Political Players Are in the Cards

Politicians collect supporters like some people collect baseball cards. Now the tables are being turned.

By SHARE

Politicians collect supporters like some people collect baseball cards. Now the tables are being turned. The Upper Deck baseball card company unveils special-edition insert cards this week that feature caricature parodies of the White House contenders and hot election-year issues. Illustrating the healthcare debate, one card shows Hillary Clinton in a tense standoff with John McCain a la New York Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens and New York Mets catcher Mike Piazza during the 2000 World Series. The Iraq card shows Obama, a base runner, and John McCain, a catcher, in a donnybrook. "We have both sides of the coin: Barack versus McCain and Hillary versus McCain," says Terry Melia of Upper Deck. "We have covered the bases, so to speak."