Is this the first Twitter-related trading card?

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We’ve busted the first boxes of the new TRISTAR TNA iMPACT! wrestling cards and discovered what has to be the first card featuring a new cultural phenomenon.


You know, the text-messaging system that lets people update others on their lives in real time, all the time.

TNA wrestler Mick Foley and announcer Jeremy Borash have a bond of sorts — Twitter. Borash likes to update the masses via his Twitter account and Foley, well, he’s known for having a sock puppet, barbed-wire baseball bats and for missing an ear. (Among other things. Foley is The Man — Editor.)

Card No. 99 in the new set is above, featuring the Tweet and Tweak Connection artwork from a recent TNA promo involving the two.

We’re betting it could be of interest on some certain site …



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Chris Olds has collected sports cards and memorabilia since 1987. Before coming to Beckett Media, he wrote about the hobby for the Orlando Sentinel on his blog, SportsStuff, and for the San Antonio Express-News and The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News. Do you have a comment, question or idea? Send e-mail to him at

One Comment

  1. Posted August 27, 2009 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

    Love The Idea

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