Joba Chamberlain's 2007 Donruss Elite autographs ship today

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Did you happen to pull a redemption card for card No. 130 in the 2007 Donruss Elite Extra Edition baseball set?

If so, you’ll be getting an autographed card of New York Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain in his Nebraska uniform.

Donruss will begin shipping the cards today, which were signed during a session in August. He also signed a small number of Nebraska Collegiate Patches.

“Joba himself commented on how great those patches look,” said Donruss Director of Marketing Scott Prusha. “We know it took some time, but getting this deal finalized and the items signed never ceased being a priority for us. Now we can begin the process of fulfilling the redemptions.”

The selection was a surprise addition to the set after a last-minute checklist change last year.

“We wanted a player whose autograph was valued in the industry, but also we were looking for a player not too far removed from the amateur ranks — high school or college,” Prusha said. “We believe Joba fits that perfectly and is a great addition to the EEE set.”

Chris Olds has collected sports cards and memorabilia since 1987. Before coming to Beckett Media, he wrote about the hobby for the Orlando Sentinel on his blog, SportsStuff, and for the San Antonio Express-News and The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News. Do you have a comment, question or idea? Send e-mail to him at colds@beckett.com.

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