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MLB Wacky Packages® to debut on March 9 With First-Ever Philly Phanatic Autographed Card

Major League Baseball and Wacky Packages® are joining forces for the first time, with mascot autographs of Mr. Met and others, and seat and ticket relics.

March 8, 2016- MLB Wacky Packages is due out March 9 with loads of jokes and fun for baseball fans of all ages. MLB Wacky Packages will feature 90 base cards that parody all 30 MLB teams, MLB events, Minor League Baseball teams and ballpark foods in a comprehensive set that should get everyone laughing. ADDITIONAL IMAGES ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

Along with the stickers that Wacky Packages have been known for since the 1960s, the product will also contain autograph cards from mascots such as Mr. Met and the Phillie Phanatic, and active baseball stars such as Houston Astros’ outfielder George Springer and Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal.

Wacky Packages will also have Stadium Seat Relics and Ticket Relics to round out the never-before-done release.

Baseball fans and collectors can find MLB Wacky Packages in hobby shops, Target, Wal-Mart, and Topps.com on March 9.

Contacts:

Susan Lulgjuraj slulguraj@topps.com

Joe Favorito- joefavorito2@gmail.com 917-566-8345

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