Topps Launching Limited Edition Baseball Card Featuring Dr. Fauci's 1st Pitch

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistJuly 24, 2020

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, throws out a ceremonial first pitch before an opening day baseball game between the Washington Nationals and the New York Yankees at Nationals Park, Thursday, July 23, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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Topps released a card to honor Dr. Anthony Fauci on Friday after he threw out the first pitch ahead of the Washington Nationals' game against the New York Yankees on Thursday.

With the Topps Now collection, the company sells a limited number of cards for 24 hours to celebrate memorable moments across different sports. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, received the treatment after MLB's Opening Day.

Pat Evans @patevans

A baseball card featuring Anthony Fauci's first pitch at the Washington Nationals game yesterday is available from Topps for 24 hours ... $9.99. https://t.co/eIPsWHsMfN

The Nationals were unable to deliver a win to start their World Series title defense, as Max Scherzer surrendered a two-run homer to Giancarlo Stanton in the first inning, and Washington suffered a 4-1 defeat. The game ended midway through the sixth inning because of rain.