Topps set to produce Ted Kennedy eTopps baseball card

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Topps announced on Monday that the late Ted Kennedy will have an eTopps card as part of the company’s Allen & Ginter Moments set found on the online trading card platform.

A maximum of 999 cards will be made featuring the former Massachusetts Senator who died last week. He is shown throwing out the first pitch at a past Boston Red Sox game, wearing a Sox warmup jacket on the card.

The cards will be allocated after Sept. 7. Collectors who receive one of the cards styled after the 1880s tobacco cards of the same name (printed on holographic stock, though) in their eTopps account will be charged $7.50.

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

One Comment

  1. Bob Valerius
    Posted September 1, 2009 at 4:36 pm | Permalink

    Yeech! Who would want a card of a drunk philandering murderer? Wow, what a total waste of paper. A tree has to die so this clown gets a baseball card. Just photograph a piece of puke. No one could tell the difference.

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