salutes six legendary ballplayers in the fourth edition of the Sports Picks Cooperstown Collection
. The upcoming series honors a pair of pinstriped legends, the leader of the Big Red Machine, perhaps the most dominant left-handed pitcher ever, one of the all-time best fielders and the greatest hitter who ever lived.
Ozzie "The Wizard of Oz" Smith
The Cooperstown Collection: Series Four
is scheduled to arrive on shelves everywhere February 2007.
McFarlane Toys steps up to the plate and gets ready for another season as part of the MLB Opening Day campaign at Toys R Us. For the second straight year, we'll be offering exclusive MLB Sports Picks at Toys R Us to help kick off the 2007 baseball season. Toys R Us will be the sole source of MLB 17, a four-figure line featuring a pair of All-Stars, a frontline starting pitcher with his new team, and one of the most-requested figures from our collectors. In addition, we'll be providing a pair of team-oriented three-packs showcasing two of the most popular teams in baseball, and including the release of our 2007 lineup of 3-inch MLB figures as well.
NEW YORK YANKEES 3-PACK
Our second New York Yankees 3-pack features a trio of New York's most talented players. This 3-pack features our Jason Giambi figure (re-issued with the popular "painted pinstripes" we debuted last year), the first-ever pinstriped version of our "turning two" Derek Jeter figure, and a new pose for Jorge Posada.
CHICAGO CUBS 3-PACK
Our Chicago Cubs 3-pack offers a trio of Cubs stars in their home uniforms. It marks the "pinstriped debut" for first baseman Derrek Lee and pitcher Greg Maddux, as well as the action figure debut for fireballer (and budding slugger) Carlos Zambrano.
3-INCH MLB 2007
Our fifth series of 3-inch figures will be part of Toys R Us' "Opening Day" program, but will also be available at other retailers. The lineup includes:
Manny Ramirez 2 -- Boston Red Sox
Derrek Lee -- Chicago Cubs
Andruw Jones 2 -- Atlanta Braves
Derek Jeter 2 -- New York Yankees
Ivan Rodriguez -- Detroit Tigers
Orlando Hudson -- Arizona Diamondbacks
Josh Beckett -- Boston Red Sox
Mike Piazza -- San Diego Padres
Pedro Martinez -- New York Mets
Pat Burrell -- Philadelphia Phillies
Jason Giambi -- New York Yankees
Jim Edmonds -- St. Louis Cardinals
MLB 17, the Cubs/Yankees 3-packs, 3-inch MLB 2007 and the fourth Cooperstown Collection will all be available at Toys R Us in early February 2007.