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ESPN card is in recently released set from Topps

Updated: January 31, 2012, 7:40 AM ET
By Chris Olds

Don't call it a birthday card -- it's a trading card.

The launch of ESPN in 1979 is one of 200 memorable moments and people in American history highlighted on trading cards in a recently released set from Topps. It's a moment nestled alongside the likes of TV dinners, Pong, the launch of Twitter and even the deaths of Kurt Cobain, Steve Jobs and Michael Jackson.

Found on card No. 133 in the Topps American Pie set, ESPN's cardboard history recap reads like this: "Conceived by ...

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