The Topps Company and Minor League Baseball are giving one lucky baseball fan a chance to join the Fresno Grizzlies for a day through its Make Your Pro Debut contest. The winner will suit up Taco Tuesday next April with the “Fresno Tacos”, as the Grizzlies are known once a homestand during the season in their taco-loving city.
“It’s one of the greatest memories of my life,” said Nick Yohanek, the 2016 Make Your Pro Debut contest winner. “It’s one those cool things that I’ll certainly never forget. You get to do something that money can’t buy.”
Along with an honorary contract for a day, the winner will get their own Topps trading card in 2018 Topps Pro Debut Baseball.
Fans can enter the Make Your Pro Debut contest by finding a scratch off code card in hobby boxes of 2017 Topps Heritage Minor League Baseball, which is in stores this September. If they enter a winning code, they will be asked to answer five questions. Topps employees then judge those answers and one will be selected to make their Pro Debut.
“It’s an honor to have Fresno and the Grizzlies/Tacos chosen for this contest. For a lucky fan to be a “Fresno Taco for a day,” and to be associated with a brand as legendary as Topps, it’s a huge promotional opportunity for our organization,” said Derek Franks, Fresno Grizzlies General Manager. “We’re always looking for something truly unique, and someone making their “pro debut” on a Taco Tuesday certainly qualifies.”
The winner receives an honorary one-day contract with the Fresno Grizzlies, a locker in the clubhouse, a Fresno uniform, a glove from Wilson, bats from Louisville Slugger, cleats from Under Armour and batting gloves from Franklin. The winner will also get to take part in batting practice, infield/outfield drills and pre-game stretching and warm-ups. They will also get to stay in the dugout during the game.
This is the sixth year of the Make Your Pro Debut contest. Previous winners have suited up for the Durham Bulls, Corpus Christi Hooks, El Paso Chihuahuas and Aberdeen Ironbirds.
Don’t miss out on your chance to Make Your Pro Debut with Topps by picking up packs of 2017 Topps Heritage Minor League when it comes out this fall.
Topps Make Your Pro Debut Contest Returns
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