Dr. Anthony Fauci’s Baseball Card Just Became One Of The Best Selling In Topps’ History

Dr. Anthony Fauci threw an abysmal first pitch to kick off the historic 2020 Major League Baseball season. But fans of the disease expert clearly don’t mind.  A Topps baseball card with a masked Fauci mid-pitch just became the bestselling card in the history of ToppsNow, the company’s collection of limited-edition cards.  ToppsNow cards are available for only 24 hours on the Topps site.  More than 51,500 Faucis were sold when the card hit the site last week, the company said yesterday.  Fauci, the country’s foremost coronavirus expert and longtime head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, threw the first pitch at the Washington Nationals’ season opener against the New York Yankees.  The longtime Nats fan flung the ball so far to the left of the mound it nearly hit photographers capturing the moment. His baseball card is kinder, and the caption on the back describes the 79-year-old’s pitch as “a strong effort to the plate.”

Here is Fauci’s first pitch:

Photo Credit: ToppsNow

 

 

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Scott Fox and Kat Callaghan