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MLB AND MLBPA AGREE ON ONE THING -- NEW CARD SET
Published March 3, 1995
MLB, MLBPA and their six trading card licensees (Fleer, Donruss, Pinnacle, Upper Deck, Topps and Pacific, announced their collaboration to produce a trading card set, National Packtime, featuring 18 of today's "greatest" baseball players. To receive the card set, collectors must mail any combination of 28 wrappers from '95 MLB card products manufactured by one of the six companies (MLB/MLBPA). AND REPLACEMENT CARDS? According to some of the nation's largest manufacturers of baseball cards, there is a possibility that replacement baseball cards could be produced. Fleer Dir of Hobby Relations Ted Taylor: "We're thinking about it right now. We may be the only company with the guts to say that. We don't want to do it. But if Memorial Day rolls around and the replacement players are the big-league players we're seeing, ... we're going to produce something." However, officials at Pinnacle Brands have "rejected the idea outright." Upper Deck spokesperson Rich Bradley said no decision has been made at his company, but noted that someone probably will try and produce replacement cards (FT. WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM, 3/3).