Editor’s Blog: Hosmer Autos in Chrome, Aaron PRIME Redemption, Stolen Goods


Topps has added a hot rookie autograph to its 2011 Topps Chrome Baseball.  Kansas City Royals’ star Eric Hosmer will be part of the product that is releasing on September 7.  Topps guarantees two on-card Autographed Rookie Cards in every hobby box.   In addition, Hosmer will have autographed cards in Triple Threads, Topps Finest, Topps Updates, Bowman Chrome and Bowman Sterling.


The Topps PRIME 9 Player of the Week (Redemption card # 6) is Hank Aaron.  Collectors holding the corresponding Prime 9 Redemption card for this week can bring itto their participating local HTA store and redeem it for an exclusive limited edition Topps Chrome Refractor.

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.).

The “PRIME 9” thus far…

Week 1 (July 19th) Johnny Bench, Catcher (redemption card #1)

Week 2 (July 26th) Albert Pujols, First Base (redemption card #2)

Week 3 (Aug. 5th) Jackie Robinson, Second Base (redemption card #3)

Week 4 (Aug. 12th) Derek Jeter, Shortstop (redemption card #4)

Week 5 (Aug. 19th) Mike Schmidt, Third Base (redemption # 5)

Week 6 (Aug. 26th) Hank Aaron, Left Field (redemption # 6)


Last Wednesday, police in the northern California coastal town of Fortuna received a report of a commercial burglary that occurred in the 1100 block of Main Street.  Someone broke in after closing time and police there say over $2,000 in sports cards and memorabilia were taken.  The police issued a press release that also included a “Willy Mayes” signed baseball among the missing items.  We can only hope for the shop’s sake that’s a misprint by the cops and not what was actually written on the ball.

If you have any info, call the Fortuna Police Department at (707)725-7550.