Presidential Candidates–Even Losers–Get Upper Deck Cards

Thanks for playing, Herman Cain.  We have a lovely parting gift for you, Michele Bachman.  It was fun while it lasted, Rick Perry.  At least you’ve got something tangible to remember the race by:  Your own presidential candidate trading card, courtesy of Upper Deck.

The company will release its World of Sports issue on February 21, and randomly inserted into packs are insert cards from the “World of Politics” featuring well-known names like Barack Obama, Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Rick Santorum and more. There will be nine subjects featured in the set and these rare cards are slated to fall one in every 40 hobby packs. Additionally, Upper Deck says it will be producing a super-rare variation of each.  Short prints for the short timers, it would seem.

“We work hard to provide topical content in our new trading card releases,” said Jason Masherah, Upper Deck’s vice president of Marketing and Business Development. “With so much attention around the 2012 election, we thought it was only fitting to produce a set of cards that would help pay tribute to all the highs and lows of this presidential race by capturing the top candidates on cardboard.”

Republican presidential candidates have not been pulling any punches in recent debates and as more states hold primaries, it will be interesting to see who will win the Republican Party nomination. For the Democratic Party their support is clearly on the side of incumbent, President Obama.

It’s not the first time Mr. Obama has been featured on an Upper Deck card. The trading card giant released a caricature “Presidential Victor” promotional card of the hoops-loving prez after he won the election in 2008.  World of Sports has been around for a couple of years.  Click here what they’re going for on eBay.