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She’s the Boss: Alyssa Milano Rookie Cards Bring Rare Beauty to Panini America Sets

May 11, 2012

Beloved actress. Avid sports fan. Must-read blogger. Twitter titan.¬†Heartwarming philanthropist. Proud mom. Fashion mogul and entrepreneur with her own “Touch” sports clothing line. These things we know to be true about Hollywood beauty Alyssa Milano. But here’s something you might not know: Milano’s kind of a big deal right now in the sports collectibles industry.

Indeed, Milano’s first autographed football and hockey cards will hit the market in the coming days, giving the sports world’s biggest stars a run for their secondary-market money — and redefining what a hot card looks like.

Inspired in part by all of her aforementioned attributes, Panini America¬†officials reached out to Milano last year to see if she might be interested in appearing on her own Fans of the Game cards. She was — and Panini America’s product developers couldn’t get the popular star of television shows “Who’s The Boss?” and “Charmed” into their sets fast enough.

Milano’s first-ever sports trading card appeared in Panini America’s 2011-12 Pinnacle Hockey set and captured her devotion to the Los Angeles Kings. Her first football card followed last month inside 2011 National Treasures Football and chronicled her loyalty to the New York Giants.

At the time both of those products released, Milano had yet to return the accompanying autographed versions of those cards, so Panini America officials inserted special redemption cards in their place. But last week, Milano returned the sweetest shipment of signatures imaginable to Panini America headquarters. Today, they were on their way back out to those fans and collectors anxiously awaiting their arrival.

Sight unseen, Beckett Media values Milano’s hockey and football Fans of the Game cards at $150 and $125, respectively. No word yet on how high those values could rise once folks actually start to see these beauties.

To be sure, these are heady times for Milano, what with her Giants the defending Super Bowl champs and her Kings about to start the Western Conference Finals.

And her sudden sports card stardom doesn’t end here. Panini America has plans to include her first baseball and basketball trading cards in products later this year. You can see those, along with Milano’s other scorching sports cards, in the gallery that follows.

8 Comments leave one →
  1. Lee Patton permalink
    May 11, 2012 12:57 pm

    What will you come up with next?

  2. May 11, 2012 12:59 pm

    Tracy ~ I absolutely need the Lakers version!
    Jerry
    Jerry’s Rookie Shop
    Boise, Idaho

  3. David Aguero permalink
    May 11, 2012 1:13 pm

    I WANT One I don’t care which one. I just want one. I have had a crush on her since she was on Who’s the Boss. I would watch that show just for her. Then Followed her onto Charmed. I so Want one

  4. May 11, 2012 1:46 pm

    I pulled a redemption for her Pinnacle card. When are they shipping out?

    • Scott W. Prusha permalink*
      May 12, 2012 12:22 am

      Check the redemption report, I think they shipped out this week…

  5. May 12, 2012 4:11 am

    How can I get my hands on her….cards….hope my wife doesn’t read this…being a huge Giants fan and watching Who’s the Boss its nice to see her in upcoming card sets. Great looking cards as always!

  6. Kevin permalink
    July 23, 2012 7:56 pm

    Is there as special redemption card in the packs or can the #7 card I pulled be sent in for a redemption card signed by that beautiful dish?

  7. rico1961 permalink
    August 7, 2012 2:36 pm

    Seems like she gets better as she gets older.I want the whole set.

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