|He never forgot Topps.|
Reds pitcher Ted Wieand may have mixed emotions about his 1960 Topps card.
Back in the 1960s, Topps had a prize redemption catalog for players to use. Much like S&H Green Stamps, Topps offered merchandise as payment for appearance in a set.
“I got a living room suite. I was grateful for that honor.”
His 1960 card designated him as a “Sport Magazine Rookie Star.” Surely, honorees got a ceremony, right? A trophy? Or, a gold watch?
Even S&H Green Stamps beat nothing.
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