The Rookie of the Year award winners Now have more cardboard.
Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager and Detroit Tigers pitcher Michael Fulmer picked up the NL ROY and AL ROY honors on Monday night — and tonight they pick up the Topps Now honors.
Seager is the first player to have a game-used jersey Relic in the line, while Fulmer will be signing autographs for his award-winner card in the program.
A card show begins in Los Angeles tonight and lasts all the way until March 26 — and you have a shot at owning any and all of the superstars in attendance as long as you’re there early enough.
The difference? It’s at an art gallery — at Gallery 1988 (East) — and the cards are prints from California illustrator Cuyler Smith, whose focus is the biggest names in the sports world … err, the sports movie world.
Buzz caught up with Smith before his show, “Trading Cards,” opens with a reception tonight at 7 p.m.
Q: How did you happen to focus on cards and card-size art?
A: It all started when I made a card for a group show at Gallery 1988 focusing on the films of Tom Hanks. I knew I wanted to do something different and the baseball card was a perfect fit for A League of Their Own.
They’ve been the reigning Rookie of the Year award-winners for less than 24 hours, but there are already six new collectibles noting their wins.
They are Kris Bryant and Carlos Correa — and they are the National League and American League winners who already have Topps prints commemorating their new-found status.
Awards week is here as the Baseball Writers’ Association of America begins its postseason honors this evening with the Rookie of the Year winners revealed.
Among the candidates for tonight’s awards are Kris Bryant, Matt Duffy and Jung Ho Kang in the National League and Carlos Correa, Miguel Sano and Francisco Lindor in the American League.
Who’s Buzz picking? Find out and get a rundown of each player’s basic stats after the jump.