Bob is a longtime member of the Florida sports media, having served as a reporter and copy editor for more than 30 years. His true sports passion, however, is the history of the various games, exhibited by his in-depth book reviews and hobby of collecting cards and other sports memorabilia. He blogs for TBO.com on both subjects, transferring his work for the Tampa Tribune to the realm of cyberspace.
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Aaron is Week 3 Redemption card for Topps
Posted Feb 23, 2012 by Bob D'Angelo
Updated Feb 23, 2012 at 11:23 PM
Topps dropped the Hammer for its Prime 9 redemption program. And it’s about time.
Topps announced its redemption card for Week 2 in the Home Run Legends Prime 9 program today, and this week’s choice is Henry Aaron.
Aaron joins Willie Mays, who was the first card announced in the promotion two weeks ago; and Babe Ruth, who was card No.2 last week.
Each week, for nine consecutive Fridays, Topps will reveal another player. Collectors then can bring their redemption card to a participating card shot and get an exclusive Topps Chrome Refractor of Aaron.
Redemption cards can be found in 2012 Topps Baseball Series 1 Hobby packs (1:18) and Jumbo packs (1:5). Each card is denoted by a Week number (1, 2, 3, etc.).