Topps announced that Cubs All-Star Kosuke Fukudome will be added to the remainder of their 2008 baseball card product lineup. This will begin with 2008 Bowman Chrome Baseball. Fukudome has also been inserted in limited quantity into Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball, and another bonus Fukudome card can be found in 2008 Topps Baseball Complete Hobby Sets.
Speaking of Allen & Ginter, this year’s release figures to be vastly popular among collectors once again.
“Allen & Ginter has featured many of the hobby firsts: The first DNA Relics, the first autograph from an animal the first automobile AUTOgraph (from Big Foot, the monster truck) the first Bruce Lee Relic card and so on,” stated Topps director of product development Clay Luraschi. “It’s these unique aspects that intrigue collectors. The original Allen & Ginter tobacco cards covered many subects and topics…some so obscure that we get a chuckle when we see them. The history of this brand leaves many creative opportunites for the present product.”
And don’t forget about the chance to be featured on your own Allen & Ginter card next year, with the Topps “Crack the Code” contest.