Pizza Cardboard. Or, Cardboard Pizza

For those of us that collected in the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s, there was nothing better than buying your favorite (or not so favorite) snack or cereal and pulling a card of a major leaguer. Of course these ‘food-issues’ were distributed well before those three decades, with some of the most popular being Post cereal cards from the early ’60s. But with the decline of collectors over the past two decades, ‘oddballs’ became an endangered species.

walmart pizza cards

This season, we have seen a revival of the food-issue with the release of Topps’ Marketside Pizza cards, found exclusively at Walmart in specially marked boxes of Marketside Pizza or Breadsticks.

Each Topps Marketside pack contains three player cards, a coupon, and a Topps Bunt code card.

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Included in the 50-card checklist are superstars such as Mike Trout, Bryce Harper and Kris Bryant, mascots (Mr. Met, Phillie Phanatic) and rookies (including Corey Seager, the mid-season favorite for N.L. Rookie of the Year).

Topps Marketside checklist
1 Mike Trout Angels®
2 Freddie Freeman Atlanta Braves™
3 Nolan Arenado Colorado Rockies™
4 Adam Jones Baltimore Orioles®
5 Manny Machado Baltimore Orioles®
6 Carlos Correa Houston Astros®
7 Michael Wacha St. Louis Cardinals®
8 Miguel Cabrera Detroit Tigers®
9 Jacob deGrom New York Mets®
10 David Ortiz Boston Red Sox®
11 Evan Longoria Tampa Bay Rays™
12 Dustin Pedroia Boston Red Sox®
13 Troy Tulowitzki Toronto Blue Jays®
14 Miguel Sano Minnesota Twins® RC
15 Robinson Cano Seattle Mariners™
16 Phillie Phanatic™ Philadelphia Phillies®
17 Chris Sale Chicago White Sox®
18 Francisco Lindor Cleveland Indians®
19 Buster Posey San Francisco Giants®
20 Jacoby Ellsbury New York Yankees®
21 Luis Severino New York Yankees® RC
22 Noah Syndergaard New York Mets®
23 Prince Fielder Texas Rangers®
24 Bryce Harper Washington Nationals®
25 Alex Gordon Kansas City Royals®
26 Madison Bumgarner San Francisco Giants®
27 Paul Goldschmidt Arizona Diamondbacks®
28 Sonny Gray Oakland Athletics™
29 Yadier Molina St. Louis Cardinals®
30 Josh Donaldson Toronto Blue Jays®
31 Giancarlo Stanton Miami Marlins®
32 Hector Olivera Atlanta Braves™ RC
33 Aaron Nola Philadelphia Phillies® RC
34 Andrew McCutchen Pittsburgh Pirates®
35 Tyson Ross San Diego Padres™
36 Salvador Perez Kansas City Royals®
37 Todd Frazier Cincinnati Reds®
38 A.J. Pollock Arizona Diamondbacks®
39 Jose Abreu Chicago White Sox®
40 George Springer Houston Astros®
41 Kris Bryant Chicago Cubs®
42 Joe Mauer Minnesota Twins®
43 Dee Gordon Miami Marlins®
44 Albert Pujols Angels®
45 Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers®
46 Kyle Schwarber Chicago Cubs® RC
47 Corey Seager Los Angeles Dodgers® RC
48 Ryan Braun Milwaukee Brewers™
49 Mr. Met™ New York Mets®
50 Justin Verlander Detroit Tigers®

A strong checklist and great design makes this a must-have for the oddball collector. But hopefully you hit the aisles early- the promotion ran from March through the end of June. If you missed out, you can Buy your singles here on eBay.

 

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