Opening Day is a special one for everyone who loves baseball. For MLB rookies who are set to make their big league debuts, it is all the more impactful.
To celebrate rookies making their major league debuts today, and for the rest of the season, MLB has added a special element to those players’ jerseys.
Those players will wear “MLB Debut” patches on their jerseys for the game. Afterward, the patches will be added to Topps rookie trading cards for those players, making for a set of incredibly significant collector’s items.
The baseball season begins on Thursday, with the Yankees hosting the Giants and Nationals hosting the Braves at 1:05 p.m. ET. Other significant matchups include the Rangers vs. Phillies and Cardinals vs. Blue Jays in the afternoon, and a primetime Astros vs. White Sox matchup on ESPN at 7 p.m. ET.
Made for the moment. Starting #OpeningDay, every player making their Major League debut will wear an “MLB Debut” patch on their uniform for their first game! That patch will then be added to @Topps trading cards, creating the ultimate rookie card. pic.twitter.com/Acs5dxZWRD— MLB (@MLB) March 30, 2023
Made for the moment. We've partnered to create the ultimate rookie card!— Topps (@Topps) March 30, 2023
Starting today, every player making their @MLB debut will wear an "MLB Debut" patch on their uniform for their first game. That patch will then be used to create the ultimate 1/1 rookie card! pic.twitter.com/4Vwoynb4YX