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Severino Rookie Card Part Of Topps Series 1 For 2016

TAMPA, FL - FEBRUARY 27:  Luis Severino #91 of the New York Yankees poses during Photo Day on Friday, February 27, 2015 at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Robbie Rogers/MLB Photos via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Luis Severino
TAMPA, FL – FEBRUARY 27: Luis Severino #91 of the New York Yankees poses during Photo Day on Friday, February 27, 2015 at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Robbie Rogers/MLB Photos via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Luis Severino

Yankees starter Luis Severino, who compiled a 5-3 record and 2.89 ERA (137 ERA+) in 11 starts in 2015, will be one of the featured rookies in the 2016 Topps baseball Series 1 set, releasing Wednesday.

Severino, who will turn 22 on February 20, fanned 56 and walked 22 in 62 1/3 major league innings, permitting just 7.7 hits per 9 innings.

Severino totaled 151 2/3 innings combined between Trenton (AA), Scranton/Wilkes Barre (AAA) and the Yankees, putting him on track for an approximate innings limit of 180, though today at the Topps offices he indicated he could go as many as 200.

Topps is celebrating 65 years in baseball. Series 1 is available at all local retailers and hobby shops.

About Jerry Milani

Jerry Milani is a freelance writer and public relations executive living in Bloomfield, N.J. He has worked in P.R. for more than 25 years in college and conference sports media relations, two agencies and for the International Fight League, a team-based mixed martial arts league, and now is the PR manager for Wizard World, which runs pop culture and celebrity conventions across North America. Milani is also the play-by-play announcer for Caldwell University football and basketball broadcasts. He is a proud graduate of Fordham University and when not attending a Yankees, Rams or Cougars game can be reached at Jerry (at) JerryMilani (dot) com.

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