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Frazier opens Topps pack, finds own card on top


GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- A representative from the Topps baseball card company dropped off dozens of its 2013 baseball card packs inside the Reds' clubhouse on Tuesday.

The rep handed a random pack to third baseman Todd Frazier, who opened it up and saw his own card leading that particular stack.

"Bam! A Todd Frazier rookie card right on top," Frazier said Wednesday morning. "We were laughing our butts off. It was right on cue."

Reds manager Dusty Baker recalled when he signed his first contract with Topps as a player.

"They gave you $500 or golf clubs. I took the $500," Baker said. "Everybody collected bubblegum cards. I was on a rookie card with Don Baylor and Tom Paciorek. It kind of means that you've arrived.

"As a kid, you kept the good players in a box and the bad players on your [bicycle] spokes."

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