JANUARY 31–When the first packs of the 2008 Topps baseball card set arrive in stores next week, kids everywhere will be confronted with the mysterious calculus of value:
How many Giulianis will get me an Obama?
Is a Huckabee worth two Pauls?
Who’ll take these 12 Kuciniches off my hands?
Along with stars like Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Howard, the new Topps set includes a dozen cards featuring presidential candidates (six Democrats and six Republicans).