Earlier today, we showed you the latest in Justin Bieber-related merchandise in the form of a new series of trading cards. The collectibles (150 in all, plus 30 stickers and a four mini-posters) bring together images of the 16-year-old Canadian singing sensation both at work and at play with top-shelf Bieber trivia and general shininess. In a statement associated with the release of the cards, Bieber likened having his visage on a collectible piece of cardboard to him buying and keeping hockey cards as a child. “I always dreamed of being a hockey player and having my own trading card,” Bieber said. “I remember collecting hockey cards, so the idea that kids are going to enjoy my cards like I enjoyed my hockey cards is amazing!”
When we heard that information this morning, it immediately took the MTV News team back in time to when many were card collectors. Some favored baseball cards, while others swore by those shiny Upper Deck basketball cards. One guy here claims he has complete sets of cards for both “Pokemon” and “Magic: The Gathering” (we mocked him accordingly).
But a handful of people testified to having gone nutty for superhero cards, which attempted to collect the entirety of the Marvel or DC universes in handy cards that let people know their powers, rivalries, affiliations and origin stories. That’s why we decided to slip Bieber into some of our favorite old comic cards, morphing the pop star into Wolverine, Superman, the Hulk and, of course, Spider-Man.
What superhero do you think best fits Justin Bieber? Let us know in the comments!