Apparently, umpires for soccer are so popular in Australia that they are coming out with their own trading card set. It's a set of 72 cards featuring field goal and boundary judges.
According to former field umpire Bill Deller, these cards are popular:
"Now the cards are pretty well accepted and we get a lot of interest from the umpiring fraternity," Deller told The Herald Sun in Australia. "Interest is particularly from young umpires because a lot of them look up to the league blokes and they are keen to get their collections going."
And, it's the fourth release of this set. Not everyone agrees this is such a good idea because it will fuel the umpire's egos.
It begs the question: Do you want a trading card of Jeff Kellogg or Tim Tschida?
You can get pictures of them in a very animated strikeout call or going belly-to-belly in an argument. Here are some pictures one of the card companies could consider using for the umpire. After all, they don't get much notice because they are photoshopped out of MLB trading cards.