Bruce Sprintsteen and seven other Bloomsday characters—or at least the popular trading cards that represent them—will be available for collecting at the Bloomsday Trade Show this weekend. Collect them, trade them, or carry them in your wallet to show your friends. This year's eight new character trading cards will join the sixteen that were distributed in 2013 and 2014.
“Every year Bloomsday is a parade of 50,000 unique characters,” said Bloomsday Race Director Don Kardong. “The trading cards underscore that fact, although we don’t expect our actual participants to look quite as extraordinary as the ones on the cards.”
Each of the eight cards in the 2015 set feature an imaginary Bloomsday character. This year’s set includes Bruce Sprintsteen, Tia Shirt, JerriO, Mary Thon, Ken Yan, Headband Jan, Sole Man and Annie Mal.
In addition to the characters on the front, the backs of the cards feature fun facts and stats about Bloomsday and running.