Topps Portrays Prince Fielder on World's Largest Baseball Card

Ryan RudnanskySenior Writer IFebruary 12, 2013

Photo Credit: MLB.com
Photo Credit: MLB.com

Topps unveiled the world's largest baseball card on Tuesday, measuring 90 feet by 60 feet. 

MLB.com tweeted pictures of the card, which showcases Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder:

As if the 5'11", 275-pound behemoth could get any bigger. 

In all likelihood, no one is going to be collecting or trading these cards. Then again, I've seen people do stranger things.

Topps, a Brooklyn-based company, has been around since 1938. The company made its first sets of cards in 1951. Since then, Topps has been looking for new ways to spice up its products, from new designs to different materials.

The latest move by Topps is just another means to attract publicity. Judging by the overall reaction to the unveiling on Tuesday, it appears the company did a fine job.

Little is known regarding the future of these jumbo-sized cards. Will there be a running series of them, ranging from Fielder to the smallest players of MLB like Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia?

Also, what would the cost of the cards be? Would they become collectors' items? And where would you store them?

For all of us who collected baseball cards as a kid, our memories of opening up that new set came flashing back on Tuesday, in the form of a larger-than-life Prince Fielder.

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