Panini America posted this photo online this weekend with a simple statement.
“Why did this chicken cross the road? That’s easy: To become a clucking cool memorabilia card in @paniniamerica’s upcoming 2016 Donruss baseball.”
If you’ve read The Buzz this past week, then it’s not a surprise — but here are more details.
What: 2016 Donruss baseball cards
Arrives: March 2016
Box basics: Three autographs or memorabilia cards per box
What’s buzz-worthy: A new wave of retro-styled but modern Donruss baseball cards arrives during spring training next year as Panini America revealed the basics on this new one, which will include autographed buybacks, plenty of inserts, plenty of base cards and more hits than the typical lower-end brand. Among the surprises? A memorabilia card for the famed The Famous (San Diego) Chicken mascot.
Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.