Chicago Graphic Designer Designs Dr. Fauci Training Card Game
HONOLULU (KHON2) – The records would have to be checked to be sure, but it’s probably safe enough to say that no baseball player has ever received their rookie card at 79.
Doctor Anthony Fauci did.
A Chicago graphic designer has designed 10 baseball-inspired collectible cards that honor the country’s top infectious disease expert. David Stokes says he was inspired by Fauci’s leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Even though the cards show Fauci in his professional role, they come at a time when he switched to baseball. The Doctor threw the first pitch last week to open the abridged 2020 season of Major League Baseball.
Stokes says he’s already sold a hundred decks of cards for $ 16.50 on Etsy, and plans to print more.
âHe seemed like a natural fit for creating art and creating something to recognize everything he does,â card designer Stokes said. âI just ordered another set. It seems to be going pretty well. I am truly touched by the love for Dr Fauci and the cards.
Stokes has competition with the big guys.
The Topps Company Inc. printed their own card showing Fauci throwing the famous pitch, and it has already become the best-selling card in Topps history.