Upper Deck Spotlights Political Races in New Trading Card Set

Upper Deck will be releasing the company’s World of Sports trading card product on Feb. 21, and randomly inserted into packs are insert cards from the “World of Politics” set featuring President Barack Obama, Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Rick Santorum and more. There will be nine subjects featured in the set, and these 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 company released a caricature “Presidential Victor” promotional card of Obama after he won the election in 2008.

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