BRISTOL, Conn. - MBNA Corp. and ESPN Enterprises Inc. have introduced an affinity card for sports fans.

The ESPN MasterCard rewards cardholders with discounts on sports vacations, events, instructional sports camps, private parties with sports legends, and ESPN merchandise. Awards are based on the number of points earned.

An "activation bonus" for first usage of the card includes a free commemorative autographed certificate from one of ESPN's MasterCard sports directors: Gale Sayers, Bob Feller, Walt Frazier, Bernie Parent, and Bill Barber.

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