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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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FREE STUFF FRIDAY will return next week by Chris Olds

Free Stuff Friday will return next week with a whole new crop of prizes for our lucky readers.

Why nothing this week? Olds (me) forgot to scan the big prize before leaving for the holiday weekend — leave your hate mail via the comments below.

Since beginning in October, we’ve given away more than 130 prizes absolutely free to collectors who successfully answered card-related trivia here on The Beckett Blog and using Beckett.com.

Here’s a small sampling of the cool stuff that has ended up in readers’ hands since then  …

Ken Griffey Jr. UDA autographed baseball

2009 Limited Football box

Dwyane Wade autographed basketball

Mark Sanchez autographed 8×10

Ashley Force Press Pass Printing Plate

2009-10 Upper Deck basketball box

Dwyane Wade autographed 8×10 photo plaque

2009 Certified football cards

Joe Mauer autographed 2007 Upper Deck By the Letter patch (#’d/15)

Chris Paul Exquisite Collection logoman card

Vince Carter Exquisite Collection autograph card (only 25 exist)

Burt Reynolds autograph

2009 Topps Football set

Blake Griffin autographed photo courtesy of Panini America

Eric Gordon Exquisite Collection autographed patch rookie card

An exclusive Aaron Curry autograph card from Panini

Quentin Richardson Exquisite Collection Limited Logos patch autograph

Brett Favre 2009 Donruss Threads SP football card

Travis Snider 2007 Bowman Sterling Refractor autograph (a $120 card)

Hunter Pence autographed Sweet Spot card

Jason Kidd 2009-10 Exquisite Collection autographed patch card

Clay Matthews Jr. UD Black autographed RC

Rich Franklin autographed Ring Kings promo

Patrick Ewing 2009-10 Exquisite Collection jumbo game-used jersey card

Kendra Wilkinson (Playboy model) Upper Deck autograph card

Free Stuff Friday will return next week!



***NOW CLOSED*** FREE STUFF FRIDAY (12/4) contest No. 8 — A Kendra Wilkinson Upper Deck autograph card by Chris Olds

NOW CLOSED. Click here to see the newest contests once you’re done here.

We’re  in the midst of Free Stuff Friday this item 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.)

Get the question(s) after the jump …

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