“Wild Thing” Ricky Vaughn among Five Star surprises
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
Topps‘ third edition of Five Star arrives Wednesday and it’s packing a few surprises worthy of a high-end brand.
One is “Wild Thing” Ricky Vaughn in the Relic lineup — something that already has an impressive array of bat knobs and nameplates to be found for past stars as well as MLB legends.
A second one?
MLB-related autographs for legends who aren’t known for their time on the baseball diamond. Get a glimpse at them all — as well as a checklist — after the jump.
Each box of 2014 Topps Five Star will include one autographed Relic, Silver Signatures or Golden Graph auto, four other autographed cards and a sixth card that will be either another standard auto, a cut auto, a Legends Relic or a 1/1 Relic.
Dan Marino is not alone on the checklist as he’s joined by fellow Pro Football Hall of Famer John Elway on a New York Yankees card and Tom Brady as a Montreal Expo.
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