Saturday, May 31, 2008

Message From Marty Appel

We received the following message from Marty Appel and thought it a good idea to share with you, our readers. For any collectors out there, or any readers with kids, this will be of interest:

"As you probably know I was the Yankees publicist for many years and remain close to the team now…..and have also gotten "seasoned" enough to be considered a bit of a historian when it comes to the Yanks.

"So I wanted to make your readers aware of an Upper Deck card product called Yankee Stadium Legacy – a 6,661 card set, with one card representing every Yankee home game ever played in Yankee Stadium (plus a few extras for Papal visits, boxing, etc.).

"It is the largest card set ever produced (Guinness Book worthy), and an amazing research project.

"The cards are inserted into various Upper Deck baseball products, and will continue into next year so that the 2008 MLB season is included.

"More information is at Is it impossible to collect the full set? It's certainly a challenge. Also, fans can register the codes on the back of the cards at the website to be included in a Yankee Dream sweepstakes for a chance to win tickets to the All-Star Game, the last regular-season game and the first 2009 home game."

Here is an image of one of the cards from Marty:

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