Shohei Ohtani autographs are on the way and there’s only one question left for Topps to reveal.
Which one’s first?
His first signing has happened with the company and the only Topps comments previously were that they’d arrive before spring training.
So far, in images and a video released by CAA Sports on Instagram we know he’ll show up in 2018 Allen & Ginter, Topps Chrome and on a Bowman/Bowman Chrome card. Could there be arrivals before that? It seems likely given the spring training-related comments but it could depend on licensing, printing and packaging deadlines.
The overall baseball release schedule presently shows Topps Tribute on Feb. 21, Topps Heritage on Feb. 28, Donruss on March 7 (Panini America announced he’s in there), Opening Day on March 14, Gypsy Queen and Topps Inception on March 21, Diamond Kings on April 11, Topps Definitive on April 18 and Bowman on April 25.
The only known product above among the photos below is Bowman, but if he’s in the lineup on Opening Day then anything could be possible for those early brands.
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