Kenta Maeda Autographs in Upcoming Topps Baseball Cards – Hot MLB prospect, Kenta Maeda recently made his Cactus League debut, wearing his Los Angeles Dodgers uniform for the first time in a Major League Baseball game. However, that’s not the only exciting first for the pitcher. The Topps Company has announced that the Japanese import will be signing cards for upcoming Topps baseball card products this season.
Maeda’s first autograph will appear in 2016 Topps Legacies of Baseball. The product is set to debut on Wednesday March 30th, 2016.
“Maeda is a popular player on a big market team with dominant international statistics,” said Topps Baseball brand manager Zvee Geffen. “It’s a combination driving excitement for fans everywhere, and Topps is the only place collectors will find his Major League Baseball–licensed autographed cards.”
Maeda, who is still in his prime at 27, will appear in a number of 2016 Topps baseball products, including 2016 Bowman Baseball where he will have an autograph.
Maeda spent eight years playing in Japan where he compiled a 97-67 record with a 2.39 ERA. The Dodgers signed him to an eight-year deal in the off-season. He has been one of the most-talked about players leading up to the 2016 season.
Maeda is expected to make his MLB regular-season debut in early April.
Special thanks to the Topps Blog.