Frank Robinson is Topps’ eighth Prime 9 star

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By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor

He’s the first and only player to win the MVP award in both leagues. He’s the only man who can say he was a social pioneer among MLB managers.

He’s also the only Prime 9 player for Week 8.

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

All collectors who found a Week 8 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 Home Run Legends each Friday.

Week 8 — Frank Robinson
Week 7 — Ernie Banks
Week 6 — Alex Rodriguez
Week 5 — Mickey Mantle
Week 4 — Reggie Jackson
Week 3 — Hank Aaron
Week 2 — Babe Ruth
Week 1 — Willie Mays

Note: The card numbers do not coincide with the week of release.

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

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