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Note on Baseball Card Promotion

Two packs of 1988 Topps Major League Baseball cards with an illustrated baseball against a red background.

Recently, the Invisible promo team decided to include packs of 1980s playing cards along with preordered copies of Andrew Forbes’s new book, The Only Way Is the Steady Way: Essays on Baseball, Ichiro, and How We Watch the Game.

This was intended to be a promotional item to incentive purchases. What we failed to consider is that these cards still include references to MLB team names that are racist. This is an unacceptable oversight on our part, and we apologize to anyone who has received card(s) in their packs bearing these team names.

We share this experience as part of our learning process. As recompense, we’ll be donating 25% of proceeds from direct pre-sales of The Only Way Is the Steady Way to The Aboriginal Sport Circle.  

Thanks for reading,
Team Invisible

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