Celebrating the lives of three of the most memorable names in baseball ever, Shoeless Joe Jackson, Van Lingle Mungo and Bob Newsom.
Cards Against a Wall, Memories of Shoeless Joe Jackson, Van Lingle Mungo and Bobo Newsom celebrates the lives of three of the greatest names in baseball. They were not necessarily among the greatest players ever - but three with memorable names. And all three of them were from South Carolina.
This not-for-profit documentary is based on the award winning story written by Alex Sanders in 2010. Sanders was invited to read his story at the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Jackson, Mungo and Newsom all had very impressive careers in baseball and could have or should have made it into Cooperstown. But there's more to this story, it's not just about three ballplayers - it goes beyond that. It involves a liquor store, magician and a deck of cards, of course. You have to see it to believe it.
THE 7th INNING STRETCH:
The film has been in production for the past year. Start-up money has taken care of traveling around the state (Timmonsville, Hartsville, Pageland, Greenville) meeting and interviewing the ballplayers' family and friends, historians, experts, curators. it was a joy to do this part.
We've relied on strong relationships with friends, fellow pros and students from all over. We still have a long way to go to complete "Cards" and this is where you come in and help! What we still need...
- Need to rent vintage baseball uniforms/shipping
- Rent venues for the baseball reenactments
- Super 8 film stock and processing (for reenactments)
- Rights for special photos and historical film footage
- Post production animation
- Closed Captioning for the film to air on SC-ETV
- Premiers in Charleston and the ballplayers' home towns
- Film Festival entry fees and hopefully travel to festivals
Please remember Kickstarter is all or nothing, if we do not hit the ball over the fence and meet our financial goal, no one is charged and we do not receive any funds, so please donate today and help make "Cards" the best it can be!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Jun 6, 2012 - Jul 6, 2012 (30 days)
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A big "thanks" and a great feeling that you're helping a great film become a reality. Now you'll get access to our updates we list here on kickstarter.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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A bigger "thanks" because we'll mention you on our Facebook site.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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We want to hug you but can't due to the rules. You'll get a shout-out on Facebook and we'll mail you an official "Cards Against a Wall" postcard for your refrigerator. Bobo Newsom had a frig in his Cadillac, pretty cool, huh.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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You'll get all previously mentioned plus 2 free tickets to a Charleston RiverDogs home game at beautiful Riley Park. The RiverDogs are awesome helping us! We taped Alex Sanders' on-cam parts at Riley Park.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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You'll get all previously mentioned plus a copy of our official "Cards" poster for your wall.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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All previously mentioned and a DVD of the completed film plus a big "thank you" on our official website, cardsagainstawall.comEstimated delivery: Oct 2012
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All previously mentioned and an official "Cards" t-shirt that features trading cards of Shoeless Joe, Van and Bobo.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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All previously mentioned and your name on the credits, under "Special Thanks To."Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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All previously mentioned and you will be recognized at our film premiers around South Carolina.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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All previously mentioned and you'll be listed in the credits as one of our "Executive Producers."Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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All previously mentioned and our graphic artist, Dave Brown, will create a trading card with your picture on it (you send us the picture and your stats). Doesn't have to be baseball only.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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All previously mentioned and be listed as a co-sponsor on our cards, posters and t-shirts AND our undying gratitude!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012