Topps releases Russell Wilson Texas Rangers baseball cards (Photo)


Jan 11, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) passes the football against the New Orleans Saints during the first half of the 2013 NFC divisional playoff football game at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Seahawks will host the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday in the NFC Championship -  a game that will pit quarterback’s Russell Wilson and Colin Kaepernick against each other.

And of course, not only do the two gunslingers hold the quarterback position in common, but they’ve also both previously been drafted by a Major League Baseball team. Kaepernick was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 2009 while Wilson actually played A-ball for the Colorado Rockies organization before being selected by the Texas Rangers in the 2013 MLB Draft, who currently own his rights.

Due to that, Topps Card Company has decided to release a limited number of cards featuring Russell Wilson as a Texas Rangers prospect in their 2014 Bowman set:

Wow! @Seahawks@DangeRussWilson will have a limited # of @Rangers Prospect cards in ’14 Bowman Baseball!

That will end up being a pretty hot seller on eBay.

Topps has not said how limited the set will be, though I imagine there won’t be very many released.


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