Whether you support her politics or not, Hillary Clinton can make history on several fronts if she prevails in the 2016 presidential election. Card collectors can even get in on the election excitement with a variety of Hillary Clinton cards that are already out. Several of the top cards for Clinton are highlighted below.
One of the more accomplished female figures of the modern era, Hillary Clinton has worn many hats in her lifetime, including stints as a lawyer, First Lady, US Senator, US Secretary of State and now a two-time presidential candidate. Her cardboard options are not nearly as common, but collectors can still find several cards, with the majority coming in 2008. Given the focus by card companies in previous elections, it is safe to assume a new batch of Hillary Clinton cards are on the horizon for 2016.
Top Hillary Clinton Trading Cards
Found in 1992 Wild Card Decision 92, the earliest Hilary Clinton card may not include just her, but she is clearly the focus. Dubbed "The Hillary Factor," even during her husband's first presidential run, Hillary Clinton was already notable. Collectors can also find the popular Stripes parallels for the cards in the set.
While the card is not nearly as old as it appears, the actual image of Hillary Clinton is from her high school yearbook and is notable as one of the first Hillary Clinton cards. The oddball set includes an interesting mix of athletes, musicians, actors, entertainers, journalists and political figures with images from their teen years.
While a few came before her political career really took off, the bulk of the Hillary Clinton cards were released during her first run for president in 2008. Found as part of the Campaign 2008 insert, the "base" Hillary Clinton card was available in 2008 Topps Series 1 Baseball and featured the same design as the standard base cards in the product.
Continuing the election theme in 2008 Topps Series 2, multiple manufactured Letter Patches spell out "Clinton" with Chicago Cubs' letters in honor of Hillary Clinton's preferred MLB team. Although they are not event-worn letters, the limited nature has resulted in solid values for the cards.
Pitting Hillary Clinton against her main adversary among the Democrats, Barack Obama, the Historical Campaign Match-Ups insert set is found in in 2008 Series 2 along with cards for each of the other presidential battles from US history.
A card the will take on added significance if Hillary Clinton can win the 2016 election, Bill and Hillary have already been the First Couple once and could make history if they can do it a second time. Available in 2008 Topps Update, the Clinton card is part of the 41-card set which pays homage to all the husband and wife combos that resided in the White House.
Easily the top option and the one that most straddles the PC-line, Hillary Clinton was featured on a variety of Presidential Predictor cards in 2008 Upper Deck Baseball. The caricatures were somewhat controversial, particularly the main card for Hilary Clinton. Clinton is shown as a parody of Morganna Roberts, the infamous "Kissing Bandit." Roberts was used as the inspiration because, as state on the back of the card, "like Clinton, she saw something she liked and went for it."
The card was apparently pulled from the product by Upper Deck before release, but several still made it out into the public. This rare short print saw sales as high as $2,000 soon after it came out, but now goes for a few hundred. Given the rarity and previous high prices, this is the card that could see the most collecting interest and value leading up to the election.
Clinton was also featured on several versions alongside John McCain and Barack Obama. There is a very limited version of the middle card below that flips the roles and has Obama holding up Clinton, celebrating her fictional Democratic nomination.
While it is much more refined in comparison to the Presidential Predictors, the Citizens of the Century insert for Hillary Clinton is somewhat confusing given that the 2000s were only nine years into the new century at the time. In addition to Clinton, the politics-heavy set in 2009 UD Goodwin Champions features other influential world figures from the 1900s and 2000s.
Part of a massive 2,500-card set, collectors can find five 2009 Upper Deck 20th Anniversary cards for Hillary Clinton that feature the same image but different captions on the front.
While Hillary Clinton has not officially signed cards in any product, collectors can still obtain her autograph with cut signature cards, but they are no easy pull. Leaf, Upper Deck and Topps have all released limited cards, with most numbered one-of-one. However, several are slightly more plentiful, including cards in 2008 Topps Series 2 (#/18) and 2009 Topps Sterling (#/10).