Topps signs Yoenis Cespedes to autograph deal

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By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor

Topps is hoping its latest autograph acquisition leads to some moneyball for collectors.

The company announced on Friday that it has signed Oakland A’s outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to an autograph deal, meaning the promising Cuban star will appear in products beginning with 2012 Bowman.

In that set, Cespedes will have an standard card, but he also will appear in packs via a Bowman Lucky autograph redemption — he’s card No. 1 with two other big names to be announced at a later time.

Meanwhile, Cespedes also will have signed cards in Allen & Ginter, Bowman Platinum, Tier One, Finest and Topps Chrome, according to the company.

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.


  1. @Jaypers413
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

    I assume it wasn’t an exclusive deal, as Darvish’s was.

  2. chrisolds
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 3:21 pm | Permalink

    It doesn’t say exclusive. I presume Topps would have mentioned that as a selling point if it were.

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