NL MVP Kris Bryant lands card No. 1 honor for 2017 Topps (updated)


Update: Kris Bryant is card No. 1 in the 2017 Topps set as revealed on the show. He was chosen via a collector vote.

“It’s a huge honor to be chosen as Card No. 1 since it has depicted so many legends before me,” Bryant said in a prepared release. “It’s very humbling and nice to know it came from the fans.”

“Kris Bryant is an outstanding player with an infectious personality,” said David Leiner, Topps’ GM & VP of North American Sports & Entertainment. “He’s done so much in his career and has created fans throughout baseball regardless of team loyalties. He’s the perfect pick.”


Want a first look at the MLB Network baseball cards to be found a week from today in packs of 2017 Topps Series 1?

Watch the Network on Thursday and it should happen — and we’re betting card No. 1 will be unveiled, too.

Although we can see the John Smoltz autograph here, the cardboard news — whatever it is — will come on Network’s Hot Stove morning show tomorrow between 9-11 a.m. Eastern.

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Hugo Bezdek — a coaching legend you probably don’t know

hugo-bezdek-conlonWhile we all should know about two-sport stars like Bo Jackson, Deion Sanders and plenty of others from the past, there’s only one man in MLB history to be a manager of a baseball team and then also coach of an NFL team.

His name is Hugo Bezdek.

That’s your obscure trivia for the day courtesy of the MLB Network and Hot Stove this morning … now Buzz will add some cardboard context.

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