Topps honors bat purchase after fans cry foul on social media

The baseball memorabilia company and the Major League Baseball Alumni Association scrambled to correct an injustice toward a young baseball fan.

It only took one strike for Topps to be called out by fans on social media.

On Monday, baseball lovers peppered Topps with disparaging remarks after news broke that the baseball memorabilia company had cancelled an 11-year-old fan’s purchase.

Will Smith paid $175 using his birthday money to purchase a bat signed by his favorite player, New York Mets infielder Daniel Murphy, according to a New York Daily News article. Topps canceled the order after Murphy became the only player in baseball history to homer in six consecutive playoff games.

Will’s family suspected Topps canceled the purchase because it was planning to raise the price of the signed bat, and so did many others on social media:

Disgusted at what @ToppsShop and @toppscards did to an 11 year old boy. You guys are not #Topps Your #TheDregs ♥♥

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