The first-ever Philadelphia Sports Card Auction was held in October 2018 and brought in nearly $300,000 in bids.
It’s not clear how much of the proceeds from the sale will go to fund a scholarship program, but the card was designed by Penn’s sports marketing team to promote the school and was designed with the theme “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.”
The Philadelphia Sports Cards are available in mint, nickel and platinum.
As with most sports cards, the cards are issued by the Philadelphia Phillies.
A promotional poster featuring Penn’s Phils mascot and the word “Philly” is featured on the back of one of the cards.
“We are thrilled to offer this limited edition card as a Philadelphia Sports card, and it is an amazing piece of Philadelphia history,” the Philadelphia Eagles wrote in a statement.
“We will never forget the amazing players who helped make this city a magnet for fans of the Eagles and their great city.
It is a fitting tribute to the great Philadelphia sports tradition.”
The cards have a unique history in the sports card world.
In 1999, the Philadelphia City Council voted to remove the Phillies logo from the cards and replace it with a logo from a different team, the New York Yankees.
The Yankees did not make a bid for the cards, and they were later sold for $500,000.
According to Penn, the card is a celebration of the city and the Philadelphia sports scene, and is designed to honor players like Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio, Hall of Fame baseball coach Joe Gibbs, Hall-of-Famer Jerry Rice, and others who have touched our city.
The card also features the phrase “The Philadelphia Way,” a reference to the city’s diverse history of sports.