Hey guys! Thanks again to everyone who has made this a rousing success! I have some updates for everyone.
I just went to visit my printer up in Montgomery and I have some news... First off, the corners of the book aren't going to be rounded. I'm quite upset that they neglected to tell me until this point, but it's too far in the process to back out and I'm financially obligated at this point. I'm very sorry to have to make this concession. If rounded corners are a huge deal for you, I do have a corner punch and I can see about rounding them myself, though I'm not sure I can with the back pocket... We'll see. I can't stand the idea of misleading or disappointing any of you, so I will do what I can to get rounded corners for those who desperately want them.
The second bit of bad news is that the books aren't going to get to me by next week, which puts them getting to you by opening day in serious jeopardy. One of the disadvantages of living in a place like Alabama is being limited to certain types of vendors, and I am stick with the printer I am using. Out of the dozen printers I contacted, they were the only one who even gave me a quote on the books, everyone else insisted they were impossible to make. So, this brings me to what goes down next week...
Once the deadline hits, I will send out forms for all of you to fill out so I can collect things like mailing addresses, poster/tshirt choices and sizes. I have all of my mailing materials ready, so I will start packing up everything to ship, and as soon as I get all the materials in, they'll go out to you.
Note that I can't send you your materials if for some reason your amazon payment doesn't go through.
So, the sooner you get those surveys back to me the sooner I can ship your stuff out! Though we will lose some time with getting the scorebooks from the printer, I can use that time to get all the packages addressed and filled with any other goodies you ordered.
To close out with some good news, there are two additions to the book that will hopefully alleviate the pain of the square corners and a few days of delay. Each book is going to come with a big fold out that takes you through the basic of keeping score, which will make giving this as a gift to a scorekeeping newbie much easier. Each book also has a couple of pages in the back for collecting autographs.
Thank you all again for your outstanding support, and I'm going to do everything in my power to get the books and other materials to you as swiftly as possible!
Hello everyone!!! Thanks to everyone who has helped to make this project a wild success! I know everyone is wondering if they can have the books with them when they head to the park for opening day, and it's looking like that's going to happen! I should have the books in hand and ready to box up on the 22nd of March, and they will ship out in the following days. There is one tiny problem though.
As of right now, I don't know how many of certain posters to print, and which shirts and t shirt sizes people are going to need, which is going to drastically slow things down, because I don't know what quantities to hand off to my printer and tshirt supplier. One option would be to go on and ship the scorebooks to everyone who ordered them, and send the shirts and posters once I get that info, but that means I'm paying for shipping twice, which sort of sucks. Another would be not ship anything to people who ordered posters or shirts until I know which poster designs they want and which shirt size and design. This option isn't ideal either, because it means you're not getting your scorebooks early.
Does anyone have any ideas for how to work out this conundrum? One option might be that if you really want your scorebook(s) on opening day, you could shoot me a message through kickstarter to let me know which tshirt design/size you want or which poster design(s) you want.
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3 scorebooks, the complete set of 6 posters, your choice of one of the Eephus League shirt designs, and a limited edition letterpressed baseball broadside (exact design still pending.)