By Nick Tylwalk
I'm sure plenty of boxing fans would love a trading card autographed by pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao. I've never seen an officially licensed one before, but there will be one later this year thanks to Topps.
The specific product is called 2011 Topps Marquee Baseball, and it will go on sale later this baseball season. Like most modern baseball card sets, it features plenty of autographs from baseball players, but it's the addition of Pac-Man's signature that caught my eye.
And why not? Manny is the kind of crossover superstar now who might get people who don't ordinarily pay any attention to baseball cards to take a look. He's the only boxer to sign autographs for the set, but if you were going to pick just one, he'd be your guy.
This isn't the first time Topps has included boxing autographs in a baseball product - back in 2008 there were a number of top fighters who signed for 2008 Topps Co-Signers Baseball - but to my knowledge, it's the first time Pacquiao has signed for the company. You can check out what the card looks like right now, and stay tuned until later in the summer to find out more details on the set.
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