by E. Williams on 08/11/14 at 7:03 am
BALTIMORE, MD – (satireworld.com)
Yesterday, a man walked into a local pawn shop in hopes of cashing in a race card he found lying around, only to be disappointed to find out the thing was worthless. The pawn shop owner tells us race cards have been so overplayed in recent years that they have lost all value and are no longer even worth the paper they’re printed on.
During these tough economic times, James Farmer, the man who brought in the race card, was hoping he would find out he had found something useful and was looking to cash in. “I was very surprised,” Farmer said. “I see people on TV still playing their race cards so I thought maybe I had something. But the owner told me the cards are a dime a dozen these days and even went so far as to say the cards are a joke to most people. Craziest thing I ever saw!”
The card Farmer brought in was in pretty rough condition, with bent corners and creases, obviously from overuse in the past. Fortunately, the cards lose value each time they are played so there is no such thing as a “vintage” race card that increases in value over time.
“Those people on TV must not realize how much they look the fool,” Farmer continued, “I guess in the old days people only pulled out their race cards when there was a legitimate reason for doing so. Then EVERYBODY started playing them and, suddenly, they don’t have any prestige anymore. I guess it would be like if everybody had gold, then gold wouldn’t be any big deal either.”
After speaking briefly with the store owner, Farmer started toward the door when a white guy walked in. Farmer, a black man, flashed his card at the white male who burst out laughing. Farmer turned back toward the owner behind the counter and said, “You’re right. This thing’s useless.” He then tossed the card into a trashcan by the front door, muttering something about “the idiots who overplayed their race cards and ruined them for everybody.”