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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

2009 “Balloon Boy” hoax vehicle now available as Topps inserts

Pieces of the infamous flying saucer that starred in Colorado’s 2009 balloon boy hoax are now available for purchase.

Several months ago, Michael Fruitman, the current owner of the defunct balloon, struck a deal with New York City-based sports and entertainment card company Topps to use a segment of the Mylar saucer for individual trading cards. The card is included in the recently released 2012 Topps Baseball Allen & Ginter Relics Set.

Clay Luraschi, director of sports at Topps, said the Balloon Boy card was viewed as a good fit for the set, which commemorates not only sport champions but also popular events.

“From what we’ve seen thus far there has been a lot of interest in it,” he said. “It’s definitely unique and different and that’s kind of what the product is about.”

I have to tip my cap to Topps on this one.  Every time I think they’ve finally created the most pointless chase card possible, they keep finding new ways to prove me wrong.

Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: July 25, 2012 at 12:45 PM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: absurd, balloon boy, baseball cards, hoax, ridiculous, topps, wtf

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   1. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 25, 2012 at 01:52 PM (#4191992)
Wow, how current. I hope its listed on ebay next to Herman Cain for President bumper stickers and DVD copies of "Who Wants to Marry a Millionaire?"
   2. JJ1986 Posted: July 25, 2012 at 01:55 PM (#4191996)
Note to self: Do not buy Allen & Ginter packs.
   3. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: July 25, 2012 at 01:57 PM (#4192002)
Balloon Boy is still owed about 12 of his 15 minutes.

I shudder to think what the John Wayne Bobbitt promotion will be.
   4. John DiFool2 Posted: July 25, 2012 at 03:27 PM (#4192121)
And Balloon Boy blew up in my hand.
   5. SoSH U at work Posted: July 25, 2012 at 03:44 PM (#4192139)
And Balloon Boy blew up in my hand.


I warned you to stay off Sixth Avenue.

   6. Guapo Posted: July 25, 2012 at 03:55 PM (#4192151)
Sounds cool, but I'm not trading my Octomom placenta superfractor for one.
   7. Shooty would run in but these bone spurs hurt! Posted: July 25, 2012 at 04:00 PM (#4192157)
Sounds cool, but I'm not trading my Octomom placenta superfractor for one.

Not even for a piece of the Lewinsky spooge dress?
   8. vortex of dissipation Posted: July 25, 2012 at 04:07 PM (#4192164)
I'm glad the expedition to try to find Amelia Earhart's aircraft just returned without finding any wreckage. I just know where it would end up...
   9. lieiam Posted: July 26, 2012 at 12:05 AM (#4192433)
I have two comments.

#1: Kudos to John DiFool2. Robyn Hitchcock is pretty awesome.

#2: I don't get the point of putting stupid #### like this into baseball card packs... PATHETIC.
   10. DA Baracus Posted: July 26, 2012 at 12:16 AM (#4192436)
“From what we’ve seen thus far there has been a lot of interest in it


They surveyed three people: William Hung, the Star Wars Kid and Nicole Ritchie.

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