Saturday, March 28, 2009
The Bernie Madoff baseball card
I'll continue the baseball theme from yesterday with news that the Topps Company - in addition to releasing their usual selection of baseball cards this Spring - will also issue trading cards featuring the 'world's biggest hoaxes, hoodwinks and bamboozles'. And yes, that includes a card dedicated to Bernie Madoff. Among the other do-badders in the subset are Charles Ponzi, The Runaway Bride, and Enron.
"These cards feature 20 perpetrators of some of the most notorious pranks, dubious claims, and outright frauds of the last 2 centuries," says Topps. That means, my friends, that you could potentially open a pack of these cards and find Madoff right alongside notable sluggers like Alex Rodriguez or Albert Pujols. The cards will sell for $3 a pack at mass retailers (including Target) and the odds of finding a Madoff will be one in 12 packs on average.