The hobby has a fine feathered friend in The Famous San Diego Chicken whose baseball cards in 2016 Donruss have ushered in a new era of Hall of Famer mascot memorabilia cards while also looking back at his Rookie Card and other cards from Donruss decades ago.
This past weekend, The Chicken signed autographs for fans in San Diego and Panini America was there to provide the photos and document it all in the video below.
There’s a surprise to be found in some packs of 2016 Donruss that officially arrives Wednesday as cards of Ted Giannoulas — aka The Famous San Diego Chicken — can be found inside.
Card No. 151 in the set is not a veteran, Hall of Famer or rookie — it’s a card of the world-famous and Hall of Famer mascot.
But more important than that card and all of its parallels? There are memorabilia cards and autographed memorabilia cards of the legendary mascot to be found as part of the product’s overall nod back to 1982 — the year of the Chicken’s “Rookie Card.”