Novelties

It Can't Top a Honus Wagner

At first glance, they may look like the heroes featured in traditional baseball cards, but the 36 hardball players immortalized in the Savings & Loan Scandal Trading Cards are best known not for their hits or their runs but for their headline-grabbing errors. Presidential favorite son Neil Bush, political puppet master Charles Keating and junk-bond giant Michael Milken are among the reluctant celebrities honored in the latest offering from California's Eclipse Enterprises, whose previous politically risque parodies also feature palm-size portraits of front-page phenoms -- such as Neil Bush's dad in Iran-Contra Scandal Trading Cards.

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