New York Yankees Star Aaron Judge Named Topps Card No. 1 for 2018! – New York Yankees star Aaron Judge continues to earn accolades as the reigning American League Rookie of the Year was voted to be Card No. 1 in 2018 Topps Baseball Series 1 by thousands of fans. The announcement was made exclusively on MLB Network today.
Baseball fans can pick up the newest Topps Judge card when 2018 Topps Baseball Series 1 hits stores this Wednesday, January 31st, 2018. They can also find rookie cards, autograph cards of their favorite players, and an interactive sweepstakes that will last all baseball season with Home Run Challenge.
“Aaron Judge transcended baseball during his record-breaking rookie season,” said David Leiner, Topps Global General Manager. “Fans from across the league were excited to see him play so it comes as no surprise they voted for him to be Card No. 1 in this year’s set. We are thrilled to add him to the list of great players that have been featured on the first card of the year.”
Judge joins legendary players such as Jackie Robinson, Ted Williams, Mike Piazza and Derek Jeter as those who have claimed Card No. 1. Mike Trout and Kris Bryant were voted to the top spot the last two seasons, respectively, through an online vote.
This year’s annual release looks at memorable moments and milestones including Jackie Robinson Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Memorial Day, and special throwback nights depicting unique uniforms worn. Topps is also honoring MLB’s award winners from 2017 with special cards created for the Most Valuable Players, Rookie of the Year award winners, Comeback Player of the Year and more.