Largest Baseball Card: Topps sets world record (PICS & VIDEO)
LAKELAND, FL, USA -- Spring training kicked off in Lakeland, Fla. with the Topps Company, one of the leading manufacturers and marketers of sports trading cards, creating a giant baseball card; measuring nearly 90 ft. tall and 60 ft. wide, this massive baseball card depicts the image of Fielder, who appears on the cover of the Topps 2013 Series 1 box.; the giant card sets the new world record for the Largest baseball card,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Guinness World Records recognized the world record for the most valuable baseball bat in the world: the George Herman Ruth's (A.K.A Babe Ruth) bat with which he hit the first home run at Yankee Stadium on opening day 18 April 1923 in New York City USA. The bat was purchased by MastroNet, Inc (Illinois based auction house) at a Sotheby's New York auction for a record $1,265,000.
The Guinness world record for the most valuable baseball card is a rare tobacco card issued by the American Tabacco Company in 1909 and known as T206 Honus Wagner. It was sold in a deal brokered by SCP Auctions of Mission Viejo, California, USA, to an anonymous collector for $2.8million.
"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. (enlarge photo)
"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 the Topps company.
"We are excited to kick off the season and celebrate the launch of our new 2013 Series with Lakeland City Baseball, Prince and baseball fans everywhere."