An Expanded Look at Upcoming Baseball Figures Through August, 2009
Friday, July 25, 2008

We've already given our baseball collectors plenty to be excited about in 2009 with the announcements of the Toys 'R' Us Exclusive products, and the sixth edition of our Cooperstown Collection. Now it's time to pull the curtain back and take an expanded look at our 2009 MLB Sports Picks lineup.

MLB 23 (Toys 'R' Us Exclusive lineup) - Expected release February 2009
Melky Cabrera - New York Yankees CF
Dustin Pedroia - Boston Red Sox 2B
Justin Upton - Arizona Diamondbacks RF
Carlos Zambrano - Chicago Cubs SP
Miguel Cabrera - Detroit Tigers 1B
Chipper Jones 2 - Atlanta Braves 3B

Toys 'R' Us Exclusive MLB 3-packs - Expected release February 2009
New York Yankees Defensive 3-pack: Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez 2, Jorge Posada 3
Jackie Robinson Day Commemorative 3-pack: Jackie Robinson, Robinson Cano, Ken Griffey, Jr. 3

Cooperstown Collection 6 - Expected release February 2009
Lou Gehrig - New York Yankees 1B
George Brett - Kansas City Royals 3B
Rollie Fingers - Oakland Athletics RP
Nolan Ryan 3 - Texas Rangers
Babe Ruth - Boston Red Sox SP
Babe Ruth - New York Yankees SP
Bo Jackson - Kansas City Royals LF

MLB 2009 Wave 1 - Expected release April 2009
Mike Lowell - Boston Red Sox 3B
Alex Rodriguez 5 - New York Yankees 3B
Jimmy Rollins - Philadelphia Phillies SS
Kosuke Fukudome - Chicago Cubs RF
Johan Santana - New York Mets SP
Torii Hunter 2 - Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim CF
Josh Beckett - Boston Red Sox SP
Derek Jeter 4 - New York Yankees SS

MLB 2009 Wave 2 - Expected release June 2009
Joba Chamberlain - New York Yankees SP
Ken Griffey Jr. 4 - Cincinnati Reds RF
Mark Teixeira - Atlanta Braves 1B
Russell Martin - Los Angeles Dodgers C
Vernon Wells - Toronto Blue Jays CF
Jacoby Ellsbury - Boston Red Sox CF
Ichiro 3 - Seattle Mariners RF
Jose Reyes - New York Mets SS

MLB Collector's Edition - Expected release August 2009
Alfonso Soriano 3 - Chicago Cubs LF (complete with section of Wrigley Field wall)

There will be other bits announced in the coming weeks/months (we're certainly going to the All-Star Game in St. Louis, for example), so stay tuned to as you get ready for the stretch run to the postseason.