2009 Executive Trading Politicians Box Break & Review

Executive Trading is one of the newest card manufacturers to enter The Hobby.  They focus strictly on political trading cards, and contain images of people who work for the Executive, Judicial, and Legislative branches of government.  They were nice enough to send over a box for me to break and review.

Design: Photobucket

The first thing that I noticed when I opened my box was the size of the packs.  These packs are slightly small when you compare them to the basic pack that we’re all familiar with.  The cards themselves are about the size of a credit card and are designed to look like currency.  On the reverse side of each card they provide you with more information about that specific person.  You can easily read all the information, and the brownish tint that covers each card makes it look like an old document which I think looks good.

Price: Photobucket

This is one of the few companies that allow you to purchase hobby boxes directly off their website.  Each box costs $90.00 from Executive Trading, but you might be able to find one on eBay for a little less.  A lot of educational institutions will purchase products like this for their classrooms.

Hit Quality: Photobucket

One thing most collectors will notice right off the back is that this product doesn’t contain any relics and/or autographs.  That is something I’d like to see randomly inserted throughout some of their future boxes.  There are rare cards for you to look for such as: Obama (Gold), Obama, Hillary Clinton, John Roberts, Nancy Pelosi, Ron Paul, John McCain, and Edward Kennedy.  The rare cards can be redeemed for cash via the Executive Trading site.  Probably the biggest hit would be the Barack Obama 22k Gold Series insert which you can find randomly in packs.  Each pack also comes with a Lucky code card which you can go on their website and enter the code to see if you have won one of the 21 Obama 22k Golds.  You can also look for White House cards Michelle Obama, Bo, Air Force One, and Marine One.

Overall: Photobucket

Overall I give this product 3 American flags out of 5 (1=poor & 5=perfect).  I would like to see some relics and/or autographs in the future.  Maybe Executive Trading could create a product with various business people in the upcoming years.  Who wouldn’t want to pull a rookie card of Bill Gates or Steve Jobs?  This product would fit well in a school environment, and maybe even help turn kids back on to collecting.

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