Upper Deck to Release Presidential Trading Cards - Washington Whispers (Usnews.com)
The Republican nominating contest has been inescapable news for months, with an outrageous amount of nationally televised debates, millions of dollars worth of political super PAC ads and countless hours of town hall meetings.
This month, the GOP hopefuls will be popping up in an unusual place—in packs of Upper Deck sports trading cards.
Starting Feb. 21, Upper Deck will randomly include nine special cards in their “World of Sports” packs. The cards, called the “World of Politics” edition, feature President Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann, Ron Paul, Herman Cain, Sarah Palin, Rick Perry and a baseball-throwing Rick Santorum.
Curiously, Jon Huntsman, who hung around the nominating contests longer than Herman Cain and Michele Bachmann, was not included in the group. Sarah Palin never officially joined the fray, but Upper Deck decided to include her anyway.