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TSG- JANUARY 16–What’s in your wallet? Well, for a couple of days this week, the billfold of an Oklahoma man contained a Capital One credit card bearing the iconic Nick Nolte mug shot. Taking advantage of the bank’s offer to personalize your plastic with a favorite photo, David Mackie, a 35-year-old salesman, recently went online and submitted a card design featuring the disheveled actor’s September 2002 booking photo. Surprisingly, the bank–whose internal controls might merit a review–quickly replied with an e-mail announcing, “Congratulations! Your image has been approved.”

Capital One subsequently realized its error, but not before the Nolte card, seen below, had already been mailed to Mackie’s home in Ponca City in northern Oklahoma (we’ve fogged out numbers that would be of interest to fraudsters and identity thieves). Mackie’s Nolte credit card (which replaced an unadorned card) arrived affixed to a letter noting that his new card was “hot off the press!” Mackie told TSG that a bank representative called him Monday and asked for the return of the Nolte credit card, noting that the use of a celebrity’s image violated the bank’s “image upload guidelines.” In a follow-up letter, a copy of which you’ll find here, Capital One offered Mackie a “$50 customer goodwill statement credit” for the Image Card’s return.

You really CANT Make this stuff up. He should auction that card on eBay.




  1. stopher says:

    Oh that’s awesome! I want one.

  2. bobbo says:

    Surprisingly, the bank–whose internal controls might merit a review–quickly replied with an e-mail announcing, /// Why? How many people need to review the “images” and how many of them need to know every celebrity in the world?

    No–as long as the picture is not pornographic or somehow otherwise “illegal” copyright infringement “should be” the responsibility of the submitter. I say should be, because with the horrendous copyright laws we have these days—who knows?

  3. Amar says:

    #2 The card is the property of the issuing company AND they do not need a reason to get the card back. If he doesn’t send it back then they don’t have to give him a replacement card.

  4. Mojo Yugen says:

    I think they just need to go entirely in the opposite direction here and come out with the “Nick Nolte Visa Card”. I’d get one! Or maybe go wider and introduce a whole celebrity mug-shot line of cards.

  5. Amar says:

    #4
    Great idea. I want the OJ pic that was on the Time cover

  6. Mac Guy says:

    Can’t claim copyright violations on a picture that’s available to the public…

  7. bobbo says:

    #6–Macguy==thats two wrong in a row. Tell us you didn’t vote for BushtheRetard THE SECOND TIME and if you slow down and google before you post anything, or rather than affirmatively post, you begin to ask questions and learn, there could still be hope for you.

  8. GF says:

    Can’t wait for the gangsta sign card. Represent y’all.

  9. chuck says:

    So does that mean Nick Nolte can’t get his picture on a card?

  10. Special Ed says:

    Uh, er, those numbers are retrievable under the fog.

  11. Animby says:

    #10 – I was wondering that, too. Didn’t they just bust some child pr0n guy who’d blurred some detail and Photoshop simply unblurred it?

  12. noname says:

    Awesome, I agree with # 2 bobbo. It’s not offensive instead it’s very comic.

    Ignore the bather of # 3 Amar.

    If I was Mr Mackie, I would put it up on e-bay with a $5000.00 reserve, after somehow eliminating his info on the card.

    If he does end send it back, he should somehow split the card in half and keep the front half, the half with the mag strip.

  13. Look Alike says:

    Hmm, I thought somebody photoshopped Dvorak’s picture on the credit card.

  14. Greg Allen says:

    When I’m arrested, that’s the mug shot I want.

  15. Paddy-O says:

    # 11 Animby said, “#10 – I was wondering that, too. Didn’t they just bust some child pr0n guy who’d blurred some detail and Photoshop simply unblurred it?”

    Not exactly. The guy “swirled” the pic. Different than blurring.


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