Christian Lopez gets his own baseball card
Now, thanks to Topps, he officially has own baseball card.
Topps had pledged to give Lopez his own card last summer as part of the DJ3K celebration, and when they released their 2012 Opening Day set to stores last week, some lucky fans found a likeness of the Highland Mills, N.Y. native among their favorite players.
A few of those discoveries have already made their way to eBay, and according to ESPN.com's Page 2, at least one of the early auctions fetched nearly $60, a huge markup from Topps' $1 market price for individual packs of cards.
The Lopez cards are apparently rather rare, with Page 2 also saying that one collector they surveyed found only a single one among four cases (or more than 2,800 packs) of cards opened.
Surely, Christian, an avid childhood collector who told the AP last year that his collection contained "probably a couple thousand baseball cards," received one himself from Topps. Maybe there was even a Derek Jeter in his pack, too.
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