Honor for German outfielder/first baseman Donald Lutz of the Cincinnati Reds. He is featured on one of 330 cards in the Series 1 set of this year’s Topps baseball cards. He is only one of 12 players of the Cincinnati Reds to be on a card.
Lutz said people back home in Germany have been asking him for a baseball card, but he’s had to tell them he didn’t have one yet. Now he does.
“It’s awesome — your own baseball card?” Lutz said. “I’m going to supply everyone back home with baseball cards.”
Lutz said there are soccer cards in Germany, but he had more soccer stickers that they’d give out in grocery stores in lieu of rewards points that you get at American grocery stores.
“Everytime grandma would go shopping, she’d bring them to me,” Lutz said, but noted he wasn’t a serious collector.