Sports Tech: Topps Now or Never

Curtis Granderson (Courtesy: Topps NOW)

NEW YORK — The intriguing art of collecting baseball cards has taken quite a shift over time. The Topps Company has moved solidly into the digital world and by doing so, they don’t have to wait until “the next series” to recognize the more “current events” in sports, in particular baseball.

As part of their new ToppsNOW Series, Topps released a card to commemorate New York Mets OF Curtis Granderson’s “Granny” and it gives fans the ability to instantly buy, as a new card, the best image from MLB highlights or statistical feats, spanning 24-hour intervals. Saturday’s card highlighted Granderson’s Grand Slam from the night before.

The program, first of its kind in the genre, started Opening Day 2016. The Granderson card was the first time a NY Mets player made the offering.

To obtain the card, fans can go to, purchase the digital image with the card and it is delivered in about 72 hours. There is no limit to the number of cards that can be purchased by fans, but it is only available until 2:00pm on Sunday, April 24th.