Corny or cool? Leaf puts cornstalks into cards
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
They’ve been built, will you come looking for them?
Leaf Trading Cards revealed on Wednesday its newest creations — baseball cards with cornstalks from the Field of Dreams in Dyersville, Iowa.
They will be found in holiday bonus packs given to distributors.
There will be 14 cards showing former baseball players and two celebrities. Most of them played in a Team of Dreams game in September at the baseball field built and used in the Kevin Costner movie Field of Dreams.
“This was just another way for us to have fun and come up with something nobody has else has ever done in the hobby,” said Leaf CEO Brian Gray, who also was among the players for the game.
Actor Matthew Perry and singer Randy Owen appear on cards along with Johnny Bench, Wade Boggs, Rod Carew, Carlton Fisk, Doc Gooden, Rickey Henderson, Reggie Jackson, Paul Molitor, Jim Palmer, Jim Rice, Pete Rose, Ozzie Smith, Bruce Sutter and Frank Thomas.
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