Friday, April 22, 2016
2016 Topps Wal-Mart Marketside Pizza
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.