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George W. Bush becomes 1st ever living US President to sign baseball cards.

Washington, July 14 (ANI): Former US President George W. Bush's official signature will soon be seen on a baseball card.

The Topps Company Inc. has announced that its 2011 Topps Allen and Ginter product will include 200 limited edition autographed cards of Bush.

It's the first time in history that a former US President has provided an official signature to a baseball card.

"Our 2011 Allen and Ginter product will continue Topps' historic tradition of chronicling heroes both on and off the playing field," Fox News quoted Topps VP, Mark Sapir, as saying in a statement.

"We're thrilled to announce that this year's set will include limited edition autographs of our country's 43rd President, George W. Bush - marking the first time ever that a living President has made their autographs available in a trading card product," added Sapir.

The limited edition autograph cards will feature an image of Bush throwing out the first pitch at Game 3 of the 2001 World Series at Yankee Stadium, just weeks after the 9/11 suicide bombings of the World Trade Center.

Also included are 10 special cards signed in red ink, some with inscriptions next to the former president's autograph, including "#43" and "U.S.A." (ANI)

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