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Panini reveals surprise in Elite Extra Edition baseball card set

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:

Michael Choice, Josh Sale, Matt Lipka, Zack Cox, Mike Foltynewicz, Kellin Deglin, Cito Culver, Jake Skole, Chris Sale, Todd Cunningham, Jarrett Parker, Noah Syndergaard, Matt Curry, Drew Pomeranz, Yasmani Grandal, Cameron Rupp and Kaleb Cowart, while there are others who are confirmed, but not signing on-card, for the set.

They are:

Jamison Taillon, Brandon Workman, Zach Lee, Nick Castellanos, Dee Gordon, Jonathan Singleton, Brett Eibner, LeVon Washington, Brodie Greene, Chad Lewis, Gary Brown, Christian Yelich, J.T. Realmuto, Micah Gibbs, Jurickson Profar, Mel Rojas Jr., Jordan Swagerty and Hunter Morris among others.

There will undoubtedly be more news to come out of this product in the coming weeks before release, so stay tuned to Beckett.com and The Beckett Blog for the latest.

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an e-mail to him at colds@beckett.com. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.

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