Jewish Major Leaguers card series gets new set

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By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor

The newest version of Jewish Major Leaguers baseball cards arrives in March with a new group of players as well as the World Baseball Classic highlighted.

It’s the first edition since 2010, and seventh edition overall to the card series, which is licensed by Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association. It will include 50 cards and arrive on March 15.

The first set in the series arrived back in 2003. The new set includes updates on current Jewish players in MLB as well as past stars. Among them are Ryan Braun, Ian Kinsler and Ike Davis to name a few.


Also included are Jewish managers past and present as well as cards showing memorabilia from the Chasing Dreams baseball exhibit at the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia. The museum as well as the American Jewish Historical Society sponsored the creation of the new card set.

“Baseball is an important part of the history of the American Jewish experience,” said Rachel Lithgow, Executive Director of the American Jewish Historical Society. “We’re proud both to have sponsored the first edition and to be co-sponsoring this one.”

The sets are $36 plus $5 shipping (or two for $55 total with discounts beyond that) and can be pre-ordered now. They can also be purchased at the museum once it’s released. For more information, visit

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball and Beckett Sports Card Monthly magazines. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.


  1. rick
    Posted Wednesday February 26th, 2014 at 11:33 AM | Permalink

    OK: So how about a all CATHOLIC TEAM!

  2. Trevor G
    Posted Wednesday February 26th, 2014 at 01:18 PM | Permalink

    oy vey

  3. Jeorge hibz
    Posted Wednesday February 26th, 2014 at 04:34 PM | Permalink

    Wow , what a way to destroy a good thing, as in work , U NEVER BRING up politics, religion, or sex orientation , all I can say I think gawd were allies with this country, cause in the end GODS chooses ( like cream) will raise to the top

  4. phillies_joe
    Posted Thursday February 27th, 2014 at 11:55 AM | Permalink

    Did you even read the article? Its sponsered by two different Jewish orgs; any group of whatevers could do the same thing. If someone wants to put something out, have at it. If your gonna complain, rip the ugly design. And Jeorge, what’s being destroyed?

    I’m not Jewish but I’ll be picking some up just to have em……like most of the cards I get (and yes, I do think they look ugly).

  5. whattheheck
    Posted Thursday February 27th, 2014 at 12:58 PM | Permalink

    L O L

  6. Posted Friday February 28th, 2014 at 12:26 PM | Permalink

    This set looks about as attractive as Kevin Youkilis without his facial hair.

  7. Leaf carries benchwarmers
    Posted Tuesday March 18th, 2014 at 02:25 PM | Permalink

    I will take a pass

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