Posted on July 7, 2011 – 9:59 am | Author: chrisolds
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By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
With the arrival of one of its most-popular baseball card lines a week away, Topps took the time Wednesday to tout Allen & Ginter‘s ecclectic autograph checklist comprised of everyone but baseball players.
As it turns out, it’s added some new names to the list, too.
New inclusions not previously announced on the preliminary checklist include WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels, Bullpen Gospels author and MiLB journeyman Dirk Hayhurst, Jackass stuntman Wee Man, boxing trainer Angelo Dundee, BMX champ Mat Hoffman and a dual-autograph card of Al Gore and Keith Olbermann among others.
A few of those cards had been teased in recent months but hadn’t appeared on any final lists.
See the list of non-baseball signers after the jump.
Aimee Mullins paralympic champion / world record holder
Ana Julaton women’s boxing champion
Annika Sorenstam women’s golf champion
Cheryl Burke two-time champion, Dancing with the Stars
Chrissie Wellington champion triathlete and Iron Man world record holder
Chuck Woolery game show host
Daniel Boulud award-winning French chef
Diana Taurasi champion women’s basketball player
Dick Vitale basketball broadcaster
Evan Lysacek Olympic figure skating gold medalist
Geno Auriemma basketball coach
Guy Fieri Food Network star and host of Minute to Win It
Heather Mitts women’s soccer star
Hope Solo women’s soccer star
Jim Nantz broadcaster
Jo Frost host of Supernanny
John McEnroe tennis legend
Kristi Yamaguchi Olympic figure skating gold medalist
Kyle Petty NASCAR driver
Lou Holtz college football coach and broadcaster
Manny Pacquiao champion boxer
Marc Forgione restauranteur & winner of The Next Iron Chef
Micky Ward Boxer and subject of The Fighter
Nancy Lopez golf champion
Peter Gammons baseball writer/broadcaster
Picabo Street Olympic skiing gold medalist
Rudy Ruettiger College football player and speaker
Sanya Richards Olympic track and field Gold medalist
Stan Lee Marvel Comics icon
Sue Bird women’s basketball star
Tim Howard soccer star
Timothy Shieff freerunning and Parkour champion
Eric Jackson freestyle kayaking champion
Jake LaMotta champion boxer and subject of Raging Bull
Wee Man world’s smallest stuntman
Mat Hoffman champion of BMX and extreme sports
Matt Guy 2011 ACO World Championships “King of Cornhole” tournament winner
Dirk Hayhurst author of The Bullpen Gospels
Al Gore & Keith Olbermann
Ron Turcotte champion race horse jockey
Larry Holmes champion boxer
Rafer Johnson champion decathlete
Shawn Michaels professional wrestler
Angelo Dundee boxing trainer and cornerman
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I’d love to pull a Shawn Michaels auto.
I want the Heather Mitts card.
Was already planning on a few boxes of A&G. Now they tell me HBK is in there! It’s on now!
I would love to pull a HBK auto.
I wont be buying any…. Its a very bad list of autographs… I think I’d rather pull a Chone Figgins autograph
This is an autograph list for the ages. I love it, no fillers.
i would love to have Shawn Michaels’ card
The first few Manny Pacquiao autos will go for over $1,000. People have been waiting forever to get a certified auto of him. I bet they will be limited to 100 or less copies. I am going to help my friend open 7 cases of this stuff, and hopefully he pulls one. I just want a Guy Fieri auto. Triple D is one of my favorite shows and would love to be on his crew.
an HBK auto would be KA
I don’t get why they put Kyle Petty in instead of Richard. Kyle never really did anything.
What is a HBK?
would love to see more rock stars ….. i am a huge aerosmith fan if they put one or more of those guys it would so be on (steven tyler) ….hint hint
HBK = is acronym for nickname of Shawn Michaels … aka The Heart-Break Kid
Al Gore?! are you flippin kidding me…sheesh
dud i just pull one of paquiao autograph from wal-mart.
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