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MLB Baseball Sports Picks were first announced back in Feb 2002 at the American International Toy Fair in New York. This announcement heralded a great personal triumph for Todd Mc Farlane as it gave him his fourth license in a top north American sport, after clinching contracts with the NFL, NBA and NHL.
It is a well known fact that Baseball has always been one of Todd McFarlane's true loves and that he has always been a big baseball collector which is why he was so keen to get the license to produce MLB-endorsed action figures.
As a one time player and lifelong collector of baseball memorabilia it also gave him the opportunity to put his company's vast talents into figures that would be truly representative of the players and that fans and collectors would be proud of.
McFarlanes figures are so detailed and authentic that it is like having your favorite star in your own home. Meticulouly sculpted and painted to bring you the best in baseball memorabilia.
Each figure features the official team logos and colors as well as authentic apparel and equipment specific to the player. Mc Farlanes are world famous for the detail and accuracy of their figure and these are no exceptions.
Many of the players have been captured in famous and historical moments that have made them famous and will bring back fond memories to many a fan.
Each 6 inch figure comes in it's own McFarlanes classic MLB Sports Picks clamshell packaging along with a custom base for it's display. Watch out for the special one off Collectors releases as well as the main stream figures.
Over the years these have become huge favorites with fans and collectors. because of their level of accuracy and detail of the paintwork and sculpting which is a testimonial to the talents of Mc Farlanes artists talents and abilities.
There are five main "brands" of McFarlane MLB Action Figures within the Sports Picks range:
Base Series-The base series consists generally of six figures, altough occassionally a seventh figure has been added, from the current teams and season. Many new players or rookies have seen their McFarlane debut in one of these series.
As well as the "base" figures each series will also include one or two chase figures which are harder to find and usually feature one of the base players in an alternate uniform. There are generally three releases during any given season to reflect any seasonal changes or trade offs.
Legends-The Legend brand highlights the careers of the games top players and Hall of Famers. Each McFarlane NFL Figures Legends series usually consists of four players from the games history although current players who are deemed as exemplary have also been featured.
Collectors Edition-The Collectors Edition figures are the "one offs" that are produced for the "All-Stars" game, Hall of Fame Induction weekend and event exclusives. These figures are generally not released through the mainstream distributors either through their online shop or at the event.
NFL Playmakers-These new action figures include the usual high level of detail associated with McFarlane Toys in a newly developed 4-inch scale figure with no fewer that 20 points of articulation allowing fans complete playability and enabling them to renact or even create countless sports action poses.
Cooperstown Collection-The Cooperstown Collection was introduced create figures of retired sports legends.However, while it seemed a fantastic idea at the time, the project had several setbacks from a licensing perspective but they persevered and finally released their first series of sports legends in 2004 giving it the title of the Cooperstown Collection.
2011 MLB Sports Picks Releases Cooperstown Series 8 -- domestic release early February
MLB Elite -- domestic release early February
MLB PlayMakers 2 -- domestic release mid-February
MLB 27 - domestic release late April
MLB 28 -- domestic release early June
KEN GRIFFEY JR.
DEREK JETER COLLECTOR'S EDITION
BC SPORTS MLB EXCLUSIVE: RYAN HOWARD
BC SPORTS MLB EXCLUSIVE: CHASE UTLEY
BC SPORTS MLB EXCLUSIVE: COLE HAMELS
MLB BASEBALL SERIES 17
COOPERSTOWN SERIES 4
3-INCH MLB BASEBALL SERIES 5
CHICAGO CUBS 3-PACK
NEW YORK YANKEES 3-PACK 2
MLB BASEBALL SERIES 16
MLB BASEBALL SERIES 15
3-INCH MLB BASEBALL SERIES 4
COOPERSTOWN SERIES 3
MLB BASEBALL SERIES 14
MLB COMMEMORATIVE 2-PACK: BARRY BONDS & BABE RUTH
FANFEST 2006: ROBERTO CLEMENTE
FANFEST 2006: WILLIE STARGELL
3-INCH DAVID WRIGHT
COOPERSTOWN COLLECTOR'S EDITION MICKEY MANTLE
COOPERSTOWN COLLECTOR'S EDITION BABE RUTH
NEW YORK YANKEES 3-PACK
BOSTON RED SOX 3-PACK
MLB BASEBALL SERIES 13: EXTENDED EDITION
3-INCH MLB BASEBALL SERIES 3
MLB BASEBALL SERIES 12
MLB BASEBALL SERIES 11
COOPERSTOWN SERIES 2
MLB HOMEPLATE DIORAMA: JASON VARITEK AND UMPIRE
3-INCH JOSH BECKETT & MIGUEL CABRERA
3-INCH YOGI BERRA & JORGE POSADA
3-INCH FRANK CATALANOTTO & ORLANDO HUDSON
NATIONAL 2005: NOMAR GARCIAPARRA
3-INCH BILLY WAGNER & PAT BURRELL
FANFEST 2005: IVAN RODRIGUEZ
FANFEST 2005: TROY PERCIVAL
12-INCH DEREK JETER 2
3-INCH DONTRELLE WILLIS & PAUL LO DUCA
MLB 2-PACK: CURT SCHILLING & ALBERT PUJOLS
3-INCH DON MATTINGLY
12-INCH BARRY BONDS 2 (WHITE UNIFORM)
12-INCH BARRY BONDS 2 (GRAY UNIFORM)
BARRY BONDS (700TH HOME RUN COMMEMORATIVE FIGURE)
MLB 2-PACK: BARRY BONDS & WILLIE MAYS
12-INCH NOLAN RYAN (ASTROS)
MLB 12-INCH BASEBALL SERIES 1
MLB BASEBALL SERIES 10
3-INCH MLB BASEBALL SERIES 2
MLB BASEBALL SERIES 9
3-INCH MLB BASEBALL
MLB BASEBALL SERIES 8
FANFEST 2004: JEFF BAGWELL
FANFEST 2004: ROGER CLEMENS
MLB 2-PACK: TODD HELTON & SAMMY SOSA
MLB 2-PACK: DEREK JETER & NOMAR GARCIAPARRA
MLB BASEBALL SERIES 7
MLB BASEBALL SERIES 6
MLB BASEBALL SERIES 5
MLB BASEBALL SERIES 4
WORLD SERIES 2002: BARRY BONDS
FANFEST 2003: FRANK THOMAS
FANFEST 2003: SAMMY SOSA
MLB BASEBALL SERIES 3
MLB BASEBALL SERIES 2
MLB BASEBALL SERIES 1
BIG LEAGUE CHALLENGE: JASON GIAMBI
BIG LEAGUE CHALLENGE: NOMAR GARCIAPARRA
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