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

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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.


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

    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!

  2. DrMitchJ
    Posted July 8, 2014 at 8:59 am | 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 :) )

  3. Posted July 8, 2014 at 10:13 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.

  4. kris buonocore
    Posted July 9, 2014 at 4:48 pm | Permalink

    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}

  5. Robert Braxton
    Posted July 20, 2014 at 1:58 am | Permalink

    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).

  6. Steven Phipps
    Posted October 11, 2014 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

    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.

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