Rounders has officially made it big.
Topps has announced that Prince William and Kate Middleton are late additions and will be part of the Topps 2011 Gypsy Queen Baseball card series. Building on the hype for the baseball card series and the fact that the card set will be released on April 29 (same date as the royal wedding), Topps will include the royal couple in its “Royal Jewels” cards.
The set includes 24 packs plus one 10 card mini box. Also included in the Topps set are 2 autographs and 2 relics. Gypsy Queen Baseball is a first year baseball card offering modeled after the 1887 N174 set with the same name.
Early auto checklist includes: Albert Pujols, Buster Posey, Curt Schilling, Tom Seaver, David Wright, Frank Robinson, Alex Rodriguez, Nolan Ryan, Mike Stanton, Jason Heyward, Johnny Bench, Bernie Williams, Ryan Howard, Brooks Robinson, CC Sabathia, Roy Halladay, Ernie Banks, Stan Musial, Cal Ripken Jr. Al Kaline, Ozzie Smith, Tony Gwynn, Wade Boggs, Mike Schmidt, Fergie Jenkins, Greg Maddux, Starlin Castro, Cliff Lee, Ryne Sandberg and Sandy Koufax. Relic checklist includes: Mickey Mantle, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Thurman Munson, Rickey Henderson, and Jackie Robinson.
And you thought baseball cards were just about baseball players.