Trading Cards are a topic that have been discussed numerous times on Schlock Treatment, usually being brought up by host Matt Ringler. Matt has told numerous anecdotes from his childhood collecting sports and New Kids on the Block cards. According to Matt, Matt's Dad would often use packs of trading cards as bribes for Matt and Matt's Brother to take their daily baths.
On Treatment 226 (The Human Tornado aka Dolemite 2) Matt talked about watching late night infomercials and waking his parents up "5 or 6 times" a night to try to get them to order boxes of baseball cards. Matt fondly recalled the charismatic salesman (later confirmed to be Don West), and his enthusiastic pitches for "GEM MINT 10!" rated sports cards. Guest host Marcus Pinn also discussed his own card collection and heavy duty display cases on this episode.