I actually sold three 2011 Topps Rally Squirrel variations for well over $200 apiece when they were first released. I wouldn't be surprised to see Teddy's card surpass that because, well, he's much cooler than a silly squirrel.
Best news ever!!!!
This might be the greatest baseball card ever made. I'm going to buy one, enlarge it to 4 feet by 6 feet, and hang it up as the centerpiece in my living room!!!!!1111
100 dollars is a bargain/steal. Can you really put a price on inspiration, motivation, and dedication?!?!?
Every time I think of Teddy, I want to hit a home run over the mountain of adversity and round the bases of determination, before tastefully sliding into the home plate of positive self-appraisal!!!!111
And my song will be "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," sung by One Direction.
Last edited by Bob Sheed; 10-18-2013 at 02:34 PM.
“A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Big Klu (10-18-2013)
Good for him, he must feel like a million bucks. Teddy was such a good story I'm surprised the Reds don't offer more opportunities for disabled people like him. It's a great PR move, and gives people an opportunity to prove that mental retardation can't stop you from achieving what you want in life.
When he asked Frazier to hit a homer for him, and he did, I teared up a little at Teddy's reaction. He was absolutely elated. I hope Teddy's a mainstay for a while, he's a pretty good batboy.
wlf WV (10-19-2013)
That is awesome! I need to acquire one of those bad boys.
Larkin Fan (10-19-2013)
It's totally awesome. Though I still feel like the Reds should've given him more of a role. Don't understand why that didn't happen.
My only issue with this card is that it's a special print, making it hard and expensive to get for the average fan. This would have been a perfect card to put into the regular series, making it easy for fans to get one just by buying packs.
This is the kind of card Topps should be making sure as many fans get, as it's inspirational, educational and motivational. It's a shame they are using this amazing story to make as much money as possible, instead of making a difference.
"Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.
The guy who bags groceries at my local Kroger has down syndrome, and he recently told me he was getting laid off due to them adding in another self checkout area. These people are more than capable of working, and they need jobs just like the rest of us.