From Sisters to Pickers, Here Are Some of the 2019 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Autograph Signers

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Every year Allen & Ginter dedicates a segment of its checklist to people who don’t play baseball. Celebrities, athletes from sports big and small, media members and more have helped the brand develop its modern voice. The 2019 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball autographs will be no different. While there are still lots of names left to be revealed, social media has offered a glimpse at a few of the expected signers.

While not 100 percent confirmed, here are some names that have showcased their cards. 2019 Topps Allen & Ginter doesn’t come out until mid-July. Lots more names, baseball and non-baseball, will be part of the final checklist. In the meantime, here are some to expect. If you hear of more, let us know and we’ll add them.

Danielle Colby

Danielle Colby does many things, but she’s probably best know for working alongside Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz in the TV show American Pickers where she fields inquiries and runs things at Antique Archeology.

John Cynn

After a steady run, there haven’t been many poker cards for a few years. It might not be as widespread as it once was, but 2019 Topps Allen & Ginter will have at least one poker player on its checklist. John Cynn won the 2018 World Series of Poker Main Event, topping a field of almost 8,000 entrants.

Hailey Dawson

Don’t be surprised if Hailey Dawson winds up being the youngest signer in 2019 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball. The nine-year-old is the first person to throw out a ceremonial first pitch for all 30 MLB teams. Dawson has a 3-D printed robitic hand. She was born with Poland Syndrome, which caused her right hand to be underdeveloped. Through her work with MLB teams and others, the youngster courage and tenacity have already inspired many.

Graham Elliot

Graham Elliot isn’t just one of the world’s most famous chefs, he’s also got an impressive baseball card collection. Elliot has been a host on several shows including MasterChef and Top Chef. While it’s his first certified autograph, this isn’t the first time Elliot has appeared on a Topps card. He has an insert in 2015 Topps First Pitch.

Mike Oz

Opening packs of ’80s and ’90s cards is fun, no matter where you are. But for Mike Oz, part of his job is to not only open classic packs but do so with baseball players — often the ones from the same era. Sometimes he gets to do it with Mike Trout. Oz’s Old Baseball Cards video series on Yahoo! Sports recently reached 100 episodes. The premise is simple and beautiful — use baseball cards to talk about the players within and share anecdotes.

Ben Schwartz

Ben Schwartz is an actor, usually comedy, best known for Parks and Recreation and House of Lies. He does some voice acting as well and takes the role of Sonic the Hedgehog in the upcoming big screen adaptation. Schwartz has loose connections to a couple of other franchises Topps makes cards for. He was in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, albeit under a Stormtrooper mask. Schwartz is also the voice of Leo in the Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series.

Mayumi Seto

Mayumi Seto is an artist who should be familiar with a lot of sports card collectors. She’s worked on several Topps projects including all the art in baseball’s Living Set.

 

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It’s a great pleasure and very honor for me. I deeply appreciate it @Topps company. カードに使われた写真は昨年のうちに提出済みで、実は12月は制作で徹夜が続きすぎて体調も半月ほど崩してた大変な時でした。 まさかそんなタイミングで、A&Gに使われる為の写真の提出締日が間近で、すぐ撮らないといけなくなるとは思ってなかったので、カードの中の私は顔が凄く疲れてます(笑) あの有名な「Topps Allen&Ginter ⚾」にnon-baseball autographとして私もラインナップしていただけるなんて……一瞬何が起きたのかわからず、私自身が一番驚きました?本当に大変光栄です?ありがとうございます 先週、髪もカードのようにまた少し短く切り直し?、感動しながらサインを書いて、その時の様子を携帯で記念に撮りました。 I am full of gratitude? #topps #allenandginter #MLB #baseball #baseballcards #artist #mayumiseto

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Sister Mary Sobieck

Sister Mary Sobieck knows how to throw out a mean first pitch.

The video went viral and the Chicago Heights nun from Marian Catholic High School rose to fame. According to the Catholic News Agency, Sobieck played softball through college. She’s also a Ken Griffey Jr. fan.

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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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