Topps has signed Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to an exclusive multi-year autographed memorabilia contract. The deal gives Topps exclusive rights to sell newly-signed baseballs, bats, jerseys, photos, caps and other memorabilia.
“We are thrilled to add Vladimir Guerrero Jr., as one of our exclusive athletes with our memorabilia line, Topps Authentics,” said David Leiner, Topps Global General Manager of Sports & Entertainment. “He is exactly the type of player and person who embodies Topps with his great athletic ability, perseverance and excitement that he brings to the field every day. We are proud to partner with baseball’s next rising star and give fans an opportunity to be closer to the game.”
Other Topps exclusive athletes include Shohei Ohtani, Gleyber Torres, and Francisco Lindor.
Guerrero Jr., son of Hall of Famer Vladimir Guerrero, made his MLB debut on April 26 to much fanfare. He was MLB’s No. 1 prospect the past two years and was selected as Baseball America’s Minor League Player of the Year in 2018. A TOPPS NOW card issued in the wake of his MLB debut late last month set a sales record with 19,396 sold.
As of Tuesday, Topps was offering Guerrero Jr. autographed baseballs at $149.99-$199.99; caps at $199.99 and bats $299.99. It’s expected additional items will be added soon. Topps is also stocking signed items from San Diego Padres rookie Fernando Tatis, Jr. You can see the Topps Authentics items here.