Russell Wilson Card in 2014 Bowman Baseball

Russell Wilson Card in 2014 Bowman Baseball

Get ready Seattle Seahawks (and Texas Rangers) fans, because 2014 Bowman Baseball features Russell Wilson.

The quarterback's rookie cards are among the hottest in the hobby. But his first cards actually came from the diamond. A former fourth round draft pick of the Colorado Rockies, Wilson found himself on the 2010 Bowman Draft checklist. The Rangers took Wilson in the Rule 5 draft in December. And while it's unlikely that he will ever play serious professional baseball again, it gave Topps a chance at offering a new card.

2014 Bowman Baseball Prospects Russell Wilson

The card maker made the announcement via Twitter back in January, several months before the set came out.

The card is a rare short print, which further fueled buzz (and prices).

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Ryan is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff.His collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection.

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