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***NOW CLOSED*** FREE STUFF FRIDAY (11-5) Contest No. 6 — A 2010 Topps Finest Madison Bumgarner autographed patch (only 25 exist) by Chris Olds

We’re back with another Free Stuff Friday — our weekly ritual where we try and get some cool stuff into the hands of our readers just for answering some simple card-related trivia.

How can you win? Follow the directions below and answer the questions below in a comment right here …  it’s that simple.

Tips: Don’t try stuffing the comments box — it’s one try per person per contest and we’ll check IP addresses — and make sure to include your name and email address so you can be contacted if you win.

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White Sox 3B Dayan VIciedo is Topps’ 8th Finest Rookie Redemption by Chris Olds

Topps revealed its eighth 2010 Finest Rookie Redemption card on Wednesday, and it’s Chicago White Sox infielder Dayan Viciedo.

Viciedo is hitting .297 with three home runs and seven RBI this season in limited playing time for the Sox.

Topps previously announced Cubs pitcher Andrew Cashner as No. 7 (autographed), Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg as No. 6,  Marlins outfielder Mike Stanton as No. 5, and that No. 4 was Reds pitcher Mike Leake. Topps’ other releases for the set 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.

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.



Chicago Cubs pitcher Andrew Cashner is the seventh Finest Rookie Redemption by Chris Olds
July 13, 2010, 12:29 pm
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Topps revealed its seventh 2010 Finest Rookie Redemption card on Tuesday, and it’s Chicago Cubs pitcher Andrew Cashner — and it’s autographed.

Topps previously announced Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg as No. 6,  Marlins outfielder Mike Stanton as No. 5, and that No. 4 was Reds pitcher Mike Leake. Topps’ other releases for the set 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.

Cashner is 0-3 with a2.41 ERA for the Cubs this season. He has 15 strikeouts in 18-plus innings of work.

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.



Stephen Strasburg is Topps’ sixth Finest Rookie Redemption by Chris Olds

Topps revealed its sixth 2010 Finest Rookie Redemption card on Wednesday, and it’s Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg.

Topps previously announced Marlins outfielder Mike Stanton as No. 5, and that No. 4 was Reds pitcher Mike Leake. Topps’ other releases for the set 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.

After five big-league starts, Strasburg holds a 2-2 record with a 2.27 ERA. However, he has struck out 48 and walked seven in approximately 30 innings of work.

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.



Florida Marlins OF Mike Stanton is Topps’ 5th Finest Rookie Redemption by Chris Olds

Topps revealed its fifth 2010 Finest Rookie Redemption card on Tuesday, and it’s Florida Marlins outfielder Mike Stanton.

Last week, Topps announced that No. 4 was Red 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.

Stanton was promoted to the Marlins last week, making his MLB debut on Tuesday. He’s hitting .368 (7-for-19) with four runs, four RBI and two stolen bases. He’s homerless in the majors after hitting 21 this season for Double-A Jacksonville.

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.



Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro is Topps’ third Finest Rookie Redemption by Chris Olds

Topps revealed its third 2010 Finest Rookie Redemption card on Thursday, and it’s Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro, who made his big-league debut less than a week ago.

Topps’ previous announcements for rookie No. 2 can be found here and rookie No. 1 can be found here.

Castro is hitting .364 with a home run and six RBI through six games. The home run came in his first at-bat and the six RBI were in his first game — a record for a debut.

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.



Atlanta’s Jason Heyward is first 2010 Topps Finest Rookie Redemption by Chris Olds

Topps announced on Monday afternoon that Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward is the first 2010 Finest Rookie Redemption card — and 10 percent of the cards will be autographed.

Cardholders will know whether they will receive a signed card at the time they redeem it.

If previously redeemed, the account should note whether an autograph will be awarded soon.

Through six games, Heyward is batting .292 with three home runs and eight RBI.

Each Finest Master Box includes one Rookie Redemption, which also can be found as Blue (#’d to 199) and Gold Refractors (#’d to 50).

And for fans eager to pick up more new Heyward cards Topps teased its forthcoming 2010 eTopps card of the red-hot Braves rookie as well.

See it after the jump.

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