To the surprise of no one, Corey Seager was named the unanimous winner of the National League "Rookie of the Year" Award winner last night. In honor of that Topps is making available an Topps Now card to commemorate the honor. Go here to check it out and order.
Additionally, Topps has created six different (and massively overpriced) game-used relic cards that come from Game 2 of the NLDS against the Washington Nationals. As you will recall, he walloped a first inning solo home run during the game. You can check those out at the very bottom of this post.
Per Ken Gurnick at MLB.com:
Seager, 22, is the Dodgers' 17th winner of the award (a record), named after their trailblazing Hall of Famer, their first shortstop to win it and their first winner since Todd Hollandsworth in 1996.Check out what others had to say about him:
"It's awesome to win it in general, but it's awesome to bring it back to L.A.. It hasn't been there for a while," said Seager. "They're known as an organization for winning all those Rookie of the Years with Tommy Lasorda, so it's pretty cool to be connected to all the guys that came before you. It's pretty special for me."
Andrew Friedman: “We want to extend our congratulations to Corey for this well-deserved award. Corey stepped right into a playoff caliber lineup and hit the ground running. He was a critical part of our success on both sides of the ball and is tremendously deserving of this award. I actually think he is just scratching the surface of what he is capable of and I’m proud that his name is going to be forever linked to the great Dodger rookies of the past.”UPDATE: The print run for the eager card is 1,040 copies.
Dave Roberts: “I want to congratulate Corey on being recognized as the National League’s Rookie of the Year by the BBWAA. He is everything that is good about our game. I look forward to watching him continue to grow and help lead the Dodgers to a championship.”
Chase Utley: “Corey is a special talent that doesn't come around too often. The Dodgers organization and fans are truly lucky to have him wear their uniform. He is deserving of this honor and most likely many more to come.”
Justin Turner: “To win Rookie of the Year and be in the MVP race as 22-year-old rookie speaks to the year Corey had. He's only scratching the surface, and has a chance to be one of the best players in the game, and he's already pretty close!”
Here are the game-used relic cards highlighting Corey Seagers Rookie of the Year Award. As I indicated above, the relic piece is from Game 2 of the NLDS, and they are very pricey. For those of you with money to burn, you are too late for the (1 of 1) card priced at $1,999.99. That has already sold out.
#OS-16B (#/199) at $99.99 (link here)
#OS-16C (#/99) at $199.99 (link here)
#OS-16D (#/49) at $249.99 (link here)
#OS-16E (#/25) at $399.99 (link here)
#OS-16F (#/10) at $599.99 (link here)
#OS-16G (#/1) at $1,999.99 (link here)
Below is an example of the reverse of the card.
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