Photos: Ben Bernanke baseball cards.

For His Going-Away Party, the Fed Gave Out Ben Bernanke Baseball Cards

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Feb. 3 2014 2:27 PM

For His Going-Away Party, the Fed Gave Out Ben Bernanke Baseball Cards

Today marks Janet Yellen's first day as Fed chair, and Ben Bernanke's official transition into the private sector—as a distinguished fellow at the Brookings Institution.

Bernanke's going-away party on Thursday, fittingly, was baseball-themed. (Bernanke, an avid fan, has season tickets to Washington Nationals games near the first-base line). The party was complete with baseball cards featuring Bernanke's visage:

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The back of the card included some extra-nerdy monetary policy jokes, and a comment on Bernanke's love of Hot Pockets:

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Pretty soon he and Bud Selig will be able to commiserate.

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