Baseball Youth offers trading card promotion

The chance for a youngster to have his or her own baseball card inserted in a national magazine is part of a new trading card promotion being offered by Topps, Upper Deck and the MLB Players Association.
Baseball Youth magazine will be inserting three baseball cards in each of its six issues for this year. Kids will find a Topps card, an Upper Deck card and a third card of a youth player chosen through a special promotion whereby kids are encouraged to send in a photo in uniform, a personal bio, stats and a paragraph describing their baseball card collection. Winners will be determined by their photos and written submissions. The first issue featuring a youth card hits newsstands this week.
“What makes this promotion so unique is that a kid gets to have their trading card created and printed right next to the pros,” said Baseball Youth publisher Scott Hacker. “Imagine what these kids can tell their friends if we make their baseball card.”
The promotion will be heavily publicized on the Baseball Youth Road Trip that travels to major youth baseball tournaments and World Series events across the country with an interactive FanFest experience. Topps and Upper Deck are national sponsors of the Road Trip, along with the MLBPA, Louisville Slugger, Backyard Sports, Disney Channel, Disney’s Wide World of Sports and AirHeads.
“We will reach close to 500,000 kids on the Road Trip, and we want each kid we see to send us photos and information for this trading card promotion,” Hacker said. “Baseball cards are an important part of the Road Trip, and this is another way to push kids to collect baseball cards.”

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