Figure skaters on trading cards featuring U.S. hopefuls for Sochi Olympics [ETA: AND Paralympics ]
Did I miss a recent mention of these elsewhere on GS?
According to the link below, depicted among the one hundred "base" Topps trading cards devoted to U.S. hopefuls for all Sochi sports will be:
- "There are also 11 limited edition autographed cards by Olympic legends Bonnie Blair, Brian Boitano, Dick Button, Jim Craig, Mike Eruzione, Peggy Fleming, Scott Hamilton, Dan Jansen, Nancy Kerrigan, Picabo Street and Kristi Yamaguchi."
- Max Aaron, Jeremy Abbott, Evan Lysacek
- Christina Gao, Gracie Gold, Ashley Wagner, Agnes Zawadzki
- Meryl Davis, Maia Shibutani, Alex Shibutani, Charlie White
- John Coughlin, Caydee Denney
- "There are also special “swatch cards” with game-worn athlete patches inserted into the card. This follows a trend set more than 10 years ago in other sports (game-worn jerseys, game-used bats, etc.)"
[The link below has an image of Gracie Gold on what seems to be this type of card (but no other images of figure skater cards ).]http://olympictalk.nbcsports.com/201...g-cards-topps/ (Jul 21)
Listed also among a smaller group of "autograph and relic" cards (?? more prestigious than base cards, I guess??) are:
- Aaron, Lysacek
- Davis, M. Shibutani, A. Shibutani, White
- Gold, Wagner, Zawadzki
Estimated Release Date: 11/6/2013