By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
He got one more at-bat, now he gets one more baseball card.
Topps announced on Tuesday night that Adam Greenberg will be included in its 2013 baseball card set.
“Adam Greenberg … embodies dedication, hard work and persistence,” Topps VP Mark Sapir said in making the announcement. “[We’re] proud he will be part of 2013 Topps baseball!”
Greenberg, who was hit in the head by the first pitch he ever faced in the major leagues seven years ago, pinch-hit during Tuesday night’s Florida Marlins game, striking out on three pitches against New York Mets ace and 20-game winner R.A. Dickey.
Greenberg received a one-day contract from the club after his story was championed by documentarian Matt Liston, with an online campaign at OneAtBat.com, supporting the former Cub drawing the attention of the last-place Marlins’ front office.
You see, while he had only one brief appearance on a big-league field, he’s actually got a total of 32 baseball cards valued at more than $240, according to the Beckett.com database and Online Price Guide. (Click here for a Greenberg checklist.)