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Retired Major League Baseball players share personal stories from childhood to the big leagues in these short documentary films.

Concept creator, John Mooy, has always been a storyteller. From inspiring college athletes to motivating business owners to being a prosecution consultant in the trial of Oklahoma City bomber Terry Nichols, Mooy has crafted effective communication by seeing the story as a picture. So as a baseball fan, it was only natural that as the players he idolized grew older, he wanted to find a way to preserve their stories of life and the game they loved. When he took the idea and approached a friend in the baseball industry, it was an easy answer – let’s get them on film!  What resulted is The Living Baseball Card.

By combining the look and feel of baseball cards with engaging short documentaries, The Living Baseball Card gives fans access to the individuals who played America’s National Pastime. Attractively packaged to look like a larger baseball card, fans are able to see and hear stories from the players themselves (along with personal photos, vintage clips, etc.) as they reflect on everything from childhood to playing days to life after baseball.  

Our team spent most of 2011 and 2012 filming former Major League Baseball players from guys who made it to the majors for a "cup of coffee" to Hall of Famers. To date we have interviews and incredible stories from Andre Dawson, Goose Gossage, Jim Rice, Phil Niekro, Dave Henderson, Phil Regan, Willie Horton, Bill Lee, Rick Wise, Roy White, Buck Martinez, Willie Wilson and many more. 

We’re pleased that more and more retired players and Hall of Famers are excited about participating in this endeavor and leaving this video legacy. As we continue to build our inventory of GREAT stories from GREAT players, we need your help. We’re reaching out to you and offering a chance for you to be a part of history. Our goal is to schedule more interviews and produce a minimum of four (4) Hall of Famer Living Baseball Card DVDs in 2013.

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Through the course of gathering interviews over the last 18 months and creating "first issue" cards for the last 6 months, we've been able to perfect our scheduling, interview and post-production processes. In turn, through this experience, we've been able to practically eliminate any risks or challenges. We have relationships with players, managers and the retired players association and we have solid production teams with back up teams. This isn't new to us. We're proven performers but now need the funding to produce more Hall of Famers for 2013. Production and players fees are costly. I suppose a risk could be the untimely passing of a scheduled HOF player. If that we're to happen, we would grieve the loss, but have to move on to the next player, and so forth.

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    You’ve hit a home run for baseball history. You love baseball and want to hear the men who played professional ball share their stories of life with you and the rest of the world. As a thank you, we will add you to our “Inside Pitch” Newsletter with exclusive offers, updates and content from The Living Baseball Card.

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    You’ll receive one (1) numbered LIMITED EDITION Living Baseball Card DVD (available to Kickstarter backers FIRST) ** Listed as a Charter Backer on The Living Baseball Card website ** The “Inside Pitch” Newsletter.

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    You’ll receive two (2 separate players) numbered LIMITED EDITION Living Baseball Card DVDs (available to Kickstarter backers FIRST) ** An authentic certificate of appreciation from The Living Baseball Card ** Listed as a Charter Backer on The Living Baseball Card website ** The "Inside Pitch” Newsletter.

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    You'll receive a Living Baseball Card New Era Batting Practice Cap ** Three (3 separate players) numbered LIMITED EDITION Living Baseball Card DVDs (available to Kickstarter backers FIRST) ** An authentic certificate of appreciation from The Living Baseball Card ** Listed as a Charter Backer on The Living Baseball Card website ** The "Inside Pitch” Newsletter.

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    You'll receive five (5 separate players) numbered LIMITED EDITION Living Baseball Card DVDs, including HOFer Goose Gossage (available to Kickstarter backers FIRST) ** A Living Baseball Card New Era Batting Practice Cap ** An authentic certificate of appreciation from The Living Baseball Card ** Listed as a Charter Backer on The Living Baseball Card website ** The "Inside Pitch" Newsletter.

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    You’ll receive an exclusive backer Living Baseball Card Staff Polo Shirt ** Two sets of five (5 separate players) numbered LIMITED EDITION Living Baseball Card DVDs, including HOFer Goose Gossage (available to Kickstarter backers FIRST) ** A Living Baseball Card New Era Batting Practice Cap ** An authentic certificate of appreciation from The Living Baseball Card ** Listed as a Charter Backer on The Living Baseball Card website ** The "Inside Pitch" Newsletter.

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    You’ll receive a personal thank you call and Q&A (10 minutes max) from Living Baseball Card concept creator John Mooy or producer Corey Niemchick ** Your name will be listed in the credits as ASSOCIATE Producer on one (1) of our Hall of Famer Living Baseball Card DVDs (of which you will also receive 5 copies) ** An exclusive backer Living Baseball Card Staff Polo Shirt ** Two sets of five (5 separate players) numbered LIMITED EDITION Living Baseball Card DVDs, including HOFer Goose Gossage (available to Kickstarter backers FIRST) ** A Living Baseball Card New Era Batting Practice Cap ** An authentic certificate of appreciation from The Living Baseball Card ** Listed as a Charter Backer on The Living Baseball Card website ** The "Inside Pitch" Newsletter.

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    You’ll receive a personalized, on camera, thank you message (.mp4 video clip) from a former MLB player ** You'll be listed as ASSOCIATE Producer on two (2) different Hall of Famer Living Baseball Card DVDs (of which you'll receive 5 copies of each) ** A personal thank you call and Q&A (10 minutes max) from Living Baseball Card concept creator John Mooy or producer Corey Niemchick ** An exclusive backer Living Baseball Card Staff Polo Shirt ** Two sets of five (5 separate players) numbered LIMITED EDITION Living Baseball Card DVDs, including HOFer Goose Gossage (available to Kickstarter backers FIRST) ** A Living Baseball Card New Era Batting Practice Cap ** An authentic certificate of appreciation from The Living Baseball Card ** Listed as a Charter Backer on The Living Baseball Card website ** The "Inside Pitch" Newsletter.

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    You and a guest will be invited to join us all day at a Living Baseball Card filming event with former Major League Baseball players for meet-n-greets, lunch and dinner with LBC founders (hotel and travel NOT included) ** A personalized, on camera, thank you message (.mp4 video clip) from a former MLB player ** You'll be elevated to EXECUTIVE Producer on four (4) different Hall of Famer Living Baseball Card DVDs (of which you'll receive 5 copies of each) ** A personal thank you call and Q&A (10 minutes max) from Living Baseball Card concept creator John Mooy or producer Corey Niemchick ** Two sets of five (5 separate players) numbered LIMITED EDITION Living Baseball Card DVDs, including HOFer Goose Gossage (available to Kickstarter backers FIRST) ** An exclusive backer Living Baseball Card Staff Polo Shirt ** A Living Baseball Card New Era Batting Practice Cap ** An authentic certificate of appreciation from The Living Baseball Card ** Listed as a Charter Backer on The Living Baseball Card website ** The "Inside Pitch" Newsletter.

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    You’ll be invited to join us all day at an LBC filming event with former Major League Baseball players for meet-n-greets with travel and hotel accommodations for you and one guest (Travel within Continental US only). ** You will also receive a Living Baseball Card Directors Chair with your name on it ** A personalized, on camera, thank you message (.mp4 video clip) from a former MLB player ** You'll be listed as EXECUTIVE Producer ON ALL the 2013 Living Baseball Card DVDs produced (of which you'll receive 5 copies of each) ** A personal thank you call and Q&A (10 minutes max) from Living Baseball Card concept creator John Mooy or producer Corey Niemchick ** An exclusive backer Living Baseball Card Staff Polo Shirt ** Two sets of five (5 separate players) numbered LIMITED EDITION Living Baseball Card DVDs, including HOFer Goose Gossage (available to Kickstarter backers FIRST) ** A Living Baseball Card New Era Batting Practice Cap ** An authentic certificate of appreciation from The Living Baseball Card ** Listed as a Charter Backer on The Living Baseball Card website ** The "Inside Pitch" Newsletter.

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