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Cincinnati Reds pitcher Mike Leake is Topps’ fourth Finest Rookie Redemption by Chris Olds

Topps revealed its fourth 2010 Finest Rookie Redemption card on Thursday, and it’s Cincinnati Reds pitcher Mike Leake.

Topps’ previous announcements include Cubs rookie Starlin Castro for rookie No. 3, while info on rookie No. 2 can be found here and rookie No. 1 can be found here.

Leake, a former Arizona State star, has a 5-0 record with a 2.22 ERA this season. He has 50 strikeouts in 73 innings pitched.

Through the rest of the season, Topps will announce the remainder of the players in the 10-card set.  Each Finest Master Box includes one Rookie Redemption, which also can be found as Blue Refractors (199 copies) and Gold Refractors (limited to 50).

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an e-mail to him at colds@beckett.com. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.

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***NOW CLOSED*** FREE STUFF FRIDAY (4-23) Contest No. 2 — A Just Minors triple autograph card of Homer Bailey, Travis Wood and Drew Stubbs (only three exist) by Chris Olds

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***NOW CLOSED*** FREE STUFF FRIDAY (4-9) Contest No. 6 — An Adam Dunn 2007 UD Premier autograph card (only 25 exist) by Chris Olds

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***NOW CLOSED*** FREE STUFF FRIDAY (3-19) Contest No. 8 — An eight-card lot of 2002 Donruss Originals promo baseball cards with one gold (one per magazine in past) by Chris Olds

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***NOW CLOSED*** FREE STUFF FRIDAY (3-19) Contest No. 7 — A 2007 Bowman Sterling Desmond Jennings Refractor & Todd Frazier autograph card lot by Chris Olds

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***NOW CLOSED*** FREE STUFF FRIDAY (2-5) Contest No. 7 — A nine-card lot of 2002 Donruss Originals Beckett Sample cards (all stars; 1 gold) by Chris Olds

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***NOW CLOSED***FREE STUFF FRIDAY (1-15) Contest No. 6 — A Jay Bruce 2009 Topps Tribute autographed game-used bat card (only 75 exist) by Chris Olds

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