Topps has issued a Jobu baseball card, the first official Jobu baseball card, mind you, as part of a spin-off set honoring the 25th anniversary of the film "Major League." As The Stew told you in January, Topps created special insert cards of "Major League" players Jake Taylor, Roger Dorn, Eddie Harris and Rick "Wild Thing" Vaughn as part of its 2014 Topps Archive set. That hit stores last week.
While that set includes limited-edition cards autographed by the actors, it doesn't have a Jobu. A newly released "Major League" jumbo set does, taking the cards from the Topps Archive set, blowing them up to a larger size, adding a Jobu insert and making childhood dreams come true in the process.
Jobu, of course, is the voodoo doll used in the film by slugger Pedro Cerrano to help him hit curveballs. Jobu became as beloved as the "Major League" players, but he's never been immortalized in collectable form until this year.
As Chris Olds at Beckett tells us, collectors and "Major League" enthusiasts can buy the Jobu card and the special jumbo set at Topps.com. These aren't the size of traditional baseball cards, rather they're five-inch by seven-inch prints.
They come in a larger wax pack, specially designed to include the "Major League" logo and they sell for $12.99 each. This jumbo "Major League" set is only available for a limited time, so be warned and act quick. It beats hunting through Topps Archive packs for those "Major League" inserts. (Sidenote: Some of the autographed cards are selling for $50-$100 on eBay.)
A framed Jobu baseball card might pair well with the Jobu bobblehead the Lake County Captains are giving away on Aug. 1. Now, if we've got you hopped up on "Major League" nostalgia, go read about The Stew's quest to find the real Jobu doll as "Major League" turned 25. Spoiler alert: We found him.
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