Topps Now set a new print run record this weekend. A card sold 51,112 cards and it didn’t even picture an athlete. Dr. Anthony Fauci was pictured on a card celebrating his 1st Pitch on Opening Night before the Washington Nationals took on the New York Yankees. The previous record was held by Vladimir Guerrero Jr for his MLB debut card with 19,396 copies sold. You can find the print runs for all Topps Now cards by clicking here.
Topps Now cards are only sold for 24 hours on Topps’ website. The cards start at $9.99 per card but the price per card goes down when you order more copies. For example, if you buy 20 cards the cost comes down to $3.99 a card. The cards feature top moments and milestones that occurred in the previous days games. The program began back in 2016.
Dr. Fauci is the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and has been an advisor to every President since Ronald Reagan. He has also served on President Trump’s White House Coronavirus Task Force since its formation in January.
It’s interesting to see a non-athlete card take the top spot on the most sold list. Will the popularity of Topps Now continue to grow with games now underway or was this a one-time case? We may learn more once the Luis Robert Rookie Card print run is announced.
If you missed the Dr. Fauci card at first offering you can shop for a copy right now on eBay.