Jimmy Kimmel, Nina Agdal Get Baseball Cards with 2016 Topps Series 2 First Pitch


2016 Topps Series 2 First Pitch Header

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor

The 2016 Topps Series 2 First Pitch lineup sticks with what the flagship insert has been known for since it debuted in 2015. There’s another eclectic mix of celebrities, athletes from other sports, pop culture personalities and real-life heroes who have had their brief trips to the mound captured on baseball cards.

Highlights on the 20-card set include late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, model Nina Agdal, and Green Day frontman Billy Joe Armstrong.

On the surface, the names might not jump out quite like previous First Pitch sets. But maybe that’s to be expected. It’s entrenched as a part of the flagship baseball line now. That doesn’t necessarily make it any lesser, though. From the beginning, the inserts have been about offering a little something for everyone but still directly connected to the game.

First Pitch cards are inserted 1:8 2016 Topps Series 2 hobby packs. This makes them one of the more plentiful basic inserts in the product. This should also help keep prices at a point where putting together a set won’t be expensive.

Over time, there may be some initial confusion over which First Pitch cards are from Series 1 and which are Series 2 if you go strictly by the card number as it has been reset. However, the backs of the cards are clear on which set they’re from. It is something to be aware of though if you’re building wantlists or chasing them in packs.

Below is a full gallery of all the 2016 Topps Series 2 First Pitch cards plus a couple of quick notes on their accomplishments in case you’re not familiar with who they are.

2016 Topps Series 2 First Pitch Gallery

FP-1 Tim McGraw, New York Mets

2016 TS2 FP 1 Tim McGraw

Known for: country singer, son of Tug McGraw
Date: October 31, 2015

FP-2 Jimmy Kimmel, New York Mets

2016 TS2 FP 2 Jimmy Kimmel

Known for: Host of Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Date: October 18, 2015

FP-3 Rosie Rios, Oakland Athletics

2016 TS2 FP 3 Rosie Rios

Known for: Treasurer of the United States
Date: September 26, 2015

FP-4 Billy Joe Armstrong, Oakland Athletics

2016 TS2 FP 4 Billy Joe Armstrong

Known for: lead singer of Green Day
Date: September 5, 2015

FP-5 Nina Agdal, Los Angeles Angels

2016 TS2 FP 5 Nina Agdal

Known for: model, on the cover of 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue
Date: August 17, 2015

FP-6 Jeff Tweedy, St. Louis Cardinals

2016 TS2 FP 6 Jeff Tweedy

Known for: Wilco lead singer
Date: July 29, 2015

FP-7 Jim Harbaugh, Detroit Tigers

2016 TS2 FP 7 Jim Harbaugh

Known for: University of Michigan head football coach
Date: July 30, 2015

FP-8 Jim Breuer, New York Mets

2016 TS2 FP 8 Jim Breuer

Known for: comedian, Saturday Night Live alumni
Date: May 29, 2015

FP-9 Spencer Stone, Washington Nationals

2016 TS2 FP 9 SPencer Stone

Known for: United States Air Force Staff Sergeant, known for helping stop gunman on European train in August, 2015
Date: September 18, 2015

FP-10 Kyle Larson, Boston Red Sox

2016 TS2 FP 10 Kyle Larson

Known for: NASCAR driver
Date: September 24, 2015

FP-11 Miguel Cotto, Los Angeles Dodgers

2016 TS2 FP 11 Miguel Cotto

Known for: World Champion boxer
Date: October 3, 2015

FP-12 Tom Watson, Kansas City Royals

2016 TS2 FP 12 Tom Watson

Known for: PGA golfer
Date: October 17, 2015

FP-13 Edward Burns, New York Mets

2016 TS2 FP 13 Edward Burns

Known for: actor, director, starred in Saving Private Ryan, The Brothers McMullen
Date: September 19, 2015

FP-14 Geoff Britten, Baltimore Orioles

2016 TS2 FP 14 Geoff Britten

Known for: American Ninja Warrior
Date: September 2, 2015

FP-15 Lea Thompson, Los Angeles Dodgers

2016 TS2 FP 15 Lea Thompson

Known for: Actress, starred in Back to the Future, Howard the Duck, Some Kind of Wonderful, SpaceCamp
Date: August 15, 2015

FP-16 Jim Caviezel, Seattle Mariners

2016 TS2 FP 16 Jim Caviezel

Known for: Actor, starred in The Passion of the Christ, Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius
Date: July 7, 2015

FP-17 George H. W. Bush, Houston Astros

2016 TS2 FP 17 George H W Bush

Known for: 41st President of the United States
Date: October 11, 2015

FP-18 J.K. Simmons, Detroit Tigers

2016 TS2 FP 18 JK Simmons

Known for: Actor, won Academy Award for Whiplash, also starred in Spider-Man, Oz
Date: April 6, 2015

FP-19 Kendrick Lamar, Los Angeles Dodgers

2016 TS2 FP 19 Kendrick Lamar

Known for: Musician
Date: April 27, 2015

FP-20 David Hearn, Toronto Blue Jays

2016 TS2 FP 20 David Hearn

Known for: Canadian PGA golfer
Date: August 2, 2015

Comments? Questions? Contact Ryan Cracknell on Twitter @tradercracks.


Ryan Cracknell

A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He's also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). Got a question, story idea or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @tradercracks.

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