Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Montreal Police Trading Cards A Hit With Kids

Montreal police Constable André Leclerc hands out trading cards to 7-year-old Austin (left) and 9-year-old Gregory Baron during visit to Sun Youth Day Camp on July 13, 2009. Photograph by: Allen McInnis, The Gazette

From The Montreal Gazette:

MONTREAL - "I like police officers because they like bears," Logan White-Francis, 10, said Monday, as he pocketed a Montreal police trading card with a photo of Flik, the goofy, bear-like police mascot, on it.

“And also because they like doughnuts.”

The cop cards, which depict various aspects of police work, are meant to be collected like iconic athlete trading cards, and leave kids with tangible proof right in their palms that cops are cool.

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