Recently, Topps had been releasing pictures of cards with Willie Mays autographs for upcoming releases, but no formal announcement about the return of the “Say Hey Kid” had been made. That all changed today when Topps announced they signed a multi-year autograph deal with Mays.
Mays’ Autograph will make its first appearance in 2012 Topps Baseball Series 1, which is set to be released in early February. After that, Mays autographed cards will appear in several releases such as Topps Tribute, Gypsy Queen and much more. There will also be a variety of relic cards featuring the Hall of Famer.
The last time Willie Mays signed for Topps was back in 2004.