Stephen Colbert, other celebs get their own baseball cards – Chicago Tribune
If Donny Franks can throw a hot dog 60 feet to Kyle Schwarber, if Donny Franks can run the bases at Wrigley Field with a big metal vendor box strapped to his back, then Donny Franks can have his own baseball card.
Late-night host Stephen Colbert appears as his hot-dog-hawking alter ego as part of several celebrity “first-pitch” baseball cards released by Topps with Series 1 sets, the company announced Wednesday.
Seven of the cards feature actors and musicians who threw out ceremonial first pitches for the Cubs last season: Including Colbert, they are Brett Eldredge, Joan Jett, Jon Lovitz, Joe Mantegna, Bob Odenkirk and Jeremy Piven. Actor Lou Ferrigno and singer Chris Lane, who performed first-pitch duties for the White Sox, also have cards.
It’s the third season Topps has made cards of famous first-pitchers.
Here’s the full list of celebrities and the teams they pitched for:
Luis Coronel, singer, Diamondbacks
Bethanie Mattek-Sands, tennis player, Diamondbacks
William Shatner, actor, Red Sox
Stephen Colbert, late-night host, Cubs
Brett Eldredge, singer, Cubs
Joan Jett, singer, Cubs
Jon Lovitz, actor, Cubs
Joe Mantegna, actor, Cubs
Bob Odenkirk, actor, Cubs
JeremyPiven, actor, Cubs
Lou Ferrigno, actor, White Sox
Chris Lane, singer, White Sox
Victoria Justice, singer-actress, Tigers
Paul Wall, rapper, Astros
Keegan-Michael Key, actor, Dodgers
Mase, rapper, Marlins
Judd Apatow, producer, Mets
John Goodman, actor, Cardinals
Deshauna Barber, Miss USA, Nationals
Leslie Jordan, actor-playwright, Nationals
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