Madoff Makes It Big-Time: Topps Co. To Feature Imprisoned Schemer In Special Series Of ‘Hoodwinks’ Trading Cards

Bernard Madoff

Bernard Madoff. (This is not from the Topps' series.)

At one point in his career, Bernard Madoff largely was unknown outside of financial circles. His infamous Ponzi scheme changed all of that, but Madoff’s infamy may soar to new heights in June, with the release of a series of trading cards from Topps Co. Inc. of New York.

Charles Ponzi  — the namesake of the Ponzi scheme — will accompany Madoff in the series.

Topps has a history of following the popular culture.

Beginning in June, its Allen & Ginter brand will include an insert that features the “world’s biggest hoaxes, hoodwinks and bamboozles,” the company said.

All in all, the series will feature “20 perpetrators of some of the most notorious pranks, dubious claims, and outright frauds of the last two centuries,”  Topps said.

Enron, D.B. Cooper and The Run Away Bride also will be featured. The cards will be found in one out of every 12 packs, the company said.

“Topps has a long and detailed history of chronicling pop culture through trading cards. From President Kennedy and Man on the Moon cards to Jesse James and Jack the Ripper, newsworthy events have been captured through Topps’ trading cards since 1950,” the company said.

The company had the idea for its “world’s biggest hoaxes, hoodwinks and bamboozles” series before the Madoff scandal, Topps said.

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3 Responses to “Madoff Makes It Big-Time: Topps Co. To Feature Imprisoned Schemer In Special Series Of ‘Hoodwinks’ Trading Cards”

  1. I bet Robert L Guenther and his Friend Andy Bowdoin will not make the list. I am sure that Robert, Marie and the other personalities that accompany Boobie Bob in his many schemes are going to be heartbroken and will probably get one of his many Lawyers to sue them over this oversight.

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  2. C’mon Jack, Andy didn’t bamboozle anyone! He was an astute business man! A visionary with God on his side. Just ask Pont and McIntyre!

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  3. Certainly Gunther and Friedman deserve consideration in this ‘Hoodwink” series….Friedman is now attempting to ‘Hoodwink” the small investors in the Stanford Scam……now that was only an 8 billion dollar scam, small in comparison to Bernie’s 65 Billion dollar scam, but for someone having their money in a Stanford Institution and now having it frozen, it is just as devastating…

    But Fear NOT, look around the Stanford hearings and you will find two bottom feeding attorneys ready and willing to help you in your plight….Friedman and Feiger…..we are not sure what they can do from a legal standpoint, but you can retain them for a small fee while they try and figure that out…..it will give you peace and comfort at least…..and perhaps another $100K to help out the F&F law firm…

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