Ryu has made quite an impression in his first month as a Major Leaguer with the Dodgers. He's been very effective on the mound despite not having a blazing fastball to lean on. Ryu mixes his pitches up well and has shown that he belongs. In fact, it's about time he get his first officially licensed Topps Baseball card.
With that in mind, Topps will be releasing their 2013 Bowman Baseball card set next week, and it will definitely satisfy Dodgers collectors worldwide. Based on a checklist I saw last week, Hyun-Jin Ryu will have 3 different cards inserted into packs. There is a base card, a Topps 100 Prospects insert card, and a Chrome Refractor Mini Card.
Well, today I found out that Topps will also release a 4th card. It is a very limited "Lucky 5" insert redemption autographed card #1. See a preview pic of it above. Lucky fans holding redemption card #1 for the "Lucky 5" bonus card program will receive this card directly from Topps.
Look at the intensity in his eyes. No doubt he is about to put down one of the 46 ballplayers he's struck out so far this season.
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