Luis Severino, considered by many to be the top prospect in the New York Yankees’ system, has signed an exclusive memorabilia deal with Topps, which continues efforts to expand the online and memorabilia part of its business.
Severino’s autographed memorabilia will be sold exclusively through Topps Authentics, which will include baseballs, jerseys, oversized cards and more. Topps Authentics sells signed memorabilia and oversized cards created for sale exclusively online. Last year, Houston Astros shortstop and American League Rookie of the Year Carlos Correa signed a similar memorabilia deal.
“I’m very excited to start this new venture with Topps,” Severino said in a news release. “I have been working with them since my first year in the minors and their products are always exciting and top of the line.”
A native of the Dominican Republic, the 21-year-old Severino made his Major League Baseball debut this summer when he went 5-3 with a 2.89 ERA in 11 starts. He struck out 56 batters in 62.1 innings. Baseball America had ranked Severino the number-one Yankees prospect following the 2014 season.
“We are excited to have a player of Luis’ caliber join the Topps Authentics program,” said David Leiner, VP & General Manager of North American Sports and Entertainment for Topps. “He’s a great, young player with a high ceiling. He’s the type of player – on and off the field – that we love to work with.”
Severino’s autographed items will be offered through Topps in the coming weeks.