Topps today launched a new 82-card set, curated by Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge. And while a broad array of stars past and present are included, there’s no doubt that the superstar’s status as one of Gotham’s favorite players had a large influence on his selections for inclusion.
Judge is among numerous Yankees and Mets in the series, which launched today and is available through March 17. Fans will find cards featuring current standouts DJ LeMahieu, Aroldis Chapman, Luke Voit, Pete Alonso and Jeff McNeil as well as legends Derek Jeter, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Babe Ruth, Mariano Rivera, Paul O’Neill, Gary Carter, Darryl Strawberry and more. The Brooklyn Dodgers are covered with a Jackie Robinson card and there’s a Willie Mays (though representing San Francisco rather than N.Y. Giants) as well. No Hal Chase or Wee Willie Keeler for the Highlanders, sadly.
Judge has signed off on each theme, player and image. Other current All-Stars in the set include Shohei Ohtani, Fernando Tatis Jr., Mike Trout and many more.
“Aaron is one of the game’s biggest stars, and we couldn’t be happier with his selections,” said Zach Beehler, Topps Digital Marketing Manager. “We think fans will love the design as well as the variety of players from various eras that reflect Aaron’s love of the game and respect for its history.”