Athletes Unlimited has announced a partnership with the Topps Company to create a women’s professional lacrosse trading card set, the two companies announced Wednesday.
It’s the first time in Topps’ 83-year history that they will be making trading cards for women’s lacrosse.
Set to commemorate the inaugural Athletes Unlimited Lacrosse season, the set will be on sale from July 21 through August 27, available online at the Topps website.
Included in the set are Athletes Unlimited players, current U.S. National Team members and reigning world champions Taylor Cummings, Meg Douty, Marie McCool, Kylie Ohlmiller and Kayla Treanor.
“We are honored to be the first professional lacrosse players to be immortalized with the first set of trading cards by Topps,” Amber Mackenzie, player and member of the Lacrosse Player Executive Committee, said in a release. “Our inaugural trading card set is just another way for us to connect with our fans and grow interest in our sport.”
There are 62 total cards in the set. In addition to 56 player cards featuring all 56 athletes participating in the league, there are six league/promo cards featured in the set. A limited-edition run, the set will not be printed again.
In addition to individual player and themed cards, Nike will be sponsoring special Nike Golden Ticket cards that will be randomly included in select boxed sets as a result of the partnership between the three companies. The Nike Golden Ticket will be redeemable for an exclusive merchandise package that include official Athletes Unlimited gear and other Nike products.
Athletes Unlimited’s inaugural lacrosse season is set to kick off Friday, July 23.