2004 Sports Card Game Marks 5th Year With Fresh Look, New Stats And Players
Become the "manager of the year" with 2004 MLBTM
ShowdownTM sports cards game!
New and existing fans alike will enjoy the total baseball experience with the newly
designed card game developed by the trading card game experts at Wizards of the
Coast Inc. (NYSE:HAS). MLBTM SHOWDOWN, the first
sports card game, is celebrating its fifth year with new card designs, a
graphically-enhanced playmat and scorecard. The 2004 MLBTM
SHOWDOWN sports card game, featuring the most up-to-date player statistics available,
will be available in hobby and other select stores nationwide beginning March 26, just in
time for MLBTM's opening day.
Officially licensed by Major League Baseball PropertiesTM
and the MLB Players
MLBTM SHOWDOWN is a
homerun with first-time players and will give previous players an opportunity to
augment their MLBTM
SHOWDOWN collection. The new 2004 MLBTM
SHOWDOWN sports card game features current MLBTM
players, including Curt
Schilling, Ichiro, Nomar Garciaparra, Albert Pujols, Pedro Martinez, Hideki
Matsui and many, many other fan-favorites, with up-to-date stats for the 2004
season that provide a true-to-baseball experience. Players get to build and
become managers of their own MLBTM team. Strong game play for
MLBTM SHOWDOWN 2004 continues allowing
compatibility with cards from 2002 and 2003.
"MLBTM SHOWDOWN sports
card game allows players to enjoy a true-to-baseball experience," said Debbie
Nihart, MLBTM SHOWDOWN
Brand Manager. "The game puts baseball fans in control of their favorite
baseball heroes and challenges them to use their sports knowledge to compete,
collect, and trade."
MLBTM SHOWDOWN 2004 is
the largest set of the year with 348 cards, 50 new strategy cards which include
25 new ones, and updated statistics. The two-player starter set (MSRP $9.99)
comes with everything needed to field a team and get a head-to-head game going
in minutes. The starter set includes two 15-card ready-to-play decks featuring 2
foil cards plus 4 strategy cards, a newly redesigned playmat, scorecard,
rulebook and a twenty-sided die. Eleven-card booster packs (MSRP $3.49) that
include eight player cards, three strategy cards, and checklist card are also
available as well as Draft Packs, (MSRP$9.99) which include 15 player cards
which include one foil card, 45 strategy cards, Tournament Play instructions,
and a scorecard. For more information about MLBTM
SHOWDOWN sports card game and organized play opportunities, please visit
Source: Wizards of the Coast Inc.
Date: March 19, 2004
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