No, Shane Bieber isn’t Justin’s brother but the Cleveland Indians pitcher is starting to become a little more famous in his own right. It’s partly because of his recent pitching (11-4 with three complete games) and partly because a Topps copywriter called him Justin on the back of his 2019 Stadium Club card.
It was Shane himself who spotted the error on Saturday.
— Shane Bieber (@ShaneBieber19) August 3, 2019
Oops, said Topps.
Is it too late to say sorry?
— The Topps Company (@Topps) August 3, 2019
Even Bieber the singer chimed in.
I feel like we have a special connection https://t.co/fv80Lf8ABu
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) August 5, 2019
Now, those error cards (there won’t be a corrected version) are selling like hotcakes on eBay, with prices surpassing $20 in some cases.
On Monday, Topps honored Bieber (Shane, not Justin) with a card showcasing Sunday’s third complete game victory–and an autographed version that Bieber will sign with his name and a “not Justin” inscription. They’re available on the Topps NOW website (available until early Tuesday afternoon unless they sell out early) and you can buy some on eBay, too.
It’s not the first time a “Not Justin” card has been created, though. During Players Weekend last year, Bieber used the moniker on the back of his jersey and Topps created a card that was limited to just 25 copies. That one can be yours, too, but for a pretty pop star-like price.
In the meantime Cleveland is now inviting Justin Bieber to throw out the first pitch at an upcoming game… Justin case he’s got some free time.