Topps Allen & Ginter has always offered a unique and diverse autograph so it comes as no surprise that the 2012 release will have some intriguing names.
In the would of other sports there is Golfing great Arnold Palmer, Roger Federer in Tennis, the return of Michael Phelps in Swimming, Coaches Bobby Knight and Ara Parseghian, Richard Petty and Al Unser, Sr. in racing and in Basketball, Harlem Globetrotter legends Meadowlark Lemon and Curly Neal.
There are also non-sport autos like the first African American in Space, Guy Bluford, Broadcasters Erin Andrews and the rock of The NFL Today on CBS, James Brown, and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Cover Model Kate Upton.
In addition to these Non-Baseball autographs, Topps announce two additions to the Baseball Autograph checklist, Yu Darvish (pictured above) and Yoenis Cespedes.
Here is a complete list of this year’s notable Non-Baseball Autographs.
Erin Andrews - ESPN Sports Analyst
Jerry Bailey - Jockey
Guy Bluford - First African American in Space
Keegan Bradley - Golfer, 2011 PGA Championship Winner
James Brown - Pro Football Analyst
Michael Buffer - Boxing Ring Announcer
Swin Cash - Champion Women's Basketball Forward
Don Denkinger - Baseball Umpire
Annie Duke - Champion Poker Player
Fatal1ty - Gaming Champion
Roger Federer - Men's Tennis Champion
Rulon Gardner - Greco-Roman Wrestling Champion
Greg Gumbel - Broadcaster
Hank Haney - Legendary Golf Instructor
Kirk Herbstreit - College Football Analyst
Marty Hogan - Racquetball Champion
Bob Hurley Sr - High School Basketball Coach
Jackie Joyner-Kersee - Track & Field Champion
Bela Karolyi - Legendary Gymnastics Coach
Bob Knight - Legendary College Basketball Coach
Lefty Kreh - Fly Fishing Champion
Meadowlark Lemon - Harlem Globetrotters
Ewa Mataya - Billiards Player
John McEnroe - Men's Tennis Champion
Colin Montgomerie - Golfer
Curly Neal - Harlem Globetrotters
Arnold Palmer - Golfer
Ara Parseghian - Notre Dame Head Coach - '66,'73 Nat'l Championships
Richard Petty - Auto Racing Champion
Phil Pfister - Winner, World's Strongest Man Competition
Michael Phelps - Swimming Champion
Al Unser, Sr - Auto Racing Champion
Kate Upton - ROY, 2011 SI Swimsuit Issue
Dale Webster - Surfer (Daily for 35 Straight Years)