Gotta collect all the American Idol trading cards!

by Jason Hughes, posted Mar 19th 2009 11:25AM
American Idol Trading Cards"I'll trade you my extra Brian Dunkelman cards for your EJay Day. I'm so close to completing my Season One run and I've got like a hundred of these damned Dunkelmans." -- me, April 22, 2009

The American Idol empire hasn't quite expanded its reach enough so it's going to go into the once vast but now slightly less impressive trading card market. That's right, American Idol trading cards are coming your way starting April 21, 2009. The set promises "chase cards" like autographed cards by past Idols as well as face time for rejected favorites like William Hung and even this season's Nick (Norman Gentle) Mitchell.

In the show's eight seasons, we've had six Top 12s, one Top 10 and this year's Top 13, meaning it'll take 95 cards just to spotlight each finalist at least once. Give one to each of the four judges and Ryan and you're down to 38 cards up for grabs in the 138-card set. I wonder if we'll get any of the quirky side shows like Crying-Girl, Super-Clay-Aiken-Fan or David-Hasselhof-Fanatic? Maybe a bonus set of Simon's weird faces and inadvertently rude gestures.

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I want an actual piece of the American Idol sign, or perhaps Idol worn clothing... why not... they do it with Baseball bats & Jerseys.

The only bad thing is I would get stuck with a rare 2"x2" clipping of Mandeesa's panties or something like that.

March 19 2009 at 2:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

"I have a limited edition holofoil rare Sanjaya!"

March 19 2009 at 12:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Clay Aiken?????? Ebay Gold!!!

March 19 2009 at 11:42 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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