Thursday, March 27, 2008
National Baseball Card Returns for 2008
For the past few of years, baseball card companies have tried teaming up for a National Baseball Card Day release, but they haven't been too successful.
In 1999, there was a set called National Trading Card day. In 2004, there was a National Trading Card Day release. However, licensing agreements were difficult to iron out, and the sets never gained much notoriety.
Topps and Upper Deck finally got a good set out in 2006 on National Baseball Card Day which fell the Saturday before Father's Day.
After a year off in 2007, the two companies will again merge for a set in 2008.
Saturday, participating Toys R Us stores, hobby shops, and ballparks will all be handing out promotional packs of the cards. Each pack will include five Upper Deck cards, five Topps cards, a Rookie insert from each company, and an information card.
The checklist includes the biggest names in baseball and six of the hottest rookies.
Topps Base Checklist:
Topps Rookies Checklist:
Upper Deck Base Checklist:
Ken Griffey Jr.
Upper Deck Rookie Checklist:
Chin Ling Hu
National Baseball Card Day is a great day for new collections to start and for existing collections to get a taste of something new.
So go out and get yourself a couple of these packs Saturday and then try to complete your set on one of the trade sites listed in my blog roll.