First Pitch: Pittsburgh Baseball Network Black Friday Deals are Live!

I hope everyone had a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

We’ve got several Black Friday deals that are live on the site today, from special baseball card packs to discounted subscriptions, to free shipping deals. Check out the details of the deals below. There are also updates below on the site’s paywall (going back up next week) and the Prospect Guide (expect a lot of previews next week).

This is a tough time for a lot of people, and as a small business, we are not immune to the tough times. Your support will keep us in business throughout the offseason, allowing us to continue our decade-plus coverage of the Pirates and their farm system. My hope is that we’ve got something to give you in return for your support, whether that’s our daily coverage, or a Christmas gift.

This year we’ve got a new product: Baseball Card Packs

These are custom put together with a random selection of all-Pirates cards. Each pack has a different grouping of cards, which means each pack is going to be unique. In total, there are almost 100 different cards you could potentially get, including some very rare inserts.

We wanted to create something that would allow you to re-live the feeling of opening a pack of baseball cards. In this case, you’ll get a clear pack of ten cards. On one side will be a Quinn Priester rookie card. On the other side will be a Brennan Malone rookie card. Inside the pack, between the rookie cards of two of the top ten prospects in the Pirates’ system, you will get eight other random cards, including one rare card (details below).

The PBN Card Packs will be a great holiday gift for the Pirates fan or baseball card collector in your life. They’re perfect as a stocking stuffer, and you can take advantage of our free shipping deal and get four of them shipped for $40 total.

Or, just buy them for yourself and try to get one of the Jameson Taillon rookie cards we’ve got hidden away.

Or perhaps that rare Ke’Bryan Hayes gold card, numbered 07/50. Or one of his rookie cards.

Or maybe you’ll get the Mitch Keller Bowman Chrome rookie card.

Or even the Clay Holmes rookie card, which features a photo shot by yours truly, with refractors also mixed into the packs.

Order your PBN Card Packs today (limit of 10 packs per customer) by heading over to the PBN Shop!

PBN Card Packs

Each pack of cards will include:

  • 10 Cards Total
  • 7 Prospect Cards
  • 2 MLB Cards
  • 1 Rare Card
  • Bubblegum Not Included

Rare Cards Include:

  • Jameson Taillon Rookie Cards
  • Jameson Taillon Refractors and Inserts
  • Ke’Bryan Hayes Rookie Cards
  • Ke’Bryan Hayes Refractors and Inserts
  • Mitch Keller Rookie Cards
  • Mitch Keller Refractors and Inserts
  • Travis Swaggerty Rookie Cards
  • Travis Swaggerty Refractors and Inserts
  • Cole Tucker Rookie Cards
  • Cole Tucker Refractors and Inserts
  • Aaron Shortridge Rookie Cards (Small quantity with refractors included, only available on PBN via card packs)
  • Clay Holmes Rookie Cards (Card photo shot by Tim Williams of PBN, refractors included)
  • Refractors and Inserts of Quinn Priester, Sammy Siani, Deon Stafford, and other players!
We’re also offering 30% off individual cards using the code CARDS at checkout.

Subscription Discounts

We’ve been operating on a sort of “honors system” with subscriptions the last few months. We’ll be putting the paywall back up next week as we launch into our top prospect countdowns, and report on all winter league action and offseason news.

We’re offering massive discounts on subscriptions this weekend, giving you access to the site for 50% off our regular prices. Your subscription will help support this site over the offseason during this difficult time, while also giving you access to our updates on the Pirates, 365 days a year.

Click here to subscribe!

Note: Subscriptions are purchased separately from other products.

Free Shipping

This weekend only we’re offering free shipping for all orders of $40 or more. The discount will automatically update in the cart once the total is reached.

Prospect Guide Updates

This week we finalized the top 50 prospects for the 10th Anniversary Edition of the Prospect Guide. The final edits and roster moves are being made to the book now, and it will be sent to print at the start of December.

This has been a strange year for the Prospect Guide, especially regarding getting information on players during a year when there was no minor league baseball. Rather than releasing what we knew on each player at the end of last year, we worked to get new information on everyone in the top 50, and on as many other players as possible. The result will be the most comprehensive source of information on the Pirates’ farm system, with our exclusive rankings, grades, and reports on every player in the organization.

I know a lot of you have waited patiently for the book to be released. Our goal is to make sure you end up getting the best product possible, with as much information as we can get included.

The digital version of the book will be made available when the book is finalized. We’ll have some previews from inside the book in the next week, detailing some of the new changes to this year’s edition.

The Prospect Guide has always been a massive lifeforce for this site, while also being a key resource that we use to reference prospect grades and tools. I thank everyone who has purchased the book, and can’t wait to get this year’s copy to you!

The 2020 Prospect Guide returns to print for our tenth¬† we are releasing two variant covers, featuring Mitch Keller and Ke’Bryan Hayes. Visit our shop to order these extremely limited items!


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