Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani breaks TOPPS NOW® record

Print-run record of 17,323 copies tops Aaron Judge 50th home run card, which sold 16,138 copies
NEW YORK - Dec. 18, 2017 - PRLog -- The excitement of Shohei Ohtani coming to MLB has already been captured onto collectibles. Topps issued one of the first items featuring Ohtani with a TOPPS NOW® trading card announcing his signing with the Los Angeles Angels.

The Japanese superstar's first TOPPS NOW® broke the program's print-run record with 17,323 copies sold in just a 24-hour period.

The Aaron Judge card featuring his record-breaking 50th home run held the previous TOPPS NOW record, which sold 16,138 copies.

Ohtani was a much sought after player from Japan. While he is known for his pitching – he had 624 strikeouts in 543 career innings in Japan – he is also quite the hitter, making him a hot commodity this offseason. Over the last two seasons in Japan, Ohtani hit .326 with 30 home runs and 98 RBI in 169 games.

Topps NOW is the joint venture between Topps and MLB that provides the best images to fans on a daily basis. Judge cards accounted for eight of the top 11 Topps NOW items sold in 2017.

In 2016, Ichiro Suzuki's 3000th MLB hit sold 11,550 cards.

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