I love this story.
This Wall Street guy collects and invests in baseball cards. I didn't know this, but the baseball card companies also include famous people with "cut" signatures, not just baseball players. So one day he notices that Topps (a baseball card company) put out a Fidel Castro card. The Wall street guy was disgusted! How dare this company give Fidel this kind of publicity and credit. He knew he had to buy the card so it wouldn't circulate, and he did. But what to do with it? Inspired by the whole Rush Limbaugh/Harry Reid victory, he decided to deface the card and auction it on e-bay. He will give the proceeds to the anti-Castro, pro-freedom cause dedicated to human rights.
Here is the auction.
Here, in part, is his description of the card:
To more accurate reflect the true Castro legacy, the card has been altered so that it now includes numerous words and phrases pertaining to Fidel on both the front and back of the card. For example, phrases on the front of the card now include:
* mass murderer
* El Manbu concentration camp
* Free Presidential Medal of Freedom winner Oscar Biscet!
And, phrases on the back of the card now include:
* firing squads
* author of the Camilo-Cienfuegos forced labor plan
* violator of peaceful journalists' free-speech rights
* Remember Pedro Luis Boitel!
Also, all bidders must be aware that the corners of this card have been damaged by whacking each corner against a rather hard table several times (these damaged corners represent the damage to Cuba done by Fidel). In addition, all bidders must be aware that the sides of this card have several small cuts in them made with a knife (these cuts represent the torture -- and worse -- suffered by thousands of political prisoners during Fidel's regime).
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
I love this story.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 9:59 AM