Topps Needs Nominations
"The latest in the mainstreaming of financial fail: Topps is including a “World’s Biggest Hoaxes, Hoodwinks and Bamboozles” series in its 2009 Allen & Ginter’s cards: (link)
"Word has it Madoff has been demoted to a common, and will be tucked into roughly 1 out of every 12 packs (if children still collect baseball cards, I foresee a lot of small, confused faces). We anxiously await the full list of personalities included in this subset… and if there are no politicians or banksters on it, we will be sorely disappointed."
Two great quotes from that article:
From the company:
""Ironically, the economy takes a dive and all these characters start washing out, like Bernie Madoff. We thought, hey, if anyone should be in this set it should be him.""
From a collector:
"I was pretty appalled when I found out about the Bernie Madoff card too," that blogger wrote, "but they've had Jesse James and Jack the Ripper in previous sets so I guess Bernie is the designated scumbag criminal for this year's set."