The Topps Company has renewed its endorsement and autograph deal with Bryce Harper, announcing Wednesday that it had come to terms on a new multi-year agreement with the Washington Nationals’ young star.
Topps is the only trading card company that can feature Harper’s autographed cards in products and showcase him on packaging.
Several dozen Harper autographed cards were being offered on eBay. His signed cards sell for $100 and up, with higher prices common for cards that are more difficult to find. However, Topps hasn’t always been successful getting Harper to sign before products go to print. Most of Harper's 2013 and 2014 autographs offered online are actually redemption cards.
“I am happy to be a part of the Topps family,” said Harper in a Topps’ press release. “I still get excited when I see my Topps cards and I am glad to hear that fans are excited about them too.”
In 2012, Harper made his Major League Baseball debut at the age of 19 and became the youngest player ever to be selected to the All-Star Game. In addition, he was named the N.L. Rookie of the Year. In 2013, Harper was once again selected to the All-Star Game.
“Bryce has quickly become one of the biggest names in Major League Baseball,” says Clay Luraschi, VP of Product Development at Topps. “At the age of 21, Harper is leading baseball’s emergence of young, extremely talented stars and collectors can’t get enough of him.”
Harper’s cards will be available in many of Topps 2014 Baseball products including Chrome, Triple Threads, Update Series, Five Star Baseball and more.