10-Year-Old New York Yankees Fan Lands His Own Topps Baseball Card

Imagine being 10 years old and having your own licensed baseball card. That’s the world Rowan Watkins from Jackson, Mississippi, is living in after winning Topps’ 2023 “Become a Big Leaguer” promotion.

There are only 1,000 short-printed baseball cards of the young New York Yankees fan in 2024 Topps Big League. Rowan’s SP cards fall one in 3,671 hobby packs.

Included in 2024 Topps Big League hobby boxes are “2025 Big Leaguers Redemption” cards where fans can enter to be part of next year’s Big League set. There is one redemption card per hobby box.

“We love celebrating young collectors, and we were so excited to make this dream a reality for Rowan!! Imagine if YOU had your own Topps baseball card at just 10 years old!!” Topps says in a post on X (formerly Twitter).

Topps also recently announced that there are ten magic boxes within 2024 Big League Baseball, where every pack has an autograph and all base cards are replaced with foil cards. There are seven magic boxes in hobby and three in value boxes.

2024 Topps Big League Baseball hobby boxes are $49.99 and value boxes (blasters) are $24.99 on Topps’ website.

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