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Biogenesis Baseball Cards?

In his "Big League Stew" blog on Yahoo! Sports, Mike Oz, playfully mentions a set of 19 baseball cards featuring the central players in the Biogenesis PED scandal.

Included in the rogue's gallery of images are cards depicting Jewish Major Leaguer and now-disgraced former MVP Ryan Braun and MLB Commissioner Bud Selig.

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Ryan Braun and Bud Selig Biogeneis "cards." Photos courtesy of Yahoo.com "Big League Stew."

Oz writes: "You may not be able to find them in stores because we're hearing they could be banned too."

No such card set exists, unfortunately, according to a tweet from Oz in reply to a Twitter query from JewishSportsCollectibles.com.

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Disappointed as I might be (the images of the "cards" look pretty cool!), I'm keeping my eyes peeled!

I think they Yahoo Biogenesis cards are an interesting, if slightly unfair, commemoration of this shameful chapter in baseball history.

Ryan Braun Biogenesis ACCO card
Ryan Braun Biogenesis ACCO card. Photo courtesy of eBay.com

The Yahoo "cards" are not the only collectible available to Jewish baseball enthusiasts, if this type of thing is something you'd want among your memorabilia and card collection.

A quick search of eBay found an ACEO art card of Braun, stamped "GUILTY" across the front.

The back includes statistics that says: "Also cheated."

What do you think of the cards? Fair play, or foul ball?

Let JewishSportsCollectibles.com know by commenting below.


Ryan Braun Public Signing

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Ryan Braun 2012 Topps Triple Threads Hebrew Hammer card. Photo courtesy of BlowOutCards.com.
Legends of the Field, a Wisconsin-based sports card shop and memorabilia dealer, is scheduled to host a public signing with Jewish Major Leaguer Ryan Braun on Saturday, June 8, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in Mequon, WI.

The event is Braun's first public signing in five years, according to the company's web site (read about some of Braun's previous private signings here).

Collectors can purchase a variety of baseballs, bats, helmets, photos and artwork for signature. Jewish baseball collectors can also submit their own items to be autographed.

Collectors unable to attend the event in person can send in items to be signed, but memorabilia must be delivered to Legends of the Field by no later than Thursday, June 6.

Autographs on baseballs and flat items, less than 16"X20" cost $149.99. Signatures on premium items, including bats, helmets, jerseys, etc., cost $179.99. Inscriptions cost $79.99 each.

Additional information about the signing and items available for purchase is available on Legends of the Field's site, or by calling Legends of the Field at (262) 367-1300. 

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Topps 2013 Opening Day cards. Photo courtesy of Topps.com.

Braun is featured on the packaging for Topps' 2013 Opening Day card products, and Jewish baseball collectors have access to thousands of Braun cards. These include minor and major league cards of all form and fashions, with dozens of limited edition, autograph and memorabilia card varieties (Beckett.com shows 2,700+ different cards for Braun).

Among Braun's cards area 2012 Topps Triple Threads autographed memorabilia card bearing Braun's "Hebrew Hammer" nickname (pictured above).

There are thousands of other Braun cards and collectibles listed on eBay, and available for direct purchase in the Beckett.com MarketplaceAmazon.com, the MLB.com Shop and MLB Photo Store.

These include cards; bobble heads and figurines; photos; jerseys; bats; tickets associated with notable games; programs, yearbooks and other ephemera.

Jewish Baseball Players artwork
Jewish Baseball Players artwork. Photo courtesy of JewishBaseballPlayer.com.
Braun is also featured in the Jewish Baseball Players limited edition lithograph by sports artist Ron Lewis and promoter Greg Harris.

The Brewers star is also the subject of several Sports Illustrated covers, as detailed in this JewishSportsCollectibles.com posting. Collectors can purchase back issues of SI from Amazon.com or eBay, and can buy reprinted from SportsIllustrated.com.

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What Braun memorabilia should JewishSportsCollectibles.com readers know about? What Ryan Braun memorabilia do you have in your Jewish baseball collection?

Do you plan to attend or buy anything from the upcoming Braun signing?

Let JSC.com by commenting below.