The world’s largest baseball card (Photos)

Mike Oz
February 12, 2013

And just like that, your big baseball card collection feels inferior.

Topps unveiled the world's largest baseball card today in Florida, near the Detroit Tigers spring training camp. The card measures nearly 90 feet tall and 60 feet wide and features the likeness of Tigers slugger Prince Fielder, who is also on the Topps 2013 Series 1 box.

Just look at it. This baseball card behemoth is practically an entire outfield on its own. Topps sent over some interesting factoids about the card that you can use in conversation with your friends and feel like Darren Rovell:

• You would have to open and stack 8,295 Topps Series 1 baseball card packs (10 cards per pack) on top of each other in order to reach the height of the World’s Largest Baseball Card.

• It would take 82,944 cards (3.5” x 2.5”) to cover the entire surface area of the World’s Largest Baseball Card. That’s enough cards to stretch 4.6 miles long. That’s enough cards to circle the bases on a Major League Baseball field 67 times.

• It would take 83,966 official Major League baseballs to cover the entire surface area of the World’s Largest Baseball Card.

OK, Topps, those are interesting facts, but we've got questions that weren't answered:

• How come you didn't bring along the world's largest bicycle and put the card in the spokes?

• Where are we supposed to buy a plastic sleeve and a binder for this thing? Gotta keep it in mint condition.

• Where, we demand to know, is the world's largest stale piece of gum?

Spring training is here.
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