The New York Mets recently announced that the club and Marvel Entertainment are collaborating with Funko POP! on a limited-edition David Wright Captain America Tribute Funko POP! collectible. The exclusive Funko POP! collectible features the Mets legendary captain, David Wright, and the iconography of Marvel’s Captain America. The collaboration marks the first Funko POP! collectible that blends a legendary athlete with a tribute to a Marvel Super Hero.
The Mets will unveil this collaboration on Saturday, July 23 when they face the San Diego Padres at 7:10 p.m. Gates will open at 5:10 p.m., with the first 25,000 fans in attendance receiving the limited-edition David Wright Captain America Tribute Funko POP! collectible.
“Being named team captain for the New York Mets and receiving the nickname ‘Captain America’ by fans during my playing career was such a tremendous honor,” Wright said. “I appreciate both Marvel Entertainment and Funko POP! for allowing me to be a part of a collaboration that symbolizes such a special element of my career.”
“New York has always been at the heart of Marvel’s storytelling over our history, so it’s an absolute joy and honor to be able to work with teams like the Mets to bring new ideas to life,” said Brian Crosby, Director of Themed Entertainment Development at Marvel. “We’re thrilled to be unveiling this new exclusive collectible featuring such an iconic athlete, and we hope Marvel and Mets fans alike will get their own to collect!”
The Mets and Marvel Entertainment continue to build upon their long-standing relationship with this first-of-its-kind collectible. The Mets and Marvel have previously worked together to create a variety of one-of-a-kind collectibles, including a Polar Bear Pete Alonso Super Hero comic book and bobblehead, and more. The deal was facilitated by AthLife, Inc, Marvel’s longtime sports representative.
Fans can purchase tickets to this game and all 2022 Mets home games at the Citi Field box office, by visiting Mets.com/Tickets or calling 718-507-TIXX.
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