Tlopps Blaseball Cards
The remainder of this article contains lore created collaboratively by the Blaseball community.
Tlopps Blaseball Cards are collectible cards printed each season with the likeness of Blaseball players. Tlopps cards lack any sort of house style, with their production methods, image content, branding, statistic blocks and even medium differing on a per-card basis. Most packs of cards contain gum, which is not to be eaten under any circumstances. When a player is incinerated, it is customary for all Tlopps cards based on them to be burned as well. Some avid collectors refuse to do this, and are generally shunned by the rest of the Tlopps collecting community.
A gallery of known Tlopps Cards can be found here: Gallery of Tlopps Cards
Tlopps Blaseball Card Company
Founded in 1880 in Tryptophobia, Oregon, the Tlopps company is the sole manufacturer and printer of all ILB (and, formerly, LLittle League Blaseball) cards in the United States of America. Tlopps cards lack any sort of house style, with their production methods, image content, branding, statistic blocks and even medium differing on a per-card basis. Company founder, Lena Tlopps, stated in the 1994 Tlopps Collector Almanac:
"The distinctive, unique and highly collectible nature of the Tlopps cards is due to how they are made. In 1879, I bought my farm in the backwoods of Tryptophobia, and found a printing press stowed away in the loft of the barn. To my surprise it had in front of it mounds upon mounds of blaseball cards, all dated for the year 1880. What do you know, the next year the newspapers are all talking about the manifestation of star batter Jessica Telephone—they're all crying out for merchandise to celebrate her skills. We just had to pack the cards up and ship them across the country. We use the same press today, and it just keeps spitting out those cards. Even made a pretty penny or two by seeing whose memorial cards get printed in advance!"
Current Packaging and Distribution Methods
Tlopps cards are currently packaged in Oregon City and distributed to major retailers around the country. Packs will include 0 to 145 cards of varying rarities, including the prized special edition "Printing Error" cards, which lucky buyers can return to Blaseball headquarters for the chance to not be incinerated for owning them. Packs will often include small prizes such as bubble gum, pencils, bubble gum, locks of human hair, bubble gum, bubble gum or sewing kits.
Over 40,000 Tlopps packs are sold monthly, making it the highest grossing splorts memorabilia brand in the United States, and second highest grossing worldwide, behind Planini Sloccer Stickers.
The Tlopps logo is made available for use for any Tlopps card enthusiasts and would-be card printers. This availability does not come at the authorization of the Tlopps Company, however as of the time of writing, the Tlopps Company is unaware of the internet and is unlikely to prevent its use or have any reaction besides, "Huh, I don't remember printing that card. Oh well."