Colon, Young Yankees Boost TOPPS NOW Rookie Season

Bartolo-HR-CardTOPPS launched its NOW baseball platform in April to highlight individual and team achievements each day of the season. Nearly 500 moments have been captured on cardboard to date, with the Yankees and Mets well represented throughout the year.

Bartolo Colon‘s first career home run on May 7 in San Diego is one of the highlights of the season, and Mets fans responded by purchasing more than 8,000 copies of the card, depicting the 40-year-old mid-swing. Colon has been featured four other times, joining several Mets who appeared on multiple cards, including Curtis Granderson, Yoenis Cespedes, Noah Syndergaard, Wilmer Flores and Jay Bruce (!).

Aaron Judge and Tyler Austin have been part of the Yankees’ youth movement since the August 1 trading deadline; their August 13 back-to-back homers in consecutive at bats sold more than 5,000 . Judge has appeared on two other cards since his debut, and the Yankees’ total of 28 cards to date is third in MLB behind the Cubs (38) and Red Sox (36).

Overall, the program has surpassed 300,000 cards.