President Barack Obama, only 1 year into his presidency, already has a whopping 403 trading cards bearing his likeness, according to Beckett.com. By comparison, JFK, who is widely regarded as one of America's greatest modern Presidents only has 164 cards bearing his. Our first President, George Washington, has only 42, and Abraham Lincoln, 106.
Does anyone else find it absolutely disgusting that 3 of our greatest and most popular Presidents of all time COMBINED still find themselves on 101 LESS total cards than a guy who has only been in office for a year?
Barack Obama has more cards out there than Adam Jones, who has been a professional baseball player now for 4-5 years! Jones falls 58 cards shy of the Prez, with 345 total cards.
THIS news story inspired me to research the topic this morning. I just have one question America...
WHAT THE FUUUUUUUUUUU IS GOING ON HERE?
We don't have JUST a President, we have a celebrity, and personally I find it disgusting. Thank you modern media for further warping our perceptions of what a leader is and what a leader should be.
EDIT: To all those who are claiming the reason for this is that the other Presidents have long since passed on....
George W. Bush: 36 cards Bill Clinton: 39 cards
Those guys both held the office of the President for 8 years. Riddle me that....
EDIT EDIT: This is NOT a political post. I voted for Obama, and still feel he is the best man for the job. It is however, a reflection of how warped our media has become, and how the card companies just seem to be following right along. Enough is enough.
Devout Baltimore sports fan, and baseball card collector. Currently collecting Nick Markakis, Adam Jones, Orioles Hall of Famers, and all other Orioles cards. I like to trade, so you know, hit me up if you're interested.
Wanna trade with me and not sure who/what I collect? Here's a handy-dandy list for you to reference.
1. Nick Markakis 2. Adam Jones 3. Cards of dudes with sweet beards 4. Frank Robinson 5. Brooks Robinson 6. Eddie Murray 7. Nolan Reimold 8. Cal Ripken 9. Jim Palmer 10. Buffalo Bill Cody 11. Burke Kenny 12. 2004 Leaf Slideshow inserts 13. All other Orioles card 14. Vintage Vintage Vintage (especially 1950's & earlier) 15. Various sets (see want list section) 16. Brian Roberts 17. Joe Flacco 18. Ray Rice 19. Ed Reed 20. Dwayne Bowe