Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Last year, I made up a set of virtual football cards featuring football characters from the movies. Just in time for the baseball playoffs, I created this set of cards with baseball movie characters. I love movies and I love baseball, so this was a fun post to put together.


Roy Hobbs - Right Field - New York Knights - The Natural (1984)
Played by Robert Redford 
1940 Play Ball card

Marla Hooch - Second Base - Rockford Peaches - A League of Their Own (1992)
Played by Megan Cavanagh
1944 Centennial Flour card

Remington (Roogie) Rigsby - Pitcher - Brooklyn Dodgers - Roogie's Bump (1954)
Played by Robert Marriott 
1955 Bowman card 

Kelly Leak - Center Field - Chico's Bail Bonds Bears - The Bad News Bears (1976)
Played by Jackie Earle Haley
1977 Hostess card 

Bingo Long - Pitcher - Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings - 
The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings (1976)
Played by Billy Dee Williams
1976 Topps card 

Mitch Kramer - Pitcher - Braves - Dazed and Confused (1993)
Played by Wiley Wiggins
1977 Topps card 

Truman - Second Base - Baseball Furies - The Warriors (1979)
Played by Jerry Hewitt
1980 Topps card 

Monty Brewster - Pitcher - Hackensack Bulls - Brewster's Millions (1985)
Played by Richard Pryor
1986 Topps card 

Ebby (Nuke) LaLoosh - Pitcher - Durham Bulls - Bull Durham (1988)
Played by Tim Robbins
1989 Star card 

Willy Mays Hayes - Center Field - Cleveland Indians - Major League (1989)
Played by Wesley Snipes
1990 Upper Deck card

-----Now for a bonus card-----

Bud Abbott from the "Who's on First?" routine as seen in The Naughty Nineties from 1945.


Jeremy Hawkins said...

brilliant... hey batter... batter, sa'wing batter.

Shawn Robare said...

I love these! Also, holy crap, jinx on making home made trading cards! One of us owes the other a soda pop...

Todd Franklin said...

Jeremy - Thanks! Cameron's baseball chatter is music to my ears!

Shawn - Thanks! You with the non-sports and me with the movie sports! More virtual cards the merrier!

Paxton said...

Holy crap, these are amazing. Great idea. I love baseball movies.

I didn't make cards but I selected an all-star team of movie baseball players.


At some point I hoped to do the same with basketball and football.

Really, really well done, my friend.


Todd Franklin said...

Paxton - Thanks! They were fun to make and I'm planning on making basketball and hockey cards too! Looks like you have quite the reel all-star team. Great choices!