The MLB lockout may delay the start of the baseball season in 2022, but United Cigars will have something to celebrate no matter what. The Big Papi Firecracker by El Artista will be released on the scheduled MLB Opening Day. Retailers and cigar media will get a preview of the new cigar at the TPE Show this week in Las Vegas, NV. This Special Edition Big Papi Firecracker is a slightly stronger variation of the Slugger line by El Artista.
This was a special project that I wanted to be a part of. This Firecracker is a unique vitola and for a Big Papi Firecracker it had to b special. I wanted tobacco that was grown in the Dominican in the 60’s and Dominican Negrito was that tobacco.
Like the other cigars in the Firecracker series, The Big Papi Firecracker measures 3 ½ x 50 and will come in collectible boxes of 20 cigars. The boxes will feature a QR Code for a special ‘Thank you’ video from former MLB 1st Baseman and Designated Hitter David Ortiz. Ortiz played 14 seasons in the majors, finishing his career with ten All-Star appearances, three World Series rings and seven Silver-Slugger Awards. Making the boxes even more collectible will be the 10 MVP mystery boxes with his signature inside and sealed at the factory in Tamboril, Dominican Republic. Production is limited to 1000 boxes.
The blend uses a dark Mexican San Andres wrapper, Dominican Negrito as its binder, and Dominican Criollo 98, Nicaraguan Jalapa and PA Broadleaf for fillers. The box will sell for $159.99 or $7.99 per cigar.