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The Robinson Cano baseball card most of you won’t ever have

Robinson Cano's 2013 Trenton Thunder All-Time Team baseball card
Robinson Cano’s 2013 Trenton Thunder All-Time Team baseball card

Back on August 2nd (when the A-Rod circus stopped in Trenton). the Thunder gave away a set of baseball cards honoring their fan-selected All-Time Team to the first 1,500 people through the gates. No sets were made available for sale through the team store or website.

New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano and former Boston Red Sox shortstop Nomar Garciaparra are the biggest stars included in the set, which features Thunder alumni from the original team in 1994 to the present, representing all three affiliations (the Detroit Tigers, Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees.)

I suspect that most of the cards ended up in the hands of people who don’t normally collect baseball cards or in the collections of people who are fans of the Thunder or New Jersey baseball. When I checked eBay, I only saw one seller who had listed any of the sets.  Continue reading “The Robinson Cano baseball card most of you won’t ever have”

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20th season items highlight Trenton Thunder promo schedule

The Trenton Thunder are celebrating their 20th season in 2013, with a special event planned for the anniversary of their first game in Trenton on May 9th.

Joba Chamberlain returned to Trenton for a rehab assignment in 2012; this year, the team is giving away a Joba Chamberlain bobblehead on August 23rd (Photo credit: Bart Miller)
Joba Chamberlain returned to Trenton for a rehab assignment in 2012; this year, the team is giving away a Joba Chamberlain bobblehead on August 23rd (Photo credit: Bart Miller)

There will be many 20th season-themed giveaways throughout the year, including  t-shirts (April 26th), mini-bats (April 28th – kids only), pennants (May 17th), and banners (July 23rd).

Bobbleheads are always popular, and the Thunder are reaching back into their past for some of this year’s giveaways:  Kevin Youkilis (May 10th),  Chase (July 5th), Robinson Cano (July 19th), Nomar Garciaparra (mini bobblehead on August 9th) and Joba Chamberlian (August 23rd).

My favorites are baseball cards, and the Thunder are giving away two sets this year:  the regular team card sets on June 21st and all-time Thunder team card sets on August 3rd.

MLB Network is bringing former Cincinnati Reds star Sean Casey to Arm & Hammer Park on May 28th to sign autographs and meet fans; New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford will meet fans and sign autographs on June 12th courtesy of Steiner Sports.

There will be various other giveaways throughout the season, plus frequent fireworks nights.

I’m hoping to go for the baseball card giveaways and to see Steve Weatherford… let’s see how things work out. Which promotions are you most interested in?