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First autographed Pamela Anderson baseball card a hot seller by Chris Olds

By Chris Olds | Editor

The first Pamela Anderson autographed card from 2010 Donruss Elite Extra Edition has proven to be one hot card.

How hot?

The first copy to sell on eBay ended on Sunday at $302 after 13 bids.

“I think it’s quite impressive. It speaks to her own popularity and the uniqueness of the card,” said Panini America Marketing Manager Tracy Hackler. “She appeals to collectors and non-collectors alike. Obviously, the argument against celebrities in sports products doesn’t extend to Pam Anderson.”

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First look: Pamela Anderson’s baseball card by Chris Olds

A week ago, we brought to you the news that actress and former Playboy model Pamela Anderson will appear on a baseball card in the upcoming Donruss Elite Extra Edition baseball set from Panini America.

Well, now here’s the first look at the card itself.

It’s No. 100 in the base set and she will be signing 35 copies of the card for inclusion in packs.

Will there be other Fans of the Game since Anderson is noted as being one?

I’d bet so, but we’ll have to wait and see.

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.

USA Baseball deal lets Topps present top prospects earlier than ever by Chris Olds

To collectors of USA Baseball cards this is nothing new, but Topps touted its crop of top 2011 draft picks that can already be found in its upcoming 2010 Bowman sets because of its deal as the exclusive manufacturer of USA cards.

Oh, and it also offered on Friday a sneak peek at the first USA Baseball cards for this year’s teams, which will be all over upcoming sets.

Here’s the info, straight from Topps:

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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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Panini America releases additional details for 2010 Donruss Elite Extra Edition by Chris Olds

Panini America released additional information on its forthcoming 2010 Donruss Elite Extra Edition Baseball set on Tuesday, the most notable nugget being that the product will include Elite Legacy buyback autographs from the last decade of releases.

Scheduled to arrive on Sept. 29, Elite will include six autographs in each 20-pack box with five-card packs carrying  a suggested retail price of $5 a pack. In addition, each box will include one Elite Series insert and one School Colors insert card.

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Box Busters preview: 2009 Donruss Elite Extra Edition baseball cards by Chris Olds

We’ve got the Box Busters episode in the microwave, but that doesn’t mean you can’t see some of what we found inside boxes of 2009 Donruss Elite Extra Edition baseball cards right now.

Panini America has upped the ante by including six autographs per 20-pack hobby box (the boxes say just four) and four boxes in every 20-box case will be Hot Boxes that pack 10 autographs and a memorabilia card inside.

Here’s a glimpse what what you will see pulled once our video arrives after the jump. Elite Extra Edition will arrive in hobby shops beginning next Wednesday.

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*** NOW CLOSED*** FREE STUFF FRIDAY (11/13) CONTEST No. 1 — A Press Pass Fusion card lot by Chris Olds


NOW CLOSED. CLICK HERE for the latest contests once you’re done here.

We’re  starting off Free Stuff Friday with these cards that can be yours right now

logoHow 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 — we’ll check IP addresses — and make sure to include your name and email address so you can be contacted if you win. (Also note that you will see your comment on your screen after posting but that does not indicate its order of posting as it has not yet been approved. WordPress’ time-stamping of comments once all are approved will determine the winner.)

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