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Step aside, Mike Trout: John Wayne Airport is the hot new trading card

John Wayne Airport rolls out an airport trading card that fliers can collect and trade

Move over, Mike Trout. There's a new trading card in town. John Wayne Airport recently rolled out its first baseball-style airport card.

No disrespect to the Angels center fielder, of course. This card is part of the North American Airport Collectors Series, which features cards for 35 airports.

Like sports trading cards, the front has the airport's call letters (in this case, SNA, for the airport's location near Santa Ana) and a photo.

The "statistics" on the back feature quick facts such as the year the airfield started (1923), the year it became an airport (1940) and the year it was renamed in honor of movie star John Wayne (1979).

The airport's card debuted this week to coincide with National Travel and Tourism Week. Airport personnel will be handing out the cards this week at the Riley Terminal. You can pick one up anytime at information desks in the airport's baggage claim areas.

Visitors are urged to snap a selfie with their SNA trading card and post it on social media using #AirportCard.

Other cards in the series created last year by the Airports Council International feature Jacksonville International Airport in Florida and Long Beach Airport.

Los Angeles International Airport isn't participating in the trading card program. Instead, it hands out trading cards of dogs in the LAX Pets Unstressing Passengers (PUP) program.

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