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Panini reveals surprise in Elite Extra Edition baseball card set by Chris Olds

Pamela Anderson throws a first pitch along with her son, Brandon, before a Los Angeles Dodgers game in 2008. AP image

Panini America officials revealed to Beckett Media on Friday a few of the surprises it has in store for the upcoming 2010 Donruss Elite Extra Edition baseball card set that arrives in late-September.

Perhaps the biggest surprise? A Pamela Anderson autographed baseball card.

You see, the 43-year-old former Playboy model and Baywatch star is a big fan of the Pepperdine University baseball team, so much so she’ll appear on card No. 100 in the set wearing a Pepperdine Wave jersey.

Oh, and she’ll be signing 35 cards — on-card, not stickers — for inclusion in packs.

Among the retired players and Hall of Famers signing for the set in their high school or college uniforms are Cal Ripken Jr., Randy Johnson, Reggie Jackson, Paul Molitor, Alan Trammell, Tom Seaver and Bob Gibson among others.

Among the 33 prospects who have signed on-card for DEEE are:

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***NOW CLOSED*** FREE STUFF FRIDAY (7-16) Contest No. 4 — A pair of Dez Bryant and Jordan Shipley 2010 Donruss Elite cards (only 999 exist) by Chris Olds

We’re back with another Free Stuff Friday — our weekly ritual where we try and get some cool stuff into the hands of our readers just for answering some simple card-related trivia.

How can you win? Follow the directions below and answer the questions below in a comment right here …  it’s that simple.

Tips: Don’t try stuffing the comments box — it’s one try per person per contest and we’ll check IP addresses — and make sure to include your name and email address so you can be contacted if you win.

Get the question(s) after the jump …

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Bustin’ a Box: 2010 Donruss Elite football cards by Chris Olds

You’ve probably already seen the Box Busters video, so you’re familiar with this brand already.

He’s not the football guy — and he’s not a big Tim Tebow fan like Tracy Hackler — but that’s not going to stop Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds from busting a box of 2010 Donruss Elite football cards for you to check out.

What will he find inside? Watch and find out …



Massive Gallery: 2010 Donruss Elite Football Autographs by Tracy Hackler

2010 Donruss Elite Football went live yesterday with the product’s first on-card autographs since 2001. Elite’s NFL Shield and Team Logo rookie-based insert includes limited signed versions that the company acquired during last month’s NFL Players Rookie Premiere in Los Angeles.

Consider the following gallery further proof of manufacturers’ ongoing quest to deliver collectors more on-card autographs.

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