Today Athletes Unlimited announced an agreement with The Topps Company to create an online exclusive trading card set commemorating the inaugural Athletes Unlimited Volleyball league. This is the first Topps trading card set for women’s professional volleyball and is a continuation of the historic Athletes Unlimited partnership, which brought AU Pro Softball Topps cards to fans worldwide.
The Athletes Unlimited Volleyball limited edition trading cards sell for $14.99 and feature 45 of the world’s best professional players including six Olympians from five different countries. Notable players include Team USA members Jordan Larson and Karsta Lowe, Brazilian superstar Sheilla Castro, Bethania De La Cruz from the Dominican Republic Olympic Team, Great Britain Olympian Ciara Michel and Puerto Rican Olympian Aury Cruz. The set can be purchased here.
In addition to the 45 individual player cards, the set will feature rare sequentially numbered cards, including the rarest Gold 1-of-1 base parallel. There will also be exclusive AU Volleyball player autograph cards randomly inserted into sets.
This first of its kind set will be on-sale starting on Wednesday, February 24 and closing on April 2 at 5pm ET when the season concludes. Once the window closes, the set will not be printed again creating a truly unique collectible for volleyball fans. Topps has a longstanding tradition of bringing collectors unique opportunities to capture the best moments from across all sports and entertainment properties and this inaugural volleyball set continues these traditions.
“We’re excited to once again partner with Athletes Unlimited and bring the Athletes Unlimited Volleyball league to life through Topps trading cards,” said Topps General Manager of Global Sports and Entertainment, David Leiner. “This set will aim to showcase the incredible talents of AU Volleyball players, while providing fans a collectible way to commemorate the league’s inaugural season.”
“What athlete doesn’t dream of being on their very own Topps card one day?” said Jordan Larson, Team USA standout. “I can tell you the players love what Athletes Unlimited and Topps are creating and the fact that fans can own a piece of history makes it even sweeter!”
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