Joey Chestnut will never hit a ball out of a big league ballpark, but being on his own baseball card–and autographing them for money–is close enough.
His name sounds like he could be one of only two things.
An athlete or an entertainer.
Depending on your perspective, he may be both.
But he has a unique talent that has gotten him on television worldwide, and opened up some doors of opportunity he couldn’t have imagined a few years ago.
Yes, the king of hot dog eating is one of the unique featured subjects in Topps’ upcoming Allen & Ginter baseball card series.
He also signed a bunch of his cards for insertion in packs which is a pretty nice deal considering the Times-Herald in his hometown in Vallejo, California says he’s from a sports memorabilia upbringing.
"I know it’s weird," Chestnut shrugged. "But my whole life is weird."