Friday, April 22, 2016

2016 Topps Wal-Mart Marketside Pizza

I was surprised and delighted to see this set. It's been a long time since I can recall a licensed (or even unlicensed) baseball card food release. I stumbled upon this set accidentally while browsing through eBay for oddball baseball cards.

The cards can be found in specially marked Marketside pizza boxes, cheese bread and garlic bread boxes, exclusively at Wal-Mart. I hate to sound like a commercial for Wal-Mart, but that will be the only place to find them unless you hit the secondary market. From what I've heard, the pizzas aren't bad, but that is irrelevant. The important part is that there are new food issue baseball cards to be had! The promotion runs through the end of June 2016.

The set itself features fifty cards and a healthy mix of stars, rookies and even mascots. It's a bit strange, but definitely a sight for sore eyes.

The White Sox have two cards in this set.

17 - Chris Sale
39 - Jose Abreu

Tim Horton's ran a very successful hockey card promotion a few months back, so I will take this as a very good sign that things are headed in the right direction for further food issue sets. That is never a bad thing. It may never get back to the heyday of food issue sets, but I like the fact that the proverbial toe is being dipped in the water again. Or the nibble of a slice, as the case is for this food tie-in.


Tony Burbs said...

Fingers crossed that there are more of these oddball sets on the horizon... and they don't come with crappy frozen pizzas!

Anonymous said...

Go for the garlic Parmesan breadsticks! Way cheaper than the pizzas and they're legitimately yummeh. So way more cards for way less cash.

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