There are plenty of pieces of merchandise that already carry Justin Bieber's name and face, from headphones to nail polish to good old-fashioned "Runaway Love" booty shorts. There is now a new item (or rather, set of items) for Bieber fanatics to collect, as the 16-year-old Canadian pop sensation has lent his face to a series of trading cards.
There are a total of 150 cards and 30 stickers, and there are also a handful of bonus items (including a series of puzzle cards that make up mini posters). Each foil pack will cost $1.99 and will contain five cards plus a sticker. "I always dreamed of being a hockey player and having my own trading card," Bieber said in a statement about the release of the card series. "I remember collecting hockey cards, so the idea that kids are going to enjoy my cards like I enjoyed my hockey cards is amazing!"
We scored a look at some of the cards, and they feature images of Bieber from throughout his career. There are live shots, press photos and behind-the-scenes images that show Bieber in a number of different arenas and contexts. Each one also contains a piece of Bieber-related trivia, from the mundane to the sublime.
The packs will be available in a number of different retailers, so be on the look out for this display box at any number of stores in your area.
Will you start collecting the Justin Bieber trading cards? Let us know in the comments!