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Bee specialist who saved Diamondbacks game getting a trading card; team makes ticket offer

Bee specialist who saved Diamondbacks game getting a trading card; team makes ticket offer

The bee specialist who saved the Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers game on Tuesday night is getting his own baseball card.

Topps announced that Matt Hilton signed a deal with the collectible trading card company after safely removing a swarm of bees above home plate at Chase Field before the Diamondbacks’ walk-off win against the Dodgers.

Hilton, who drove 45 minutes from his son’s T-ball game in Surprise to remove the bees, has been the subject of social media adoration.

The bee specialist was rewarded for his “all-time great performance” by throwing out the first pitch before the start of the delayed game and is now immortalized with a sports card.

One card, which can be purchased on the Topps website, can be purchased for $8.99. And if you’re lucky, you may receive a card autographed by Hilton.

Diamondbacks offer ticket promotion

The Diamondbacks are offering a honey of a promotion to honor Hilton, a team announced in a news release.

“Blue Sky Pest Control’s Matt Hilton’s heroic bee removal from the backstop netting before last night’s Diamondbacks game won’t soon be forgotten, and to keep the buzz going around his memorable pregame save, the Diamondbacks are offering a can’t-miss weekend ticket offer in his honor,” the release said.

“For one day only, fans can beeline to dbacks.com/tickets and use the promo code BEEGUY to receive buy-one-get-one tickets to the Diamondbacks’ upcoming games this Friday, May 3 through Sunday, May 5 against the San Diego Padres.

The promotional offer is live now until tomorrow/Thursday, May 2, at 11:59 p.m. PHX.”

Reach Jeremy Cluff at jeremy.cluff@arizonarepublic.com. Follow him on X, formerly Twitter @Jeremy_Cluff.

This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: Matt Hilton, bee specialist, getting Topps trading card

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