Monday, July 10, 2017

2017 Topps Now -- #HRD-3 -- Cody Bellinger Home Run Derby Card

Over the weekend Topps issued a group of 2017 Topps Now cards to highlight all eight of the participants in tonight's Home Run Derby event. Featured here is Cody Bellinger's card. It is already sold out and sold 2,0222 copies -- second most behind 4,039 copies sold for the Aaron Judge card. Per Ken Gurnick at
"I've thought about it some nights, just let it soak in and realize it's actually happening, and it's hard to believe," Bellinger said. "like I've said before, I couldn't imagine doing this in my dreams. It's going to be awesome."
(Clay & Cody, pic via @Dodgers on twitter)
BTW, Cody father and former MLB'er, Clay Bellinger, will be in Miami to throw pitches to Cody during the derby. Per an interview with Clay, via Jerry Crasnick at ESPN:
How do you like the family's chances of success in Miami? 
CB: Cody's not a batting practice home run hitter. Hopefully, he can turn it up a notch, and we'll see how it goes. 
How would you describe Cody to people who don't know him? 
CB: He's a pretty humble kid. He knows he's good, but he's not arrogant or cocky about it. Some players can be standoffish when they're that good, but he's never been like that. Every time I talk to reporters and TV people, and most importantly his teammates and the coaching staff, they say he's doing a great job and handling himself well and going about his business. As parents, that's what my wife Jen and I love to hear -- even more than the stats on the field. Although that's nice, too.
Below is the reverse of the card.

UPDATE: The total print run for the above Bellinger card is 2,022 copies.

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