Allen & Ginter Set to Include Madoff Card

When it comes to Bernie Madoff, one of the last things I would have associated him with is baseball cards. Unless, of course, he managed to steal those, too and sell them for his own gain.

But then comes this subject line in my e-mail: “Topps Issues a Trading Card of the Swindler as Part of the New 2009 Topps Allen & Ginter Product Out in June”

AllenGinterMadoff.jpgI get the whole social scene inclusion in Allen & Ginter but the only thing I want to do with a Madoff card is burn it.
The Madoff card will be a part of Topps’ Allen & Ginter inserts of cards that feature the “world’s biggest hoaxes, hoodwinks and bamboozles,” including disgraced ponzi schemer Madoff. The cards feature 20 perpetrators of some of the most notorious pranks, dubious claims and outright frauds of the last two centuries. Other notables in the set will include: Charles Ponzi, Enron, D.B. Cooper and The Run Away Bride, found in 1:12 packs.
According to the release, Topps originally developed the idea of “world’s biggest hoaxes, hoodwinks and bamboozles,” inserts earlier this year prior to the Madoff scandal.

And I suppose he’s the icing on that cake.

2009 Topps Allen & Ginter includes a 350-card set featuring Major League Baseball players and champions from other sports. Along with the “Hoaxes, Hoodwinks and Bamboozles” insert set, collectors can also find subsets featuring “Creatures of Legend, Myth and Terror” and “National Heroes” from around the world.
So who do you want in your first pack of Allen & Ginter – Madoff or David Ortiz?

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