Woodbridge, VA---The Potomac Nationals and Blowout Cards-The Fantastic Store are excited to unveil the Potomac Nationals' 40th Anniversary Team Card Set, which will be given to the first 1,000 fans who attend the P-Nats' game against the Carolina Mudcats (Milwaukee Brewers) on Saturday, June 24th. Also that night, the P-Nats will present another Super Saturday Fireworks show after the game, as well as host the first Scout Night of the 2017 campaign.
Celebrating the 40th season in franchise history, the P-Nats present a look back at 15 of the best and most notable players in franchise history, ranging from Barry Bonds (1985 Prince William Pirates), to Albert Pujols (2000 Potomac Cannons), to current Washington 3B Anthony Rendon (2012 Potomac Nationals).
The 15-card set is presented by Blowout Cards-The Fantastic Store. In a twist on the normal card sets given out at MiLB games throughout the country, this card set will feature a special "insert" card, which will allow fans to pick up a special 40th Anniversary Bryce Harper card at the location of Blowout Cards-The Fantastic Store. Each of the 1,000 sets handed out on 6/24 will include one of these cards, and fans can take them to the store and trade them for the limited edition Harper card.
The full list of players included in the set covers nearly the entirety of the Potomac franchise, dating back to the 1978 Alexandria Dukes, includes two players on the current Nationals' 25-man roster, multiple P-Nats Hall of Fame members, and many potential future MLB Hall of Fame members.
Once fans enjoy the Saturday night matchup between the P-Nats and Hillcats, they can take the special insert card from their set and bring it to the store to pick up their limited edition Bryce Harper card starting on Tuesday, June 27th. Blowout Cards-The Fantastic Store is located at 14508 Lee Road, Unit F, Chantilly, VA 20151. The store is open Tuesday-Thursday from 1:00pm-6:00pm, Friday from 11:00am-6:00pm, and Saturday from 10:00am-6:00pm. The offer to exchange the insert card from the team set for the Bryce Harper 40th Anniversary card is valid until 12/31/17.
The card set will include:
-Jorge Posada (1993)
-Joey Votto (2004)
-Danny Espinosa (2009)
-Ian Desmond (2005, 2006, 2007)
-Anthony Rendon (2012, 2015)
-Barry Bonds (1985)
-Bernie Williams (1988)
-Bryce Harper (2013, 2014) (Insert card to be redeemed at Blowout Cards-The Fantastic Store)
-Edwin Encarnacion (2003)
-Magglio Ordonez (1995)
-Mike Cameron (1994)
-Albert Pujols (2000)
-Brad Ausmus (1990, 1991)
-Jordan Zimmermann (2008, 2009, 2010)
-Andy Pettitte (1993)
For more information on the 40th season of Potomac baseball, including the 40th Anniversary Trading Card Set, fans can visit potomacnationals.com or call 703-590-2311, ext. 225. For more information on Blowout Cards-The Fantastic store, fans can visit thefantasticstore.com or call 703-953-3131.
The Potomac Nationals of the Carolina League play at Pfitzner Stadium in Woodbridge, Virginia, and are the Carolina League affiliate of the Washington Nationals. The Potomac Nationals have claimed five Carolina League Championship titles (1982, 1989, 2008, 2010, and 2014) and nine CL Northern Division Championships. Sponsorship opportunities for the 2017 season and beyond are available, as well as corporate outings for the 2017 season to watch the future stars of the Washington Nationals at The Pfitz. For more information on Potomac Nationals 2017 season tickets, mini plans, group outings, and picnic packages, visit the P-Nats online at www.potomacnationals.com or call the Potomac Nationals Ticket office at 703-590-2311.
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