Earlier in the week Topps had a little fun with one presidential candidate, putting Rudy Giuliani smack dab in the middle of the World Series celebration of his hated Red Sox. But not to be outdone, Upper Deck has come out with a set of Presidential Predictors cards, interspersed between its regular baseball cards. You’ll see Barack Obama playing White Sox outfielder Jermaine Dye winning the 2005 World Series MVP and John McCain as Ted Williams. But you won’t find any of Hillary Clinton.
Well, you would have, and her exclusion isn't due to Clinton-fatigue either. Clinton was cast as Morganna the “Kissing Bandit,” as "Like Clinton, she saw something she liked and went after it." But after some smart thinking, Upper Deck attempted to pull as many Clinton cards from the release as possible. Perhaps because of this description?
"Hillary Rodham Clinton and Morganna Roberts, baseball's infamous 'Kissing Bandit,' share a similar life strategy: go after what you want and get it!" the card reads. But unlike Roberts, who would dash onto ballfields and kiss players during games, it credits Clinton for generating headlines with "her reforms, initiatives and current bid for the 2008 Democratic Presidential nomination."But they couldn’t pull them all. At least one made it into the world, and is now being sold on eBay Just take a look at that card. The first thing that comes to mind is that I don't think I've ever thought of Hillary in that way before. But the election thus far has been a celebration of change and the breaking down of barriers. Yet we all know that sports is a boys club, and old habits die hard. This card doesn't break down anything.
Upper Deck promises an updated Hillary Clinton card come May, when the company issues its update of this year’s set. You can buy this less-PC one while you can on eBay...for a scant $1.04.