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 Jewishmajorleaguers.org.
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