As the 2012 Presidential Race Heats Up, Upper Deck Gets Political with Trading Cards of Top Candidates
Leading U.S. presidential candidates will be featured in Upper Deck’s “World of Politics” insert set releasing later this month!
Carlsbad, CA, Thursday February 02, 2012
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, Barack Obama. And what we can expect to see over the next few months as these candidates race to the White House is a lot of fireworks and now thanks to Upper Deck; trading cards.
Upper Deck will be releasing the company’s World of Sports trading card product on February 21, 2012 and randomly inserted into packs are insert cards from the “World of Politics” set featuring well-known politicians 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 will be producing a super-rare variation of these cards that will have collectors hungry to find more.
“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.”
This will not mark the first time that Barack Obama has been featured on an Upper Deck card. The trading card giant released a caricature “Presidential Victor” promotional card of Obama after he won the election in 2008. Will Obama be celebrating again in November by defeating this top line of Republican talent? Only time will tell.
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