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Topps Replaces Suzuki with Pujols

TOPPS TO REPLACE SUZUKI WITH PUJOLS IN TOPPS CHROME 2

New York, NY - May 11, 2001 - Topps announces that St. Louis Cardinal Albert Pujols will replace Seattle Mariner Ichiro Suzuki in 2001 Topps Chrome Baseball Series 2.

Rookie phenom Pujols, not originally slated for Topps Chrome, will now be the featured subject on card 596. Topps Chrome 2 releases May 23.  Suzuki's rookie card can be found in 2001 Topps Series 2 (released 4/18) and is also featured in 2001 Topps Hobby Sets to release May 23.  Along with Topps Chrome 2, collectors can find Pujols' rookie card in Topps Stars (releases 6/30), Bowman (5/20), Topps Gallery (7/5), Bowman Chrome (7/18) and Topps Reserve (8/1). Pujols will also be featured in numerous Topps autograph programs throughout the season including Topps Finest, Topps Reserve and Bowman Chrome. Pujols will be signing cards and baseballs and will also be included in a Topps/PSA graded card program.

Topps also announces that it has removed Mark McGwire game-used jersey cards from Topps Chrome Series 2.

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