Topps revealed the final two players in its 10-card World Baseball Classic redemption set on Wednesday and they are Japan’s Daisuke Matsuzaka and Korea’s Jung Keun Bong.
Japan won the WBC championship on Monday night, defeating Korea 5-3 in 10 innings.
The WBC redemptions are found one per hobby or HTA jumbo box of 2009 Topps Series 1. They can be redeemed at topps.com. The cards will be printed on Chrome stock and shipped in early June.
The final checklist is:
1. Lee Jin Young, Korea
2. Derek Jeter, USA
3. Gift Ngoepe, South Africa
4. Ubaldo Jimenez, Dominican Republic
5. Sidney De Jong, Netherlands
6. Yoennis Cespedes, Cuba
7. Dae Ho Lee, Korea
8. Yu Darvish, Japan
9. Jung Keun Bong, Korea
10. Daisuke Matsuzaka, Japan
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