Topps Unveils Bryce Harper “Rookie Card”

Yesterday on Twitter, Topps posted a picture of the newly debuted Bryce Harper’s rookie card. Let’s take a look:

Oh wait. That was Bryce Harper’s first card from Topps…from last year. Let’s take a look at the new Bryce Harper “rookie” card.

Topps is ready to insert Bryce’s “rookie” into Topps Series II coming out in a couple weeks, and I’m sure several others including the Golden Giveaway and whatever else they have planned for the “phenom”.

Personally, Bryce’s rookie card is 2011 Bowman. I don’t care about the MLB rookie logo, it’s not the first licensed card of Bryce made by Topps as that was made last year and most collectors would agree. The only way this new rookie will be worth anywhere close to the Bowman rookies is if Topps decided to short print this rookie…which might just happen.

Update: Topps has confirmed that Bryce Harper’s Topps Series II rookie will indeed be short printed.

Bryce will also be featured with autographs in Bowman, Allen & Ginter, Tier One, Archives, and the rest of Topps products throughout the 2012 season.

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3 Responses to Topps Unveils Bryce Harper “Rookie Card”

  1. Matt Gilman says:

    I think they really need to fix baseball cards. That’s the main reason I stay away. I only collect “true rookies” so if the Beckett doesn’t mark them as rookies, I don’t bother. Since they will call this Harper most likely a rookie I will chase it down. but Baseball cards need to be more like the other 3 sports and have a specific rookie card and call it that.

  2. ruben says:

    So if his rookie year is 2012….. Are his 2011 cards worth anything or what are they considered as cause keep seeing 2011 cards read as rookie cards

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