Upper Deck issued a press release Tuesday, offering free packs if the National League could beat the A.L. in the All-Star Game.
In February, inside its 2009 Series One Baseball product, the company released a nine-card insert set entitled: “Historic Firsts Predictors.” One of nine predictions was the NL breaking a 13-year drought in the All-Star Game. Upper Deck promised to “do something big” if it happened, but fans saw yet another American League win.
Upper Deck didn’t get specific as to how it would distribute those free packs–or what they were–but we don’t have to worry about that, now do we?
Topps’ internet comedy series "Back on Topps", featuring the Sklar brothers as heirs to the Topps trading card company, will return for another season. The show did well enough to attract a decent audience last year –and benefitted from some guest appearances by current and former players.
A fan latched onto the 300th career home run ball off the bat of David Ortiz last weekend. The girl and her family were invited to meet Big Papi and turned the milestone ball over in exchange for some autographs.