The Topps Company will manufacture professional softball cards for women for the first time in its 82-year history.
Athletes Unlimited announced an agreement with Topps on Friday to create an exclusive online trading card set to commemorate its new league. The cards are produced during the season and shipped when the set is ready.
The set contains cards for 56 of the world's best players, including 17 Olympians from the USA, Canada, Mexico and Italy. Cat Osterman, Jazmyn Jackson, AJ Andrews, Victoria Hayward, Amanda Chidester, Aleshia Ocasio, Haylie Wagner, Samantha Show, Tori Vidales and Jessica Warren are among the players who are featured.
The set contains four "About the League" cards.
From October 5th, Topps will also be offering a “championship set” in which the Athletes Unlimited Softball League champion, the defensive player of the season as well as other awards and highlight cards are presented.
The season started on August 29th and will last until September 28th.