Topps announces next three World Baseball Classic redemptions

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Topps announced the next three World Baseball Classic redemptions from 2009 Topps Series 1 on Thursday morning. They are:

No. 3 — Gift Ngoepe, 2B, South Africa

No. 4 — Ubaldo Jimenez, P, Dominican Republic

No. 5 — Sidney De Jong, C, Netherlands

The rest of the WBC cards will be announced in as the tournament progresses. The redemptions can be found one per Series 1 hobby or HTA jumbo box and can be redeemed at  The cards will be printed on Chrome stock and shipped in June.

The previously named cards were  Lee Jin Young (Korea) and Derek Jeter, (United States).

Chris Olds has collected sports cards and memorabilia since 1987. Before coming to Beckett Media, he wrote about the hobby for the Orlando Sentinel on his blog, SportsStuff, and for the San Antonio Express-News and The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News. Do you have a comment, question or idea? Send e-mail to him at

One Comment

Gift Ngoepe, eh? It’s no Yu Darvish, but it sure as heck beats Sidney Ponson or even Ubaldo Jimenez.

Posted March 19, 2009 at 4:10 pm | Permalink

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