Batboy With Down Syndrome Gets His Own Baseball Card
Topps grants the honor to Ted Kremer of Cincinnati
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 25, 2013 5:58 PM CDT
In this Aug. 17, 2012, photo, Cincinnati Reds guest bat boy Ted Kremer smiles in the dugout.   (AP Photo/The Cincinnati Enquirer, Jeff Swinger)

(Newser) – Ted Kremer served as a guest batboy for the Cincinnati Reds for only one day last year, but he still managed to earn himself a little piece of baseball history. Topps has featured the 30-year-old with Down Syndrome on an official MLB card, reports the Cincinnati Enquirer. It shows Kremer—in Reds uniform—walking with former manager Dusty Baker. (See it here.) The card, in the 2013 Topps Update set, is what's known as a "variant" card and thus won't show up in all the sets. Already, some have cropped up on eBay for as much as $159.99. Bleacher Report has more, including a nice moment from Kremer's game after a Reds player homered. He seemed happier than the player.

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SuperLemonTony
Oct 26, 2013 2:23 PM CDT
I am sure it is worth 159 on ebay right now but sooner or later it will be "down" in price.
rudejohn
Oct 26, 2013 12:37 PM CDT
This is the kind of thing companies can do to maintain relevance in an ADHD-addled society. Stand as an example of tolerance and love, and you will get recognized for it.
JRotten
Oct 26, 2013 10:00 AM CDT
Brilliant.