Of Course There’s a Bernie Sanders Trading Card from the Presidential Inauguration Ceremony

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It may have been Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ day, but it was Bernie Sanders and his practical attire at the 59th Presidential Inauguration Ceremony that enchanted the internet. His winter jacket, mittens and general posture has spawned plenty of memes and light-hearted jokes. And now, it’s on a trading card.

Topps Now 2020 USA Election Bernie Sanders Card

It’s one of nine Topps Now 2020 USA Election cards highlighting the inauguration.

While President Biden and Vice President Harris combine for many of those cards, there are some notable appearances outside of politicians.

Twenty-two-year-old poet Amanda Gorman, who recited “The Hill We Climb,” is one of them.

Three musicians are also included: Garth Brooks, Jennifer Lopez and Lady Gaga. Brooks and Lopez were both on trading cards dating back to the early ’90s. But for Lady Gaga, unless one counts Garbage Pail Kids or Wacky Packages, it appears as though it’s her first appearance on a mainstream trading card.

The Topps Now 2020 Election cards are available for one week, through January 28, on the company’s website. Individual cards are $9.99 each or as a bundle of all nine for $54.99. Sellers also have them up on eBay, often at a discount because they’re buying singles in bulk. Several have cards, including the Sanders, for under $6.

 

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Ryan Cracknell

A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He's also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). Got a question, story idea or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @tradercracks.

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2 comments

  1. JDonovan 23 January, 2021 at 01:44

    I really don’t understand what the big deal is about a guy sitting in a chair. It’s not really funny at all. It’s just a man sitting outside in a chair in the cold. Has humor really fallen that far?

    • Ryan Cracknell 25 January, 2021 at 10:23

      @JDonovan – Is it that humor has fallen or different people find different things to be funny and on different levels? I ask myself this everyday with the things my kids laugh at but then reflect on my parents felt when I was growing up watching Diff’rent Strokes and Ren and Stimpy.

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