There’s now a ToppsMobile. The card-covered vehicle looks like a food truck that’s been top to bottom and front to back with baseball cards.
It made its debut in Brooklyn on Friday, just ahead of National Baseball Card Day. You can check it out via this story on Spectrum News in New York.
While hundreds of card shops participated in the promotion (and some reported large turnouts), other entities did, too. Marlins manager Don Mattingly signed baseball cards that were given out at random with every $50 donation to his youth charity.
At the Cincinnati Reds Museum, there was a special card greeting those who came.
— Reds Hall of Fame & Museum presented by Dinsmore (@RedsMuseum) August 10, 2019
NBC Sports Bay Area has launched a baseball card series as players sort through their cards and tell some stories. The first episode featured Brandon Belt, who has a card that includes a note about his appearance on an award show with Carrie Underwood that’s pretty funny. Watch the segment below.
Here’s a great story from the Minneapolis Star-Tribune about how collectors and archivists are keeping baseball history alive.
Jacksonville.com recently visited a local show and shop for an overview of the hobby there.