As I write this, we're about an hour away from seeing Barack Obama sworn in as the 44th President of the United States. Normally, that would be a topic very much outside the scope of this blog and this site.
The card pictured here is from Topps' commemorative trading card series devoted to Obama, and pictures him from his days on the Punahou High School basketball team. Followers of Obama's campaign probably know that he still enjoys a game of hoops when time permits, while basketball collectors may recognize the card design from the 1978-79 Topps Basketball set.
Inserted at a rate of 1:192 packs, the secondary market is probably the way to go to pick up one of these cards. But unless you have masochistic tendencies, you may want to wait a bit until the glow surrounding Obama's inauguration dies down.
Image courtesy of and copyright Topps.