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Yes, that’s Magic Johnson’s autograph on Jordan Swagerty’s baseball cards by Chris Olds

By Chris Olds | Editor

Mistakes happen.

That’s the easiest way to sum up the unusual error card found in boxes of 2010 Donruss Elite Extra Edition Baseball, which arrived recently with a few unusual autograph cards of former Arizona State standout and St. Louis Cardinals prospect Jordan Swagerty.

The error?

All of the autographs on his cards are of a guy named Earvin Johnson. You know, the Hall of Fame basketball player otherwise  known as “Magic.”

Panini America officials were aware of the mistake not long after collectors began ripping into packs of the prospecting product. The company is reportedly discussing plans to replace the error cards, which might be plentiful, with rarer corrected versions — but has not yet announced its plan.

Update: Panini will replace the incorrect Swagerty autographed standard card with a correct version and collectors who send in the correct card an exclusive Elite Extra Edition card of top-prospect Manny Machado.

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Card Gallery: 2010 Donruss Elite Extra Edition autographed inserts by Chris Olds

This year’s Donruss Elite Extra Edition baseball card set is slated to arrive in shops around the country very, very soon and here are a few more images of cards that will be found in packs.

Some of these cards made by Panini America carry a very distinct vintage feel with sepia-toned photos, unlike most of the full-color foilboard-loaded product, though these cards also are printed on the fingerprint-unfriendly stock.

See more after the jump.

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Box Busters: 2010 Donruss Elite Extra Edition baseball cards by Chris Olds

Join Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into boxes of not-even-out-yet 2010 Donruss Elite Extra Edition baseball cards in this latest episode of Box Busters, a box break so big it couldn’t be contained in just one video.

What will they find inside?

Watch and find out … Part 1 is above and Part 2 is after the jump.

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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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