Russell Wilson is one win away from leading the Seattle Seahawks to their first Super Bowl victory in franchise history. He could potentially follow that up with an appearance at Texas Rangers’ Spring Training after the club selected Wilson in baseball’s Rule 5 Draft in December. Odds are Wilson never plays an inning in Arlington, but even so he’ll have his own Topps card released in April.
Here’s Topps VP Clay Luraschi explaining why Wilson, a fringe baseball prospect who hit .229 in Class A two years ago, gets immortalized in trading card form:
“Will he ever play for the Rangers? We don’t know. But we thought we’d make a card to let people know what it would look like if he did.”
Let’s hope when (and if) Wilson ever dons a Rangers uniform it looks a smidge better than this photo-shopped version. It’s a shame Topps didn’t dust off the “Future Stars” graphic like it did for Bo Jackson, another two sport star, back in its classic 1987 set.