General Authority Trading Cards Unveiled

SALT LAKE CITY- The first of many have finally arrived.

In collaboration with the LDS Church and Wizards of the Coast, creators of the Pokémon Trading Card Game and Magic: The Gathering, Deseret Book welcomed LDS General Authority Trading Cards with a special grand opening celebration Wednesday in the City Creek Mall.

“We are very excited to release the starter pack of 150 cards and additional booster packs for the General Authority Trading Card Game,” said Deseret Book general manager Misty Ashton. “We hope that this will allow us to start on our next project: ‘The Singles Ward’ Board game.

Surely to be the biggest hit in the Mormon community since The Princess Bride.
Surely to be the biggest hit in the Mormon community since The Princess Bride.

Cards will consist of General Authorities of the LDS Church from both past and present. Certain general authorities will have multiple card types loosely based on talks given during general conference or books they have authored.

Shoppers at Deseret Book, especially younger ones, seemed excited with the new release.  Nephi resident Moroni Christianson was especially excited about one card in particular.

“I can’t wait to get the limited edition holographic righteous indignation Jeffrey R. Holland card.”

Elder Scott Trading CardPresident Monson Trading CardElder Holland Tranding Card

“Finally, something besides basketball on P-day,” said Elder Michael Dodsen, currently serving in the Salt Lake City, Utah Mission. He, along with many other missionaries, feels that the game will breathe new life into missionaries tired of writing letters and emails or playing sports on preparation day.

Others seemed dismayed that the LDS Church would advertise face cards.

“I just can’t believe it,” ranted one overprotective mother of 11 children, “Bruce R. McConkie said that face cards were evil and everything he said was true. My kids won’t be having any of it.”

Regardless of personal opinion, the trading cards are sure to generate continued buzz as more are released through 2013.

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  • Bryce

    I have discovered this website. This article is epic. Keep up the great work BunYion Staff!

  • Sandra

    LOL’ing at the article and the cards. : D

  • William Evertz

    This article is fine and dandy, but the fascinating story is how quickly the card game was funded on Kickstarter. Not to mention the sheer genius of the men that brought us this game. I want to read that story!

  • Sean Davila

    Maybe this is a stupid question, but is this real? I can’t find it on the Deseret Book site. Okay. Go ahead and laugh if you must.

    • Bridgette R. Ethington

      nope! nothing on this site is real

  • cardlover

    as a non mormon that has no love for the faith I really think this is cool I collect cards of all types and have been trying to get many cards from many faiths who ever cam up with this thank you I got a new type of card to collect sweet

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  • Trent H.

    I can’t wait until they have throwback editions. LeGrand Richards: Story Telling – keep telling stories until you can’t think of any more. Your opponent takes 30 damage for each story.

  • Nelson W

    What is President Monson’s weakness?! I can’t see!

    • Mike P

      Coke?

  • Joe B

    When I first saw President Monson’s G.A. Power, I thought it said “Memorizing Everything” in reference to his photographic memory. Gave me a good laugh

  • Douglas White

    It is odd that no one seems to want the Boyd K Packer card.

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