With less than three weeks until the United States presidential election of 2008, the political scene is bigger than baseball as the candidates make their last-minute scramble toward the home stretch. It has been a long race to the White House, from the early primary campaigns where Arkansas Governor and Donruss Americana rookie Mike Huckabee took an early lead in the polls to this week's final presidential debate between Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain.
In the midst of this historic presidential election, Donruss has been making a bit of presidential history of its own. Featured in Celebrity Cuts and Donruss Americana II are the first official autographs and memorabilia from a U.S. President. The 41st President of the U.S. George H.W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush provided their signatures and pieces of personally worn material, including one of the elder Bush's Texas A&M shirts, to be immortalized in Donruss trading cards. The former President and First Lady are also featured on special dual memorabilia and autographed cards.
Adding to the political hype, Oliver Stone's George W. Bush biopic W. opens this week with Donruss Americana star Richard Dreyfuss as Vice President Dick Cheney. Dreyfuss, an Academy Award-winning actor, has taken part in political and social activism all his life, specifically civic engagement in the U.S. and the need to emphasize a civics curriculum in the classroom. While the Jaws actor may differ from Cheney ideologically, Dreyfuss' political knowledge and passion aid his portrayal of the 46th Vice President in the all-star cast of W. Autographs and authentic material personally worn by the Close Encounters of the Third Kind actor can be found in packs of Donruss Americana II.
Whether voting red or blue this election season, just be sure to get out there and make a difference on Nov. 4. Donruss Americana II is on sale now and guarantees one autograph or memorabilia card per hobby pack.