By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
Topps announced its third Finest rookie redemption of the year on Thursday, and it’s the guy who is looking like he’ll take home the American League Rookie of the Year honors — if not more when the season ends.
It’s Mike Trout.
Collectors who found redemption No. 3 out of the five in 2012 Finest, which arrived in hobby shops last Wednesday, will receive a signed card of Trout, who is leading the AL in average at .340 and stolen bases at 38.
The first card, announced last week, was Pirates rookie Starling Marte. The second, announced Tuesday, was Chicago Cubs rookie Brett Jackson.
The company will reveal the remaining two rookies later in the month.
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