A-Rod is Topps’ sixth Prime 9 redemption

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By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor

Topps has announced its sixth HTA Prime 9 card of the year, and it’s Alex Rodriguez who is the newest player to be part of its hobby shop redemption card program.

The New York Yankees third baseman is entering his 19th season in the majors and has 629 career home runs, placing him sixth on the career list. With his first home run of the year, he will tie Ken Griffey Jr. for fifth on the list.

All collectors who found a Week 6 redemption card in their 2012 Topps packs (two per hobby or HTA Jumbo box) can exchange their cards for the Chrome Refractor seen here at a participating hobby shop.

Topps will announce the remaining nine Home Run Legends each Friday.

RECAP
Week 6 — Alex Rodriguez
Week 5 — Mickey Mantle
Week 4 — Reggie Jackson
Week 3 — Hank Aaron
Week 2 — Babe Ruth
Week 1 — Willie Mays

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball magazine. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at colds@beckett.com. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.

3 Comments

  1. steve-o
    Posted March 17, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Permalink

    PROGRAM SUCKS & TOPPS “CUSTOMER SERVICE REP (customer service is an oxymoron there) SAID “OH WELL, THATS THE WAY IT GOES…..IF YOU DONT HAVE A HOBBY SHOP NEAR YOU, TO REDEEM THE CARDS”

  2. Al Warber
    Posted March 17, 2012 at 3:13 pm | Permalink

    I don’t know where you are getting your listings from but in the Home Run Legends (Prime 9) Mays is not #1. Aaron is HRL-1 and Mays is HRL-3

    I’ve brought this up before and you haven’t corrected it yet.

  3. chrisolds
    Posted March 18, 2012 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

    The info is correct. The cards’ release weeks are NOT coinciding with their numerical checklist order.

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