Tuesday, October 18, 2016

2016 Topps Update - The Dodgers First Pitch Cards - Keith Urban, Aubrey Plaza & JoJo Fletcher

Topps 2016 Update to their flagship Baseball card set is just now starting to hit store shelves, and like in years past it features the popular "First Pitch" cards as one of its better inserts -- at least in my opinion.  After all, what fan doesn't enjoy watching (and possible making fun of) the multitude of stars who try to show off their Baseball prowess.  So, it's only natural that a real Baseball card be made available in their honor.

BTW, my favorite "First Pitch" card is probably the one they made to celebrate 50 Cent's fantastically horrible first pitch at CitiField a couple years ago.  Check out that card here.  Also, you can watch 50 Cent and his terrible aim here.

Like in years past, Dodger Stadium always seems to be featured more often than any other stadium -- for probably obvious reasons.  So, seeing Dodger Stadium represented in three of the ten cards in the set is of no surprise.  Check them all out below.  I also include a video of their respective throws.

On a side note, this years Update set includes "First Pitch Ticket Stub Relic" cards, as well.  Which is strange considering Dodger Stadium no longer prints out actual ticket stubs anymore -- at least not for season ticket holders.  Anyway, at this early juncture I have yet to see any of these, so I include only a directly checklist below.  I will update this post once photos start showing up.

First Pitch Ticket Stub Relics
  • #FPR-AP Aubrey Plaza
  • #FPR-JF JoJo Fletcher
  • #FPR-KU Keith Urban 
#FPR-AP Aubrey Plaza                   #FPR-KU Keith Urban

#FPR-JF JoJo Fletcher

Below are the "First Pitch" cards for Keith Urban, Aubrey Plaza and JoJo Fletcher.  I thought I would note, at least from what I recall, that Keith Urban did not actually throw out the first pitch on May 9th, 2016.  Instead, he said the words we all think when the game is about to start.

First Pitch

#FP-5 Keith Urban

The card above features country star Keith Urban taking over for Vin Scully.  He repeated those immortal words, "It's Time For Dodgers Baseball!"  You can watch it in the video below.

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#FP-6 Aubrey Plaza

Yeah, this is the cutest outfit ever; especially considering the knee-high Dodger Blue sports socks.  Awesome!

Featured above is actress/comedian Aubrey Plaza in Dodger Blue as she prepares for her "First Pitch."  I've also included two videos of her below.  The first video, courtesy of Stadium Bound, shows her warming up.  As you can see, she definitely has played the game.  She catches and throws the ball like it's second nature.  The video below that features a short stadium interview with her and her "First Pitch."

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Watch her "First Pitch" below.

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#FP-10 JoJo Fletcher

I'll be totally honest with ya... I have no idea who this person is.  But from what I understand, she is a reality TV star, so that explains that.

Featured above is the "First Pitch" card for JoJo Fletcher, and below is her throw.

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  1. so is there a certain set with Keith Urban in it, or is it luck of the draw?

    1. It's really both, or better yet, you can just purchase the individual Keith Urban card on eBay if that's the only one you want.

      This is part of an insert set that has been randomly inserted into packs of 2016 Topps Update. So, yes it's the luck of the draw if you buy a pack of cards. BTW, the insert set is commonly known as the "First Pitch" cards.


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