Trevor Story‘s impressive start this season has a new chapter to come when it comes to autographs and memorabilia.
The Colorado Rockies shortstop is now an exclusive Topps Authentics player.
“Trevor Story’s first week as a big leaguer was phenomenal,” said David Leiner, Topps Vice President and General Manager of North American Sports & Entertainment. “No one has done what he has done at this level. The excitement he brings to every game is something that can’t be matched. We are proud to have Trevor join our Topps Authentics lineup.”
NCAA baseball has always been a bit of the odd one out when it comes to the major sports’ cardboard as the best MLB players are often drafted out of high school.
Unlike football and basketball, where we have seen college teams on cards en masse for years, college baseball wasn’t really at the forefront for baseball brands.
The arrival of 2015 Panini Contenders from Panini America changes that a bit as it’s a prospect brand loaded with college colors. Sure, there are MLB prospects found inside who are already in the minors or guys who were signed internationally or out of high school, but there are many NCAA logos we haven’t seen a lot of on baseball cards as draft picks sets have exploded in the hobby since the 1990s.