2011 Topps Prime 9 Redemption Card #1 Announced

Topps 2011 Prime 9 program is underway with the company announcing that Hall of Famer Johnny Bench is the first redemption card in the promotion.

Johnny Bench Prime 9 redemption cardThe Bench Chrome Refractor is the first of nine cards that can be collected by those holding the corresponding Prime 9 Redemption card for that week.

Collectors can bring the card to their participating local HTA store and redeem it for an exclusive limited edition card of a player deemed the “Prime 9 Player of the Week”.

Redemption cards can be found in Series 2 Hobby packs (1:18) and Jumbo packs (1:5).  Each card is denoted by a Week number (1, 2, 3, etc.).

In addition, the back of each redemption card functions as a special sweepstakes entry as Topps plans to give away a trip to the 2012 World Series.

Collectors should fill out the entry form before they redeem and the store owner will submit the entry to Topps.