By Chris Olds | Editor
Topps wants you to save your hobby wrappers — and this time they’re telling you in advance.
The arrival of 2011 Topps is just around the corner and the longest-running manufacturer of baseball cards is celebrating its 60th anniversary in countless ways.
One of them, announced Tuesday, is a wrapper redemption program for 2011 Topps Series 1.
Each collector who sends in 36 hobby wrappers or 10 HTA Jumbo wrappers of 2011 Topps Series 1 will receive in return a five-card pack of 60th Anniversary Black Diamond cards.
There are 60 cards in that set to chase, but what makes these packs even more diamond-worthy is that there will be 34 different autographed insert cards to be found — all signed on-card — showcasing players from the 1952 set. Each former player will sign 60 cards to be inserted into these packs. Among those players? Yogi Berra, Monte Irvin, Ralpha Branca and Joe Garagiola to name a few.
Collectors should send wrappers (before Aug. 1) to:
Topps Baseball Series 1 Promotion
P.O. Box 2008
Duryea, Pa. 18642
Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an e-mail to him at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.
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