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Ricky Vaughn — aka Charlie Sheen — is first confirmed Major League signer for 2014 Topps Archives

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By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor

Forget about the curveball, Ricky. Give ‘em the heater.

Topps did just that on Friday, teasing its first Major League autograph to come in 2014 Topps Archives next month. The first confirmed signer for the 25th Anniversary Major League inserts is “Wild Thing” Ricky Vaughn, aka Charlie Sheen.

Sheen is no stranger to signing for card companies as he has 73 certified autographs in the Beckett.com database (click here for checklist), but this will the first to show him on an officially licensed, studio-backed Major League card. In 2011, he signed 60 cards celebrating Topps’ 60th Anniversary for the company’s American Pie release.

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In its preview materials, the only other signers teased were Tom Berenger and Corbin Bernsen (aka Jake Taylor and Roger Dorn). Company officials have not disclosed details on the checklist or odds/production volume for autographs or the standard cards to be found in Archives.

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Sheen is arguably the top possible autograph attraction here, though Hall of Fame broadcaster and former MLB player Bob Uecker could be a possibility and could be an in-demand signature. Despite his credentials, the man who played announcer Harry Doyle in all three Major League films has never signed a certified autograph.

Topps also teased that it has a jersey worn by Sheen that is likely to make its way into other products as a memorabilia card.

Archives is set to arrive on May 30.

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball and Beckett Sports Card Monthly magazines. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at colds@beckett.com. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.

4 Comments

Richard

Huh, I’m surprised Bob Uecker has yet to have a card.
I would have thought he would have been in the fan favorites by now.

Posted April 5, 2014 at 12:45 am | Permalink
Mike Pereira

Card Board Nostradamus

I guess I was right in thinking we needed a Rick “Wild Thing” Vaughn auto and memorabilia card I said as much in the “Who would sign in the Golden Age” piece. Still hoping for the patch card of the leather jacket. Love it when so many of my predictions come true. Now only if they can get rid of the cheap “event worn” patches as box hits.

Posted April 5, 2014 at 6:28 am | Permalink
Rick

Now this is cool. I was coming of age when is movie was “around” I think the summer of 89 or 90 I watched this movie everything during my lunch. I was 10 or 11. Yeah my parents were pretty cool to even buy my vhs tape let alone the content. HAHA

Posted April 5, 2014 at 8:48 pm | Permalink
Jason K

This set just wouldn’t have been complete without “Wild Thing”. Glad to see he is part of it. I never knew that Ueck has never signed for a card company. That needs to be rectified! hopefully he’ll make it in there too. Wesley Snipes seems like he should be an easy addition too.

BTW, today marks the 25th anniversary of it opening in theaters.

Posted April 7, 2014 at 3:13 pm | Permalink

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