Keith Olbermann

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Keith Olbermann is a sportscaster, former host of "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" on MSNBC, current host of Olbermann on ESPN2.

A well known collector of pre-war and early Topps & Bowman baseball cards, Olbermann has held various positions in The Hobby over the years -- most recently as an unpaid consultant for Topps. While still affiliated with Topps, he created some controversy when he purchased a professionally graded "Gem Mint" copy (BGS 9.5) of Alex Gordon's rare 2006 Topps card for $7500.<ref>http://www.beckett.com/estore/news/?eskin=subBB&a=7217&s=2</ref>

In the mid-70s, while still in high school, he edited the entire 630-card 1976 SSPC set. He also worked as a free-lance photographer for Donruss in the early 80s. In fact, his right leg appears in the background of Ken Landreaux's 1981 Topps card (#219). He has been published in Beckett Baseball, SCD, and other Hobby publications and was the keynote speaker at the 1984 National Sports Collectors Convention.

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