“Hit the bull, win a steak” now has a baseball card.
Topps released the final checklist for 2017 Topps Pro Debut on Wednesday and the first card release of the year for Minor League Baseball includes some surprises thanks to a set of Relics that have included some unusual pieces of memorabilia in past years.
The “Fragments of the Farm” are no different this year and one includes a piece of the game that’s paid off for some players in the past.
The real-world Durham Bulls sign that was made famous in Bull Durham (clip above, some language) and became reality after the film — though visiting players no longer get the bonus — now has a card.
Game-used based, pitcher’s mounds, tickets, dugout padding, banners, mascot uniforms, mascot tails, tarps and even a Deuce the Mascot game-used dog collar make the set this year.
These won’t be the only weird cards spotlighting the quirks of baseball life down on the farm as there will be Promo Night Uniform Relics and a set called “Ben’s Biz” that add some oddities in there. That last set includes “The Crazy Hot Dog Vendor” along with “Toastman,” Paul “Super Churros Man” Cerda and some others you might not know but should. Why? Why not?
If that’s not enough for you, there’s even a Tim Tebow sighting along with autographs of several top prospects.
|FRAGMENTS OF THE FARM RELICS|
|FOTF-AC||Mascot Uniform of Steamer||Altoona Curve™|
|FOTF-AT||Tarp from Dickey-Stephens Park||Arkansas Travelers®|
|FOTF-BB||2016 Season Tickets to Regions Field||Birmingham Barons®|
|FOTF-BK||Wilmer Flores Tears to Cheers Bobblehead Giveaway||Brooklyn Cyclones™|
|FOTF-CM||Mascot Tail of Muddy the Mudcat||Carolina Mudcats®|
|FOTF-CK||2016 Triple-A All-Star Banner||Charlotte Knights®|
|FOTF-CC||Game-Used Base from Huntington Park||Columbus Clippers™|
|FOTF-DB||Backstop Netting from Durham Bulls Athletic Park||Durham Bulls™|
|FOTF-DBU||Snorting Bull Sign from Original Durham Bulls Athletic Park||Durham Bulls™|
|FOTF-FF||Game-Issued Jersey from Inaugural Jersey Unveiling||Florida Fire Frogs™|
|FOTF-FR||Pitcher’s Mound Rubber From Dr. Pepper Ballpark||Frisco RoughRiders™|
|FOTF-GLL||Cork from Midwest League Championship Celebration||Great Lakes Loons™|
|FOTF-IC||Flag from Principal Park||Iowa Cubs™|
|FOTF-LL||Game-Worn South Atlantic League All-Star Game Patch||Lexington Legends®|
|FOTF-LH||Pitching Rubber from Clavin Falwell Field||Lynchburg Hillcats™|
|FOTF-MR||Pitcher’s Mound Rubber from Security Bank Park||Midland RockHounds™|
|FOTF-MBP||Game-Worn Dog Collar Worn by Deuce the Mascot Bat Dog||Myrtle Beach Pelicans™|
|FOTF-OSC||Game-Used Base from Werner Park||Omaha Storm Chasers™|
|FOTF-QCRB||Pitcher’s Mound Rubber from Modern Woodmen Park||Quad Cities River Bandits™|
|FOTF-RFS||Game-Worn Waffleman Cap from 2016 Sunday Brunch Games||Richmond Flying Squirrels™|
|FOTF-RRW||Tickets from Final Opening Day at Silver Stadium – April 1996||Rochester Red Wings®|
|FOTF-RB||Padding from Dugout Rail at State Mutual Stadium||Rome Braves®|
|FOTF-TMH||Game-Used Base from Fifth Third Field||Toledo Mud Hens™|
|FOTF-TD||Padding from Home Dugout at ONEOK Field||Tulsa Drillers™|
|FOTF-WC||Fur from Boomer the Mascot||Williamsport Crosscutters™|
|FOTF-WCR||Parking Lot Banner from BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field||Williamsport Crosscutters™|
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