Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Where's the Gov's helmet?(Final)

Byline: Spare Change Harry Moskos Of the Journal

That poster of Gov. Bill Richardson astride a Harley-Davidson motorcycle is now a collector's item.

"We printed 2,000 and I have only two left," says Jon Hendry, travel and marketing division director for the state Department of Tourism.

"It is a phenomenon," says Hendry. "Everyone is requesting a poster legislators, officials, everyone. It's even on a Harley Web site. We could have made a fortune selling them."

Hendry does not plan to print any more posters because he wants to keep it a collector's item. "The value of the poster is that we didn't print that many."

But Hendry wants to make one thing perfectly clear the governor does have a helmet in the poster.

"It is black like his jacket and did not show up in the picture that the Journal printed," Hendry explains. …

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