...and there was much rejoicing in Boston and Phoenix.
Topps has announced the player redeemable for the 2007 Topps Finest Baseball
Rookie Card Redemption # 5 is Daisuke Matsuzaka, Pitcher, Boston Red
Throughout the 2007 Major League Baseball season, Topps will announce
the subjects for the 10-card Rookie Redemption set. Each Master Box of
Topps Finest includes one Rookie Redemption. The cards will be printed
and shipped to collectors after the redemption close date (8/15/07).
The checklist so far:
1. Hideki Okajima, Pitcher, Boston Red Sox
2. Elijah Dukes, Outfielder, Tampa Devil Rays
3. Akinori Iwamura, Third Base, Tampa Bay Devil Rays
4. Tim Lincecum, Pitcher, San Francisco Giants
5. Daisuke Matsuzaka, Pitcher, Boston Red Sox
Meanwhile, the third player to be unveiled by Upper Deck for the SPX Baseball mystery rookie redemption card is Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Mark Reynolds (card #110). Each SPX Baseball mystery rookie redemption card will be autographed. The company will announce a new rookie redemption player weekly until all eight players have been revealed.