With the MLB opening day just around the corner United Cigars is bringing back the Big Papi Firecracker. This special Firecrackers version of the Big Papi originally launched in 2021, and honors the hall of fame first 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.
TheBig Papi Firecracker is a variation of the Slugger line by Artista with an added boost to the blend from third-generation owner Ram Rodriguez. Artista is a family-owned factory operating out of the Cibao region of the Dominican Republic.
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 be special. I wanted tobacco that was grown in the Dominican in the 60’s and Dominican Negrito was that tobacco.Third-generation Artista owner Ram Rodriguez
The cigar comes in collectible boxes of 20 cigars, the Big Papi Firecracker features a QR Code with a special ‘Thank you’ video from former MLB star David Ortiz. Ortiz personally autographed boxes as part of this collaboration some of which may become available as apart of this re-release.
The blend uses a Mexican San Andres wrapper, Dominican Negrito binder, and Dominican Criollo 98, Nicaraguan Jalapa, Pennsylvanian Broadleaf fillers. Big Papi Firecrackers is rolled at Tabacalera El Artista S.R.L. and has an MSRP of $7.99 per cigar. It measures 3 1/2 x 50.