We’ve got a sneak peek at the piece of memorabilia that Donruss will be cutting up to make the first match-worn memorabilia card of retired professional wrestler “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair.
And, woooo, is it a doozy.
We’ll have more details here on Friday Monday about the first certified autograph cards to come featuring the 16-time world heavyweight champion (cards that will surely be huge sellers), but first … the memorabilia. He’s appeared on only one other memorabilia card, sharing a match-used ring mat card with Undertaker in the 2002 Fleer Raw Vs. Smackdown set.
This new one? It’s much more impressive — and might include some prime swatches for the diehard collectors out there. (But there won’t be many.)
Will it be a robe? Will it be ring boots? Will it be some of those fine blazers he used to style and profile in?
We’re not telling, you’ll just have to see it after the jump. (We’ve selected an appropiate tune for this unveiling, so be sure to turn down your speakers if they’re on.)
So, without further adieu …
That’s right, not some anonymous, near-meaningless t-shirt or ring mat, but a pair of trunks worn by the greatest professional wrestler of all time. The cards that will include a piece of the interlocking “RF” — a signature piece of Flair’s attire for decades? Those prime swatches will have a few collectors who find them saying, well, you know …
Chris Olds has collected sports cards and memorabilia since 1987. Before coming to Beckett Media, he wrote about the hobby for the Orlando Sentinel on his blog, SportsStuff, and for the San Antonio Express-News and The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News. Do you have a comment, question or idea? Send e-mail to him at firstname.lastname@example.org.