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Card companies get creative

Originally Published: March 19, 2010
By Chris Olds | Special to Page 2

In the past few years, Topps has inserted a few surprises in its baseball card sets just to see whether collectors would notice -- and to get a few non-collectors to take notice, too, and pick up a pack or two.

In 2007, it was a Derek Jeter card with Mickey Mantle digitally placed in the dugout and George W. Bush in the stands. In 2008, it was Yankees fan Rudy Giuliani celebrating in the Red Sox's World Series dogpile, a no-hitter highlight card for Johan Santana (a no-no that never ...

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