Topps has created special edition baseball cards for the Detroit Tigers Foundation and its Autographs For a Cause program.
The cards were given to players participating in the program, who sign them in exchange for a flat fee of $15-$25 plus shipping with all proceeds going to the player’s favorite charity. Players will match the amount of money collected through sales of the signed cards.
Autographs For a Cause has raised over $200,000 since 2011.
The cards carry 2017 Topps designs but include a Tigers Foundation logo at the top. Among the players signing through the program are 2016 American League Rookie of the Year Michael Fullmer, infielder Ian Kinsler, pitcher Daniel Norris, outfielder Justin Upton and several others. They’ll sign about 200 cards, which are available through MLB Auctions.
“For every autograph you sign you can bring awareness to a cause,” pitcher Matt Boyd told the Detroit Free Press. “More than anything, that goes so far. That’s pretty cool.”
This season’s program will continue through March of next year.