Friday, April 1, 2011

BBM MLB Set

BBM announced today that they have obtained a license from MLB to produce cards for the US market for this season. Photographers from BBM spent the last couple weeks in Florida and Arizona taking pictures and the first set (called MLB 1st Version) will be released next week. The set will contain the full 40 man roster plus the manager and a checlklist card for each team. There also will be a 31 card subset for the statistical leaders from last season and a 60 card subset featuring the top two rookies for each team, for a total of 1351 cards in the set. There will also be insert sets for the Silver Slugger and Gold Glove winners from last year. Plus in continuation of BBM celebrating their 20th anniversary producing cards, they will have a special parallel issue for all the cards that includes a piece of china embedded in them. And there will also be autographed Yuki Saitoh cards, serially numbered to 1988.

Future sets will include MLB 2nd Version, which will include only 25 players per team, a 90 card 1st Version update and a subset featuring first pitch ceremonies from various ballparks (the size of this subset is dependent on how many swimsuit models BBM can arrange to throw out the first pitch) and MLB Touch The Game, a high end set to be printed on thin slices of platinum (they make an incredible sound when you put them in the spokes of your bicycle). There will be box sets for the All Star game and the World Series, a "Rookie Edition" set featuring every player drafted - 2400 cards to be released on August 16. BBM will also release a team set for each team that will feature every player, manager and coach in the team's organization - each set is expected to be roughly 200 cards.

6 comments:

Larry said...

I was going to link this post to one of the trading card forums until I realized how vague the details were and why this info had been posted today.

randombaseballstuff.com said...

Too bad this is an April Fools Day post - there are (a small number of) people who would really like to have sets like this. ;)

- Paul

NPB Card Guy said...

Yeah, one of the reasons I stopped getting MLB sets is that I wanted cards of all the players and no one was doing that. I'd actually love a BBM-style set for MLB.

Mischa said...

Not as good as the Derek Jeter April Fools post from last year, but still a nice touch. Keep it up and I'll wait to see what you've got planned for next year!

Nathan said...

GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

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This is the third April fools day prank I've fallen for in the last 20 minutes, I am officially an idiot.

Fuji said...

Bummer... I was just about to search for this product until I saw the TAG. Love the idea though... I'd totally bust this product if they produced it.