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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Yankee Stadium Legacy cards

I received an email from Marty Appel, the Yankees' former publicist, about Upper Deck's Yankee Stadium Legacy card set.

Here is what he wrote:

As you probably know I was the Yankees publicist for many years and remain close to the team now…..and have also gotten “seasoned” enough to be considered a bit of a historian when it comes to the Yanks.

So I wanted to make your readers aware of an Upper Deck card product called Yankee Stadium Legacy – a 6,661 card set, with one card representing every Yankee home game ever played in Yankee Stadium (plus a few extras for Papal visits, boxing, etc.).

It is the largest card set ever produced (Guinness Book worthy), and an amazing research project.

The cards are inserted into various Upper Deck baseball products, and will continue into next year so that the 2008 MLB season is included.

More information is at www.OwnTheLegacy.com. Is it impossible to collect the full set? It’s certainly a challenge. Also, fans can register the codes on the back of the cards at the website to be included in a Yankee Dream sweepstakes for a chance to win tickets to the All-Star Game, the last regular-season game and the first 2009 home game.
Sounds like an interesting concept. Happy hunting.


Mantlemurcer said...

I received the email too. I was thinking he wanted to advertise, but really didn't know what to make of it.

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