Game Day USA & Topps to Provide Personalized Youth Baseball Cards

Game Day USA, a subsidiary of Athletx Sports Group and a national leader in the youth baseball and softball event space, has announced a partnership with The Topps Company, Inc., the official baseball card of Major League Baseball, to provide participants in Game Day USA events the opportunity to commemorate their experiences with official, personalized Topps baseball cards.

Cards can include players’ position, statistics and other biographical information, just like their favorite MLB players.

“We’re proud to partner with Topps on this exciting endeavor,” said Rich Janor, Game Day USA Founder and President. “This partnership will enable athletes and families to collect and trade cards with teammates and opponents, increasing sportsmanship and fellowship during competition.  Promoting new friendships through baseball has always been central to our mission.”

Participants in Junior All-American Games (Sarasota, West Palm Beach, Tucson) and other Game Day USA events can now order these fully customizable souvenirs.  The ordering process is quick and simple, and enables the user to upload their own images from a phone, mobile device or personal computer. Parents are encouraged to place orders at least 2-3 weeks prior to an event, to ensure delivery before departure to the event.

Anyone interested in personalized Topps baseball cards can visit topps.com/gamedayusa for all the details and to place an order today.

About Game Day USA
Game Day USA, a subsidiary brand of Athletx Sports Group, is a sports event management organization based in Naperville, Illinois, specializing in weekend baseball and softball events in family destinations. The organization, founded by Rich Janor in 2005, has emerged as a national leader in creating innovative sporting events for all ages and levels.  Included in the event portfolio are both team based events (National Championships, Silver Series, etc.) and individual player events (Junior All-American Games, All-Star Weekends, etc.). Game Day USA operates events in several different states, and has hosted thousands of teams, athletes, and spectators, representing every U.S. state and Canada.

About The Topps Company, Inc.
Founded in 1938, The Topps Company, Inc. is the preeminent creator and brand marketer of physical and digital sports cards, entertainment cards and collectibles, and distinctive confectionery products. Topps' leading sports and entertainment products include Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, UEFA Champions League, English Premier League, Bundesliga, Star Wars, WWE, UFC, Wacky Packages, Garbage Pail Kids, Mars Attacks and other trading cards, sticker album collections and collectibles.  Topps’ app portfolio, including Topps BUNT®, Topps NFL HUDDLE®, TOPPS KICK® and Topps® Star Wars℠: Card Trader, has been a hit with millions of fans around the world. Topps’ confectionery brands include Ring Pop®, Push Pop®, Baby Bottle Pop®, Juicy Drop ® Pop, and Bazooka® bubble gum. Topps was acquired by Michael Eisner’s Tornante Company and Madison Dearborn Partners in October 2007. For additional information, visit Topps.com and Candymania.com.

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Kyle Cornett

Director of Event Operations

Started playing the game of baseball at the age of 4 and the game has been apart of my life ever since. I graduated from Eastern High School and hold various offensive records while being 1st team All-State my junior and senior years.I now coach Eastern High School’s JV team. After graduating, I attended Murray State University and played for 4 years.When I’m not at a baseball field, you can find me cheering on the Louisville Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, Baltimore Ravens (Lamar Jackson), deer hunting, playing slow-pitch softball, hanging with friends.

What sport(s) did you play growing up?
Baseball and Basketball

Who is your favorite athlete and why?
Nicknamed “The Kid”, my favorite athlete, along with the majority of other 90’s kids, is Ken Griffey Jr. He changed the game of baseball with his backwards hat, swing, and athleticism in centerfield.