Some people celebrate the start of the baseball season by attending the first day of Spring Training. Others, like the Topps Co., create the world's largest baseball card.
On Feb. 12, Topps celebrated the launch of 2013 Topps Baseball Series 1 and the start of Spring Training with the world's largest baseball card – nearly 90 feet tall and 60 feet wide.
The event, held in Lakeland, Fla., was attended by Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder and nearly 100 youth baseball players from Lakeland City Baseball.
“It is truly an honor and a thrill for me to be featured not only on the 2013 Topps Series 1 box, but also on the largest baseball card the world has ever seen,” said Fielder. “Baseball is back.”
The grand reveal of this giant card took place at Peterson Park, a youth baseball field just a few miles south of where Fielder’s Tigers teammates will hold their first workout of Spring Training for the 2013 season.
“Spring Training is one of the most exciting times for baseball fans, as it marks the official start of a brand new baseball season,” said Marc Stephens, marketing manager for Topps. “We are excited to kick off the season and celebrate the launch of our new 2013 Topps Baseball Series 1 with Lakeland City Baseball, Prince and baseball fans everywhere.”