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Preview & Checklist: 2009 Donruss Elite Extra Edition baseball cards

Panini America released the checklist for its forthcoming 2009 Donruss Elite Extra Edition baseball card set on Thursday, a product-laden entry into baseball for the company.

While the checklist does not include No. 1 overall draft pick Stephen Strasburg, the company did note one impressive signature will appear in the product after a signing was completed Thursday — though we’ll warn you,  he’s not a rookie.

St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols.

The NL MVP is shown on a card as a junior in high school — a shortstop at Fort Osage High School in Independence, Mo. He signed 20 copies of his card.

While Strasburg is not included, several top picks are on the checklist — Dustin Ackley, Donavan Tate and Matt Hobgood among others. Also among the notable first-time signers is Aroldis Chapman, a 22-year-old Cuban defector who is expected to sign with an MLB club soon. He is seen wearing his Holguin uniform played in the Cuban National Series last year.

And among the other noteworthy additions? Hot Boxes.

Read more and get a full product checklist after the jump.

Other big names are featured on cards with high school or college photos, including George Brett (El Segundo Calif. High School), Mike Schmidt (Ohio University), Al Kaline (Southern High School in Baltimore), Nolan Ryan (Alvin High School) and the late Mark Fidrych (Worcester Academy).

“We wanted to mix a little of the old with the new without affecting the base EEE checklist, which just includes current prospects,” said brand manager Mike Payne. “Elite Extra Edition is so much about high school and college baseball prospects. . . we just thought it would be fun to show some names from the past as they appeared at that period in their lives. Some of the older shots are better than others, but all of them capture a moment in time and provide a glimpse of the player before he made it big and, in many cases, before anyone outside his school had ever heard of him.”

Cards of the first 18 players in the Autographed Rookies subset include on-card signatures. Parallels will carry sticker autographs.

“The intent was to make those players’ on-card autographed rookies as valuable as possible,” Payne said. “To do that, and keep enough autographs in the program, we opted to use stickers for the Turn of the Century parallels and for any inserts they may appear on.”

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball and Beckett Graded Card Investor. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an e-mail to him at colds@beckett.com.

CHECKLIST

Base cards
1 Bobby Borchering
2 Blake Smith
3 Drew Storen
4 J.R. Murphy
5 Zack Wheeler
6 Nolan Arenado
7 Matt Bashore
8 Josh Phegley
9 Jacob Turner
10 Mike Leake
11 Kelly Dugan
12 Bill Bullock
13 Shelby Miller
14 Alex Wilson
15 Ben Paulsen
16 Max Stassi
17 A.J. Pollock
18 Aaron Miller
19 Brooks Pounders
20 Shaver Hansen
21 Tyler Skaggs
22 Jiovanni Mier
23 Everett Williams
24 Rich Poythress
25 Chad Jenkins
26 Rey Fuentes
27 Ryan Jackson
28 Eric Arnett
29 Chris Owings
30 Garrett Gould
31 Tyler Matzek
32 Donnie Joseph
33 Brandon Belt
34 Jon Gaston
35 Tracye Thompson
36 Marc Krauss
37 Kyrell Hudson
38 Ben Tootle
39 Jake Marisnick
40 Aaron Baker
41 Kent Matthes
42 Andrew Oliver
43 Cameron Garfield
44 Adam Warren
45 Dustin Dickerson
46 James Jones
47 Brooks Raley
48 Jenrry Mejia
49 Brock Holt
50 Wes Hatton

Autographed rookies
51 Dustin Ackley
52 Donavan Tate
53 Tony Sanchez
54 Matt Hobgood
55 Alex White
56 Jared Mitchell
57 Mike Trout
58 Brett Jackson
59 Mike Minor
60 Slade Heathcott
61 Tom Mendonca
62 Wil Myers
63 Jason Kipnis
64 Robert Stock
65 Tim Wheeler
66 Mychal Givens
67 Grant Green
68 D.J. LeMahieu
69 Rex Brothers
70 Thomas Joseph
71 Wade Gaynor
72 Ryan Wheeler
73 Kyle Heckathorn
74 Chad James
75 Victor Black
76 Todd Glaesmann
77 Tyler Kehrer
78 Steve Baron
79 Matt Davidson
80 Jeff Kobernus
81 Kentrail Davis
82 Kyle Gibson
83 Garrett Richards
84 Brad Boxberger
85 Evan Chambers
86 Telvin Nash
87 Austin Kirk
88 Marquise Cooper
89 Jason Christian
90 Randal Grichuk
91 Nick Franklin
92 Eric Smith
93 Jeremy Hazelbaker
94 Zach Dotson
95 Josh Fellhauer
96 Jeff Malm
97 Caleb Cotham
98 Trevor Holder
99 Joe Kelly
100 Robbie Shields
101 Kyle Bellamy
102 Braxton Lane
103 Justin Marks
104 Ryan Goins
105 Chase Anderson
106 Kyle Seager
107 Colton Cain
108 David Renfroe
109 Travis Banwart
110 Joe Testa
111 Brandon Jacobs
112 Brett Brach
113 Brad Brach
114 Keon Broxton
115 Nathan Karns
116 Kendal Volz
117 Charles Ruiz
118 Mike Spina
119 Jamie Johnson
120 Bryan Mitchell
121 Chad Bell
122 Dan Taylor
123 Khris Davis
124 Ashur Tolliver
125 Cody Rogers
126 Trent Stevenson
127 Dean Weaver
128 Matt Helm
129 Andrew Doyle
130 Matt Graham
131 Kevan Hess
132 Luke Bailey
133 Steve Matz
134 Tanner Bushue
135 Neil Medchill
136 Edward Paredes
137 A.J. Jimenez
138 Grant Desme
139 Zach Von Rosenberg
140 Daniel Fields
141 Graham Stoneburner
142 David Holmberg
143 Chris Dominguez
144 Luke Murton
145 Danny Rosenbaum
146 Tyler Townsend
147 Louis Coleman
148 Patrick Schuster
149 Jeff Hunt
150 Aroldis Chapman

Elite Series
1 Dustin Ackley
2 Donavan Tate
3 Mike Leake
4 Tony Sanchez
5 Al Kaline
6 Mike Minor
7 A.J. Pollock
8 Nolan Ryan
9 Will Clark
10 Albert Pujols

School Colors
1 Dustin Ackley
2 Grant Green
3 Mike Leake
4 Drew Storen
5 Jared Mitchell
6 Ryan Jackson
7 Tom Mendonca
8 Josh Phegley
9 A.J. Pollock
10 Tony Sanchez
11 Marc Krauss
12 Garrett Richards
13 Shaver Hansen
14 Josh Fellhauer
15 Brandon Belt
16 Bill Bullock
17 Mike Minor
18 Kent Matthes
19 Ben Paulsen
20 Aaron Baker

Throwback Threads
TT-MT Mike Trout
TT-SM Shelby Miller
TT-MM Mike Minor
TT-JK Jason Kipnis
TT-BB Bill Bullock
TT-JM Jared Mitchell
TT-GB Gordon Beckham
TT-KR Kyle Russell
TT-JD Jose Duran
TT-BP Buster Posey
TT-PR Pete Rose
TT-DJ Donnie Joseph
TT-RG Robbie Grossman
TT-SH Shaver Hansen
TT-TW Tim Wheeler
TT-JV Josh Vitters
TT-TG Todd Glaesmann
TT-MC Mike Cisco
TT-AB Aaron Baker
TT-CA Chase Anderson
TT-BR Brooks Raley

College Ties Green
1 Dustin Ackley
1 Alex White
2 Mike Leake
2 Jason Kipnis
3 Mike Minor
3 Caleb Cotham
4 Jason Kipnis
4 Ike Davis
5 Brad Boxberger
5 Robert Stock
6 Garrett Richards
6 Jamie Johnson
7 Chase Anderson
7 Aaron Baker
8 Shaver Hansen
8 Dustin Dickerson
9 Kendal Volz
9 Aaron Miller
10 Brooks Raley
10 Jose Duran
11 Robert Stock
11 Grant Green
12 Chad Jenkins
12 Kyle Heckathorn
13 Eric Arnett
13 Josh Phegley
14 Matt Bashore
14 Josh Phegley
15 Jared Mitchell
15 D.J. LeMahieu
16 Victor Black
16 Ryan Goins
17 Brett Jackson
17 Jeff Kobernus
18 Brett Jackson
18 Blake Smith
19 Trevor Holder
19 Rich Poythress
20 Jordan Danks
20 Brandon Belt

Collegiate Patches
1 Dustin Ackley
2 Tony Sanchez
3 Mike Minor
4 Mike Leake
5 Drew Storen
6 Grant Green
7 Alex White
8 A.J. Pollock
9 Jared Mitchell
10 Eric Arnett
11 Brett Jackson
12 Aaron Miller
13 Josh Phegley
14 Kentrail Davis
15 Garrett Richards
16 Brad Boxberger
17 Matt Bashore
18 Jeff Kobernus
19 Rich Poythress
20 Blake Smith
21 Andrew Oliver
22 Tom Mendonca
23 Jason Kipnis
24 Marc Krauss
25 Robert Stock
26 Bill Bullock
27 Alex Wilson
28 D.J. LeMahieu
29 Trevor Holder
30 Donnie Joseph
31 Ben Paulsen
32 Kent Matthes
33 Adam Warren
34 Brandon Belt
35 Ryan Jackson
36 Caleb Cotham
37 Shaver Hansen
38 Josh Fellhauer
39 Jamie Johnson
40 Khris Davis
41 Dustin Dickerson
42 Brock Holt
43 Charles Ruiz
44 Aaron Baker
45 Mike Spina
46 Jim Abbott
47 Fred Lynn
48 TBD
49 Robin Ventura

Private Signings
1 Al Kaline
2 Barry Larkin
3 Bobby Borchering
4 Dave Winfield
5 Don Mattingly
6 Donavan Tate
7 Drew Storen
8 Dustin Ackley
9 Frank Howard
10 Grant Green
11 Jacob Turner
12 Jim Rice
13 Kyle Gibson
14 Mark Fidrych
15 Matt Hobgood
16 Mike Leake
17 Nolan Ryan
18 Mike Minor
19 Robin Roberts
20 Slade Heathcott
21 Steve Garvey
22 Tony Gwynn
23 Tony Sanchez
24 Tyler Matzek
25 Zack Wheeler

Passing the Torch
1 Buster Posey
1 Tony Sanchez
2 Will Clark
2 Dustin Ackley
3 Jordan Danks
3 Brandon Belt
4 Andre Dawson
4 Donavan Tate
5 Jim Palmer
5 Matt Hobgood

Back to Back Jacks
1 Ike Davis
1 Reggie Jackson
2 Jason Kipnis
2 Reggie Jackson
3 Quincy Latimore
3 Robbie Grossman
4 Buster Posey
4 Will Clark

Back to the Future
1 Allan Dykstra
2 Alan Horne
3 Jim Palmer
4 Andrew Cashner
5 Andrew Lambo
6 Anthony Hewitt
7 Brad Mills
8 Brandon Crawford
9 Brett Hunter
10 Bryan Price
11 Buster Posey
12 Chase D’Arnaud
13 Chris Johnson
14 Christian Friedrich
15 Daniel Schlereth
16 Dwight Gooden
17 Don Mattingly
18 Evan Frederickson
19 Mark Fidrych
20 George Brett
21 Gordon Beckham
22 Ike Davis
23 Jason Knapp
24 Jhoulys Chacin
25 Jordan Danks
26 Logan Schafer
27 Michael Ynoa
28 Mike Cisco
29 Mike Schmidt
30 Neftali Feliz
31 Paul Molitor
32 Pete Rose
33 Rafael Rodriguez
34 Reggie Jackson
35 Robin Yount
36 Ryan Perry
37 Steve Garvey
38 Wade Boggs
39 Zach McAllister
40 Zeke Spruill

2 Comments

KB

That may be the cleanest Albert Pujols auto I’ve ever seen.

-KB

Posted January 20, 2010 at 8:29 am | Permalink

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