Topps announced its third 2009 Red Hot Rookie Redemption on Tuesday and it’s Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen.
McCutchen made his MLB debut on June 4 and is hitting .333 with a homer, 13 runs and 13 RBIs in 79 at-bats this season.
The remainder of the 10-card Red Hot Rookies set will be announced throughout the season. Each Series 2 hobby box includes one of the redemption cards.
The first Red Hot Rookie of the year was New York Mets outfielder Fernando Martinez. No. 2 was Chicago White Sox infielder Gordon Beckham — with 10 percent of the cards coming autographed.
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