until later in the week.
The six-time All-Star’s arrival has caused ticket sales to soar in Philadelphia. Sales of these new Phillies jerseys have been bigger than for any other player in any sport during the first 24 hours of a launch. He’s wearing number 3 with the Phils.
The Harper news added a little extra buzz to The Philly Show, which returned to the Valley Forge Convention Center over the weekend. Crowds turned out Friday through Sunday to check out the show floor with vintage and modern cards and memorabilia.
There were plenty of Eagles fans on hand to snare autographs from current and former players.
Life hasn’t been easy for the “other guy” on Tom Seaver’s 1967 Topps rookie card and now a woman hired to help care for him is accused of bilking him out of nearly $20,000.
Bill Denehy, a 1960s Mets prospect who was later traded for the man who became the manager of the 1969 World Series champs, is legally blind. It’s believed a multitude of cortisone injections he took for pain during his career contributed to losing nearly all of his sight several years ago.
Denehy lives in the Orlando, Florida area. Through a website, he and his daughter hired Donna Sue Santella to assist him three days a week. Now, Santella is facing charges of financial exploitation of the elderly, issuing a worthless check valued at least $150, and second degree grand theft.
You can read about the case in Law & Crime here and watch a story from WFTV in Orlando below.