Judd Apatow ‘First Pitch’ Card In Topps 2017 Series 1
- Updated: February 1, 2017
A card depicting producer and writer Judd Apatow as he threw out the first pitch at Citi Field on August 2 is among the “First Pitch” inserts included in Topps Series 1 packs, launched today.
Apatow heads a group of 20 celebrities, including Stephen Colbert, Lou Ferrigno, John Goodman and others whose tosses at various parks are commemorated in Series 1.
Further details of the Series 1 launch are below, via Topps:
Baseball Season Begins with the Release of 2017 Topps® Baseball Series 1
Topps is Giving Away Two Million Original Cards in The Ultimate Card Giveaway
As Voted by Fans, Chicago Cubs Third Baseman and NL MVP Kris Bryant is the No.1 card for 2017 Topps® Baseball
(New York, NY; February 1, 2017) – Baseball season is back, and it begins with the launch of 2017 Topps® Baseball Series 1. Every year since 1952, The Topps Company, the exclusive trading card partner of Major League Baseball, has released its annual baseball card set that includes fan favorites, superstars, up-and-coming rookies and the recent addition of popular First Pitch™ inserts.
Today, baseball fans around the world can start ripping packs and collecting cards of amazing moments, rookies and superstars. As announced last week, Chicago Cubs third baseman and 2016 NL MVP Kris Bryant was voted by fans to be on Card No. 1 for 2017 Topps Baseball. Bryant joins a long list of great players who have been represented on the first Topps card of the year from Jackie Robinson and Ted Williams to Mike Piazza and Derek Jeter. Also included in the series are special cards depicting on-air personalities from the MLB Network, including Hall of Famer John Smoltz, hosts Greg Amsinger and Lauren Shehadi, and former players Harold Reynolds, Sean Casey and more. The first 10 cards of this 29-card set will appear in 2017 Topps Baseball Series 1 and the rest within the June release of 2017 Topps Baseball Series 2 and the October release of 2017 Topps Baseball Update.
Additionally, Topps is giving away two million cards in The Ultimate Card Giveaway, giving baseball fans a chance to find original Topps cards from throughout its 66-year history. There will also be opportunities to win great prizes including Topps Now™ and Topps BUNT® cards as part of The Ultimate Card Giveaway.
“Topps Baseball Series 1 is the official launch of the baseball season and a part of Americana as generations of fans eagerly await the annual baseball card release,” said David Leiner, General Manager and Vice President of the North American Sports & Entertainment Division at Topps. “Each year, Topps Baseball includes the best players and must-have rookie cards. Collecting cards is the perfect hobby to enjoy with friends and family, and we are proud to keep that tradition alive.”