2010 Winter Olympic Athletes With Sports Trading Cards

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With the 2010 Winter Olympics just days away we take a look at some athletes that have cards and collectibles. Shaun White, Lindsey Vonn and Apollo Ono (who lacks any real collectible) will be NBC’s ‘darlings’ so expect them to see quite a bit of face time. Don’t expect any of these athletes to become the next Michael Phelps, but for 2 weeks they will be the face of athletics. You can find some of the collectibles below on eBay.
Shaun White – Snowboarder 2003 Shaun White SI For Kids RC Card
2003 Sports Illustrated for Kids #278 Shaun White Snowboarding
2007 Sports Illustrated for Kids #209 Shaun White Skateboarder
Shaun White has the potential to be the biggest star for NBC during the 2010 Winter Olympics. Expect the network to devote a good portion of prime-time coverage to Shaun White as his wild hair, colorful personality and major sponsorships make him one of the most recognizable athletes at this years Winter Olympics. We doubt his cards could go up as much as the Michael Phelps 2004 SI For Kids Card did on eBay but anything is possible.
Bode Miller – Alpine Skiing Bode Miller Sportkings Autograph Card
2004 Studio Fans of the Game #218 Bode Miller
2008 Sportkings #81 Bode Miller
Bode Miller has competed in several Olympic Games and has had some success. He is probably best known for a 60 Minuets Interview where he admitted to skiing while being drunk. An interesting character that is already known by most of the public. He has numerous Sportskings cards including several Autograph Versions.
Lindsey Vonn – Alpine Skiing Lindsey Vonn February 2010 Sports Illustrated
Lindsey Vonn February 2010 Sports Illustrated Magazine
Although not an actual card (I could not find any) this could be one of her best collectibles. Lindsey Vonn might end up being the most promoted athlete during the 2010 NBC Olympic coverage on TV so her popularity should rise over the next few weeks. She also appears in the 2010 Sports Illustraded Swimsuit Issue.
2010 USA Hockey Team
Tim Thomas Ryan Miller Paul Martin
Ryan Suter Brooks Orpik Ryan Malone
Paul Stastny Zach Parise Jamie Langenbrunner
Bobby Ryan Joe Pavelski Mike Komisarek
Brian Rafalski Jonathan Quick Paul Kessel
Jack Johnson Patrick Kane Ryan Kesler
Erik Johnson Chris Drury Ryan Callahan
David Backes Dustin Brown

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