MLBP And MLBPA Deliver Trading Card Sampling Packs to Fans At Spring Training.Sports Editors/Baseball Writers & Columnists
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The MLBPA was not the first attempt to unionize baseball players. and their official trading card licensees, are bringing the fun of baseball card collecting to Spring Training with a unique Card Sampling program, it was announced today.
The Card Sampling program will take place at 29 different MLB team Spring Training sites from now until March 24, as free trading cards sampling packs are given out to fans by players before and after each game. The specially-created card sampling pack features 2001 trading cards from three MLBP MLBP Maximum Likelihood Beamspace Processor
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"The Card Sampling program taking place at Major League Baseball Spring Training games is an exciting way for fans to experience the fun of collecting baseball cards," said Howard Smith, Vice President of Licensing for Major League Baseball. "Collecting baseball cards serves as a tremendous way for fans to connect with the game of baseball on and off the field, all year round."
"The players themselves recall card collecting as one of their fondest memories growing up, and the Card Sampling program is another way today's players provide everlasting memories to a new generation of fans," said Evan Kaplan, Category Manager - Trading Cards and Collectibles for the MLBPA. "Despite the technological advances in multi-media, trading cards still provide young and old fans alike with one of the most enjoyable and purest ways to learn more about their favorite players."