MLB debut players to wear special patches on jerseys
NEW YORK (AP) – Players making their big league debuts will be specially marked this season. Major League Baseball announced before the season-opening games on March 30 that players making their first appearances will wear debut patches on their jerseys. The patch will appear on different places on a sleeve, depending on the team and any anniversary of sponsor patches.
After a player appears in his first game, the patch will be authenticated and placed on a Topps baseball card as part of an agreement reached by MLB and the business wing of the players’ association with Fanatics Collectibles, a division of Fanatics that acquired the trading card company Topps last year.
One card with the patch will be available for each player.
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