Musicians all got attention for their ceremonial 'first pitches' last year
Jack White, 50 Cent, Austin Mahone and others are to be featured on a new set of Topps baseball cards.
Topps introduced the new “first pitch” cards which features some of the best opening throws in major league baseball’s 2014 season, including those from a host of musicians such as White, 50 Cent, Mahone, Biz Markie, Tom Morello and Macklemore, who all got attention for their first pitches last year.
The set also features actor Jeff Bridges, gymnast McKayla Maroney, 105-year-old Agnes McKee and motivational speaker Tom Willis. According to the Beckett website, the cards will be part of the year’s first set of cards called 2015 Topps Series 1, available on February 6.
Jack White threw the threw the ceremonial first pitch at the Detroit Tigers baseball match last summer (July 29). The White Stripes man stepped out in front of fans prior to the game against Chicago White Sox at the Tigers’ Comerica Park, throwing the ball straight to his opposite number who was dressed as Santa Claus. In addition to throwing the pitch, White also brought the Third Man Rolling Record Store to the Detroit Tigers game and sold records to fans.
Meanwhile, 50 Cent was ridiculed after throwing ‘worst first pitch ever’ during New York Mets game in May. The rapper appeared at the game between the New York Mets and Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field last night on May 27 to throw the first pitch. However, the ball veered wildly off to the left instead of to the batter in front of him.
2015 Topps First Pitch card set includes:
FP-01 Jeff Bridges, Los Angeles Dodgers
FP-02 Jack White, Detroit Tigers
FP-03 McKayla Maroney, Chicago White Sox
FP-04 Eddie Vedder, Chicago Cubs
FP-05 Biz Markie, Oakland Athletics
FP-06 Agnes McKee, San Diego Padres
FP-07 Austin Mahone, Atlanta Braves
FP-08 Jermaine Jones, Los Angeles Dodgers
FP-09 Tom Willis, Kansas City Royals
FP-10 Graham Elliot, Chicago Cubs
FP-11 Tom Morello, Chicago Cubs
FP-12 Macklemore, Seattle Mariners
FP-13 Suzy, Los Angeles Dodgers
FP-14 50 Cent, New York Mets
FP-15 Meb Keflezighi, Boston Red Sox