Professional softball fans now have something extra to collect

chickpickstick 36_x72_They’re one part trading card, one part photo and one part Fathead.

They’re ChickPicSticks and they are the newest collectible — and one of very few for traditional collectors — for National Pro Fastpitch softball and they arrived last week for 13 of the league’s top stars including past dominator Monica Abbott, who recently signed the first million-dollar contract in the six-team league. 

The images are available in three sizes with prices starting at $3.99.

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Buzz Break: 2016 Topps Allen & Ginter baseball cards (blaster box)

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The box: 2016 Topps Allen & Ginter baseball cards (blaster box)
MazaraWhere to buy:

Packs per box: 8
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 47
Base set completion: 
26 of 300 (9 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Tom Glavine, Robinson Cano, Monica Abbott, Jacob deGrom, Michelle Steele

Rookie Cards (9) – Nomar Mazara, Stephen Piscotty, Aaron Nola, Guido Knudson, Zach Lee, Dustin Garneau, Hector Olivera, Raul Mondesi, Richie Shaffer

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Monica Abbott’s softball dominance hasn’t spawned much cardboard

Monica-Abbott-1Most collectors may not know Monica Abbott‘s name, but if you’re a fan of softball you certainly do.

She was dominant at the University of Tennessee where she set NCAA records for strikeouts (2,440), shutouts (112) and victories (189) — and she also had 23 no-hitters and six perfect games. She was a member of the 2008 Olympic squad that won silver and she threw the Olympics’ first perfect game.

But today she reached a new plateau in the world of sports.

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