June 23, 2010

Lucky enough to get Strasburg's first RC? ... Get it signed, for a price

Topps released this information this morning on the Stephen Strasburg 2010 Topps RC #661:

On June 8, the day of Rookie phenom Stephen Strasburg’s MLB debut, the Topps Company released a special rookie card exclusively available through code cards found in Topps baseball packs. Today, the company has announced that 300 collectors can have Stephen Strasburg personally autograph their limited edition rookie card!

“We are thrilled to offer baseball fans yet another opportunity to memorialize Stephen’s spectacular MLB debut. This very limited autograph card will be an incredible collectible for years to come”, said Warren Friss, Topps GM. “This is another way we can use our successful online million card giveaway program and get MLB fans even closer to the game”.

In order to purchase this autographed version you must have Stephen's rookie card in your collection at www.toppsmillion.com. Code cards that may unlock the Strasburg rookie card can be found in packs of 2010 Topps Baseball Series 1and 2. Each autographed card will be sequentially numbered and certified. The autograph will cost $350 each. The offer is limited to the first 300 people that have the rookie card and purchase the autograph.

That leads us to believe there will be at least 300 cards of his released on the Topps Million site. That information was actually never given out. However, at last look only 119 of them have been unlocked.

If all 300 cards get signed, that's over $100K in Topps pocket from Strasburg. I don't know what he charges Topps, but I see the exclusive baseball card company making a nice profit.

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  1. At first I thought Strasburg was good for the hobby but now his red 1/1 is over $100,000 and Topps wants $350.00. If he blows his arm out next start....I would not be as sad

  2. I'll just wait for Topps to put Strasburg autos in every product in creation for the next few years and then I'll be happy to pay $30-40 for his auto (won't be a rookie, but I don't care - I just want an auto of his sometime from whatever product in whatever year as the long as the card is attractive to me).