Former New Mexico state treasurer Michael Montoya sold cards, then got into trouble taking kickbacks while in office. Where there's a story, somehow, some way, baseball cards always seem to be connected.
New Mexico has been abuzz with the stories of government officials on the take.
A few details of one card dealer turned office holder came out during testimony in the federal corruuption trial of former state auditor Robert Vigil.
The Albuquerque Business Journal reported Montoya said he had run unsuccessfully for Treasurer in 1990 and spent nearly three years selling baseball cards, which had soared in value.
Once in office in 1995, he accepted millions of dollars in kickbacks from government contracts.