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
Batboy With Down Syndrome Gets His Own Baseball Card
In this Aug. 17, 2012, photo, Cincinnati Reds guest bat boy Ted Kremer smiles in the dugout.   (AP Photo/The Cincinnati Enquirer, Jeff Swinger)

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. (Read more uplifting news stories.)

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