Daniel Nava’s beard becomes a Topps Allen & Ginter baseball card


By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor

A beard is in a baseball card.

At least one collector ripping into boxes of 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter, which officially arrives on Wednesday has found a hair-razing card.

It’s a Daniel Nava Oddity Relic — and its game-used item inside is strands of hair from his playoff beard. It’s the only Oddity Relic listed on the Topps checklist released on Monday (click here to open a copy) and it’s limited to just 25 serial-numbered copies.

The card sits at $71 after nine bids on eBay.

How much do you think it will sell for? Do you have any other thoughts?

Tell us in the comments below.

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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.



Wow, this card has gone crazy. I pulled the card in this picture today at a local Target. Since then, the response has been amazing and overwhelming. Thanks for posting my pull, Beckett!

Posted July 7, 2014 at 11:35 pm | Permalink

Disgusting! Maybe I’d wants the beard hair of Abraham Lincoln on a card, but why in the world would anyone want the Sweaty, Scruffy, Shavings of a BoSox player in their collection. Ewwwwww! (No offense to Daniel Nava intended … It really would be the same reaction to anyone else, with the except of President Lincoln :) )

Posted July 8, 2014 at 8:59 am | Permalink

I think the marketing people who came up with this should be fired if this is the best they could come up with. It just goes to show the creativeness of these companies is seriously lacking, that’s probably why they come up with a million different parallels instead of something new and exciting.

Posted July 8, 2014 at 9:47 am | Permalink

That’s very cool concept but it’s just not right. No body parts on cards, not even if it’s just hair. Save it for the baby books. There’s a line and that would be crossing it.

Posted July 8, 2014 at 10:13 am | Permalink
kris buonocore

i wish i pulled it, so i could sell it. no interest. hope they don’t find out later it was {we all know where this was headed — Editor}

Posted July 9, 2014 at 4:48 pm | Permalink
Robert Braxton

Maybe that beard hair has been to the World Series, but …
once again ‘we’ (i.e. Topps) have crossed the line.
There IS a limit to what we collect, and again we’ve defined it (I do believe).

Posted July 20, 2014 at 1:58 am | Permalink
Steven Phipps

I have the same card. Pulled it from a box that I bought at Target in Fresno, CA. Mine is numbers 7/25. I think it’s cool. It’s something that most collectors probably can’t get since there’s so few cards out there.

Posted October 11, 2014 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

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