First Pitch celebs get jumbo treatment from Topps
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
The celebs are going jumbo.
Topps revealed its First Pitch: Complete Oversized baseball card sets and there are three new ways to get your hands on some of the most-unique cards made this year.
Each of the 25 cards found in the first two series of 2015 Topps are now available as 5×7 creations that are part of three limited-edition sets found only on Topps.com.
The rarest set is a Gold edition limited to only 49 serial-numbered copies for $99.99, while a Black edition is limited to 199 copies per card and is $49.99. A standard edition is limited to 499 copies and is $24.99.
One of the simplest surprises on cardboard this year, the First Pitch cards capture celebrities throwing out the first pitch at an MLB game — a selection that included Jack White, Jeff Bridges and 50 Cent in Series 1. Series 2 has a mix of Hollywood stars, comedians and musicians that includes members of The Grateful Dead, Metallica and even comic book icon Stan Lee.
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