Contemporary Christian Music Band MercyMe has launched a limited-time, co-branded Topps trading baseball card with Music City Baseball and the Nashville Stars. Through Music City Baseball’s dedicated partnership with the Negro League Baseball Museum, 50% of all proceeds will be donated to the museum.
Bart Millard, the lead singer of MercyMe, is one of Music City Baseball’s trusted Music Advisors. Millard grew up in Texas as a Rangers fan. Now he’s using his many years of music experience to help advise Music City Baseball to bring Major League Baseball to Nashville.
“I love the fact that it’s Music City and I love the fact that there’s an advisory board of musicians behind this,” said Millard. “I think it’s crucial. One thing that sets us apart from other cities is the people advocating for this team. I’ve never seen a city that’s more certain of its identity and what it’s capable of. And people get it. It’s already a destination place for so many people and to add baseball to that? It’s a no-brainer.”
These exclusive and limited-time cards will be available to shop on: topps.com until January 1, 2022.
As a musician who grew up as a passionate baseball fan, Millard was an ideal partner with the group because he understands the beauty of baseball. “We are proud to have Millard on our team. He already has shown enthusiasm in our efforts and provides valuable insight in our overarching goals as we continue to create community excitement over our initiative,” said John Loar, Managing Director of Music City Baseball.
MercyMe is continuing their ‘inhale (exhale)’ tour into the new year. Tickets to the newly announced spring 2022 leg are on sale now at mercyme.org. The 2022 tour will feature Rend Collective and special guest Andrew Ripp.