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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Topps Launches BUNT: The Exclusive MLB Digital Baseball Trading Card Game For 2013

Wish they had this back in the day…so my brother couldn’t tear up my precious Ralph Houk card, which then forced me to stick a mint-flavored toothpick clean through his prized gourami’s eyes.

For those of a certain age, adolescence meant collecting baseball cards. With the 2013 MLB season set to begin, Topps is bringing this past-time to iOS devices. BUNT: The Exclusive MLB Digital Baseball Trading Card Game is now available for the iPhone/iPod touch.

The free app combines virtual baseball card collecting with social networking. As such, baseball fans may collect their favorite player cards, earn points, and compete with other fans to climb a leader board to unlock awards.

In total, 300 cards are available for the 2013 season. Like with actual card collecting, however, you won’t know what cards you have until new packs are opened.

One of the great advantages of virtual baseball cards is that they will change as the season goes forward. Topps promises that each card will be heavily influenced by actual on-the-field performance, all in real-time. As a result, if your favorite player is in a slump, for example, the “value” of that card will change.

      · Real People Matter – Card conventions weren’t run by robots. Chat and trade with your actual friends and neighbors, not with bots or simulators, using deep Facebook and Twitter integration.
      · Strategic Trading – Can’t get that super-star or that guy with the mullet? Try 3-for-1 trading to get the rarest or most coveted of cards, but choose your cards and your trading partners wisely.
      · Creative Completion – Complete to the beat of a different drummer. Mix and match your collection and get rewarded for fun and interesting collections, like the “All Mustache Club.”
      · Constantly Informative – Don’t just collect, but learn about your players, from their stats to their superstitions. Stay up-to-date and in the know as the back of the baseball card is digitally re-imagined.

 

Repoz Posted: March 28, 2013 at 11:13 AM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: March 28, 2013 at 11:48 AM (#4398428)
What a silly bunt.
   2. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: March 28, 2013 at 11:53 AM (#4398433)
One of the great advantages of virtual baseball cards is that they will change as the season goes forward. Topps promises that each card will be heavily influenced by actual on-the-field performance, all in real-time. As a result, if your favorite player is in a slump, for example, the “value” of that card will change.

Yuniesky Betancourt's card will cause your Mac to burst into flames. Trade him for a Miguel Cairo now!
   3. Lassus Posted: March 28, 2013 at 12:12 PM (#4398453)
I hope no one's job was on the line with this one.
   4. Hang down your head, Tom Foley Posted: March 28, 2013 at 12:31 PM (#4398475)
· Creative Completion – Complete to the beat of a different drummer. Mix and match your collection and get rewarded for fun and interesting collections, like the “All Mustache Club.”

And, while your dad might be disappointed, we're not here to judge!
   5. Dan Lee prefers good shortstops to great paintings Posted: March 28, 2013 at 01:17 PM (#4398522)
Whoa, whoa, whoa. Whoa.

This app lets me collect digital photographs of baseball players?

This is revolutionary.
   6. Leroy Kincaid Posted: March 28, 2013 at 08:14 PM (#4398787)
Is Repoz recycling material?
   7. Good cripple hitter Posted: March 28, 2013 at 08:19 PM (#4398791)
   8. laurent1056 Posted: March 29, 2013 at 01:35 PM (#4399196)
Yep, we worked hard on the app. And yes, you collect digital images. There is a fantasy baseball aspect attached to it. So it's not just the cards. One thing... we'll be adding cards to the app as we go through the season. Feel free to ask questions.. I'm all ears.
   9. Howie Menckel Posted: March 29, 2013 at 01:47 PM (#4399201)

"I'm all ears."

Don Mossi, is that you?

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