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Spring Fever

David Wright's 2015 Topps Spring Fever baseball card
David Wright’s 2015 Topps Spring Fever baseball card

Topps released checklist information for this year’s Spring Fever promotion today. It’s a way to help participating retailers move more Series One baseball cards – if you spend $20 between February 10th and February 21st, you’ll get a redemption card for a free five-card pack of Spring Fever cards, which can be redeemed between February 22 and February 29.

This will be the first time players like Zack Greinke, David Price and Todd Frazier are pictured with their new teams.

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Spring Fever

David Wright's 2015 Topps Spring Fever baseball card
David Wright’s 2015 Topps Spring Fever baseball card

I was hoping for a different outcome to the World Series, but I’m not really going through baseball withdrawal yet. (That usually happens shortly after Christmas.)

But long before January, I hope to have the baseball cards that are now sitting on my desk squared away, so I’m going to show you this David Wright card now.

For the last few years, Topps has done a promotion with select hobby shops that lets customers get free “Spring Fever” baseball cards if they purchase a certain amount of Series 1 baseball cards. With no hobby shops in my area and little inclination to buy a bunch of packs, I end up resorting to eBay if there are any Mets included in the set. David Wright’s card cost me a dollar (including shipping.)

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Spring Fever

Well, we’ve gotten through the Super Bowl hype, the Blizzard of 2015 (not very difficult in New Jersey, since it managed to miss us) and even a non-controversy caused by new Commissioner Rob Manfred‘s comment on the infield shift.

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for spring weather and baseball games.

For the last couple of years, Topps has done a  promotion where collectors could receive a bonus five-card pack from participating dealers that featured cards from an exclusive 50-card “Spring Fever” insert set and a chance at pulling an autographed card.

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