A popular player with fans and having endorsed Topps before, it’s a good bet David Wright will probably appear in future releases after he retires this weekend but he’s getting one final new card–one that will coincide with his final game.
Topps has announced Wright as one of this week’s three new cards in its ongoing Living Set. The 1953-style issue of the Mets’ third baseman along with others featuring Yankees legend Don Mattingly and Nick Williams of the Phillies, are the 85th, 86th and 87th cards issued in the online exclusive set.
A one-time star, Wright’s last major league game was May 27, 2016. He’s since battled a myriad of debilitating injuries and admitted earlier this summer that he would never be able to physically compete at the major league level on a regular basis. Nevertheless, the Mets are planning to put him in the lineup Saturday for one final appearance in front of a sellout crowd.
You can see the newest Living Set cards via this page on the Topps website. They’re also available on eBay.
While it’s not likely any of this week’s players will rank among the biggest sellers of the product so far, both Mattingly and Wright should do well, considering their status with Yankee and Met fans.
Here’s a look at the Living Set’s most popular cards to date:
- Ronald Acuna 46,809
- Juan Soto 28,572
- Gleyber Torres 28,550
- Shohei Ohtani 20,966
- Ozzie Albies 14,036