Yesterday, President Obama tweeted out some news about his Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland and he included a mocked up trading card to get his message across. Here's the tweet the President sent out:
The back story here in case you forgot. After Justice Antonin Scalia died in February, President Obama nominated Merrick Garland to fill his seat but the Senate has not held hearings on the vacancy saying that it was too close to the next Presidential election to let the nominee through. It has been controversial to say the least and President Obama has been trying to pressure the Senate to do anything on the matter.
Here's the front and back of the card which borrows heavily from the 1965 Topps set with the waving pennant in the lower left hand corner. The back is original with some of Garland's statistics on the bench from 19 years of service to his previous vote total when he was appointed to the D.C. Circuit Court.
As a huge political card collectors, I was certainly excited to see an honest to goodness trading card used in politics.