Topps announced Tuesday that Cubs rookie Ian Happ is the 2017 Bowman Baseball Lucky Autograph Redemption.
Called up from the minors in May, Happ has hit .235 with four homers and nine RBI in his first 20 games for the Cubs. In Sunday night’s game, Happ hit two home runs out of the leadoff spot, becoming the youngest Cubs leadoff hitter to do so since 1958.
The 22-year-old is ranked No. 21 by MLB Pipeline, no. 55 by Baseball America, and the second-ranked prospect in Chicago’s system. He’s the third Cub to be featured as a Lucky Redemption autograph. Kris Bryant was the subject in 2014 and Kyle Schwarber in 2015. Last year’s Lucky Redemption auto was Trevor Story of the Colorado Rockies.
Lucky Redemption autograph cards are found inside boxes of 2017 Bowman baseball. They’re eligible for redemption through March of 2019. The going rate on eBay has generally been $250-$350 for an unscratched card.