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Champion surfer Andy Irons dies at 32 (updated) by Chris Olds

Update: The first two copies of his autograph card sold on eBay following the news sold for $165.50 and $350.

By Chris Olds | Editor

World champion surfer Andy Irons, who appeared in the inaugural set of Allen & Ginter baseball cards made by Topps in 2006 has died, according to The Associated Press. He was 32.

Irons, a three-time champ from 2002-04, had 20 Association of Surfing Professionals titles and four triple crowns to his resume. Most card collectors will remember him from the Allen & Ginter set, which showcased athletes from all sports alongside baseball players a la the 1800s trading cards of the same name.

Irons appeared on 11 cards in the 2006 Ginter set, and he personally signed 200 cards for inclusion in packs for collectors to find. That card typically sells for $25 or less.

His earliest card appearance in the database is a 2004 Sports Illustrated for Kids card.

To hear Irons’ talk surfing, watch the video below.

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an e-mail to him at Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.


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