Henry Owens made his big-league debut with the Boston Red Sox in 2015 and this year he’ll debut with a new team.
The Topps Authentics squad.
Topps revealed Owens as the latest exclusive member of its autographed memorabilia team on Wednesday. He joins reigning American League Rookie of the Year Carlos Correa and New York Yankees pitcher Luis Severino. The company also teased that there will be more TA announcements to come.
“I’m very excited to be a part of this new endeavor with Topps,” Owens said. “First, being featured in their card products. Now a featured athlete for their Topps Authentics brand. Quite the honor.”
Owens went 4-4 with a 4.57 ERA in 11 starts for Boston this season, striking out 50 in 63 innings while walking 24. The 36th overall pick in 2011 was ranked the No. 44 prospect in MLB by Baseball America entering last season. In four years as a minor-leaguer, he posted a 43-23 record with a 3.30 ERA.
“We are thrilled to add Owens to the Topps Authentics lineup,” said David Leiner, Topps’ VP & GM of North American Sports and Entertainment. “Owens is part of a great, young crop of rookies making a lot of noise in baseball right now.”
Autographed jerseys, balls and oversized cards will be part of the exclusive deal — they will only be found on Topps.com.
Owens’ first certified autographs from Topps came when he was a member of the USA Baseball squad back in 2010. He already appears on more than 130 different certified autograph cards.
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