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Sport Topps selling trading card of Dr. Anthony Fauci's first pitch for 24 hours

21:57  24 july  2020
21:57  24 july  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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This potential collector's item won't be available for long.

Topps is launching a limited edition trading card of the first pitch offered by Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of  the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, prior to Thursday's MLB season opener between the Washington Nationals and the New York Yankees. Orders can be made on the company's website, but the card will be for sale only 24 hours.

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a baseball player throwing a ball on a field: Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases throws out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the game between the New York Yankees and the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on July 23, 2020 in Washington, DC. © Rob Carr, Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases throws out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the game between the New York Yankees and the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on July 23, 2020 in Washington, DC.

The photo on the front shows Fauci in his Nationals jersey, cap and mask just as he releases the ball from the edge of the mound — before the pitch ended up a bit outside.

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The description on the back of the card calls Fauci an "ardent Washington Nationals fan" and that his pitch "signaled the official start of the 2020 MLB season."

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A baseball card of Fauci mid-pitch from the MLB opening game is now the best selling card in the history for ToppsNow .
The cards are only available for 24 hours, but more than 51,500 of the Dr. Anthony Fauci cards have been sold.More than 51,500 cards have been sold.

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