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Balloon boy trading cards on sale

 

Pieces of the infamous flying saucer that starred in Colorado's balloon boy hoax are now available as trading cards.

Michael Fruitman, the current owner of the balloon, struck a deal with New York-based sports and entertainment card company Topps to use a segment of the Mylar saucer for individual trading cards.

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According to the Loveland Reporter-Herald, the card is included in the recently released 2012 Topps Baseball Allen & Ginter Relics Set.

The silver, UFO-like helium balloon gripped the country's attention in 2009 when the family said their 6-year-old son had floated away in it.

The parents were charged when it was discovered the boy was never onboard and they were ordered to pay $36,000 in restitution.