Decision 2016 trading cards have look of landmark release

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Politicians have appeared on cardboard since the earliest years of trading cards — you know, in packs of cigarettes back in the 1800s — and they’ve appeared in countless non-sports, war and even sports sets of the last 30-plus years as collecting emerged upon the national psyche and flourished as part of the pop culture landscape.

GinterN51But the new Decision 2016 trading cards arriving this week include something that we haven’t yet seen in a political release — the chance at autographs and more advanced “hit” cards along with a healthy amount of traditional cardboard.

In the midst of one of the most-tumultous political seasons in years, this is a product that offers a promising start for a perhaps-expanding trading card genre of its own — and the potential for something more.

It already appears to be a landmark release, but don’t just take Buzz’s word for it.

ABC-Rick-Klein“The idea of a set that captures that drama of an election – that is compelling,” said Rick Klein, who is ABC News’ Political Director and also a long-time baseball card collector. “I feel like it’s something that could start as a novelty project but catch on. You’d be surprised by how many political junkies are also collectors. People love pins, hats, signs. I’ve seen autograph-seekers at obscure conferences for senators most people could never name.”

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Decision 2016 trading cards coming soon — but checklist is here now

01LG Inscrip_FRWe’re still a couple weeks away from the arrival of Decision 2016 trading cards — a set for the fans of politics — but there’s one thing that’s arrived to offer some clarity during this tumultuous season.

The final checklist.

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First Buzz: Decision 2016 trading cards

Leaf-Decision-2016-8What: Decision 2016 trading cards
Arrives: March
logoBox basics: No per-box details released — but six cards per pack, 24 packs per box, 12 boxes per case.

What’s buzz-worthy: The drama of the presidential race gets its first full cardboard documentation here with Decision 2016, which is being distributed by Leaf Trading Cards.

Keep reading for more and a gallery of images from the product.

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