This is exciting. Although, it's a bit disappointing that only a lucky few will be able to have one.
Topps announced today, via the release of a checklist, that Vin Scully will be getting his second Topps card of the year. Randomly inserted into packs will be an 2016 Five Star autographed Baseball card of Vin Scully. Unfortunately, none of the actual cards appear to have been placed into packs. Instead, a redemption card will be available.
In fact, with its official released-date slated for tomorrow one Vin Scully redemption card is already for sale on eBay. Go here to check out the auction. To the right is a pic of that redemption card.
There's no telling what this card will eventually sell for, but if Scully's 2016 "The Mint" autographed card is any bellwether then it'll be for a fortune. As you know, Topps issued their very first Vin Scully card earlier this year with their inaugural release of the 2016 "The Mint" Baseball card set. Like with the Five Star release, this card was also only available through an redemption, and as far as I can tell none of them have yet to be delivered to collectors. Over the past several months this card has sold online for as low as $500 to over $1,000.
All of this does beg the question, why hasn't Topps released a normal, and likely far more affordable, Vin Scully base card?
I was hoping a Topps Now card would be made for his last broadcast, but that has since come to pass. With the regular season over and only a handful of card sets still remaining before everyone transitions to next years sets, I'm afraid there won't be a commemorative card available that will be affordable enough for everyone to have... And that's a shame.
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