Prince Fielder Is Larger Than Ever on World’s Biggest Baseball Card
Prince Fielder, who just might be the worldâs largest baseball player, is now on the worldâs largest baseball card.
Earlier this week, Topps â you know, the company whose cards your mother threw away while cleaning out the attic â unveiled a card featuring the Detroit Tigers first baseman that measures almost 90 feet tall and 60 feet wide. Or, whatâs roughly the equivalent of Fielderâs plate when he goes out for a light bite.
The card was displayed in the outfield near the Tigersâ spring training facility in Lakeland, Florida and Fielder even attended a ceremony showing off the card that is so abnormally big there are already rumors itâs on steroids.
Just how enormous is the card? Topps provided some fun facts that you can use to discuss at the next party you go to and wind up discussing baseball cards (which, obviously, happens at all good parties). It would take nearly 83,000 regular-size cards to cover Fielderâs card â thatâs stretched out more than four-and-a-half miles, which is about as far as Fielder can hit a hanging curveball.
So, the question now is what happens to the card. You canât fold it because itâs too big and it loses all its value. You can’t trade it because there’s nowhere to keep the 83,000 cards you’d get in return. Maybe somebody will just shove it in pieces in their attic, so their mom can throw it out.