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Josha SietsmaBy Josha Sietsma
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Josha SietsmaBy Josha Sietsma
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€249
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, December 19 2017 4:16 PM UTC +00:00

About

Background

Somewhere in the winter of 2015 I was preparing a class and my mind took me away. I decided to give my usual searching terms a break and have some fun with the archive search engine by typing in activities that I am interested in. The combination of baseball, photographers, Veluwe and World War II turned back some interesting figures. The archives gave me one image I had not yet seen before and contained a story worth sharing and keeping forever. There it was, taken 72 years ago:

According to the archives the image above is: a baseball game between women from the "Eager Beavers" and officers of the Regina Rifle Regiment, Netherlands, 31 August 1945.

What I could've not known back then but know now is that the chimney on the background would provide the local historians the necessary detail to prove that the photo was taken at the Friso barracks in Ede, the Netherlands.

What followed was a detailed search.
It brought me to Nebraska to visit a professor who had written on the role of photographers during the Second World War. Thanks to Photo Units of the Allied Forces (like the CFPU) average citizens are able to remember and relate to events in the past.
It led to the local baseball club adopting the image and having their very own scorebook inspired by the photograph. The first copy was given to the granddaughter of the photographer, Charles H. Richer, and another was given to the mayor of our town. Now, it is time to bring the scorebook to you, the people who enjoy and appreciate the time-honored tradition of baseball scorekeeping.

Scorebook by Scoreboek

This Kickstarter aims to produce a baseball scorebook with a design influenced by the photo of Charles H. Richer. Besides looking pretty I wanted something sturdy and handy when taking to a game. With enough scorecards to score 60 games the scorebook comes with a cover made out of 350grams sulfate cardboard containing a flap and the scorecards are printed on 100grams paper.
The name of the scorebook, Airborne, refers to the heavy fighting during the war in the surroundings of our community. It commemorates the efforts of the Airborne Allied Troops to liberate the area and help in the war.

Summing up. I'm taking this project to Kickstarter because I would like to offer this one-of-a-kind baseball scorebook, richly detailed to keep the story of  the veteran Charles H. Richer alive, the art of scorekeeping, and the impact baseball has had and continues to have on communities.

All the money raised will go into producing, printing, and sending the Scoreboek scorebook.

Cover of the Scoreboek
Cover of the Scoreboek

Features of the Scoreboek

*Customize your lineup
*Sturdy & durable flap and cover
*Wire-o binding
*Size 170mm x 240mm
*Contains enough space for information that's important to you
*Final totals for innings, hits, errors, and left-on-base
*Scoreboek is designed and printed in the Netherlands

Rewards

Upon donating to the Scoreboek project, as a reward and thank you for believing in this project you can receive scorebooks, customized lapel pins, stickers and original postcards.

Pins
Pins

 

Stickers
Stickers

 

Postcard sketches
Postcard sketches

 

 

Risks and challenges

This is my first project for Kickstarter and I'm excited for it. Hereby, my assessment of the possible risks and challenges are as follows:

*The biggest challenge is finding enough support and backers for this project. The goal of Scoreboek is to receive enough money to have 150 scorebooks printed.

*I am very familiar with the printing and publishing process. I feel very capable to see this project through to completion all the while being able to manage any curveballs that may come my way.

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    Pledge €7 or more About $8

    Postcards

    Thanks for supporting Scoreboek! As a rewards we'll send you the set of postcards. Enjoy!

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    Stickers

    Stickers? Stickers! Three of them.

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    Thank you!

    You get our special designed pin.
    This high-quality pin is designed and made in the Netherlands.

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    Thank you 2.0 !

    You get our set of specially designed postcards and one pin.
    Of course, designed and printed in the Netherlands

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    Pledge €25 or more About $28

    Spring Training

    You get the original Scoreboek.

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    Pledge €45 or more About $51

    1/2 Season

    You get two Scoreboeks plus our set of postcards. 120 games will do half the season.

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    Pledge €58 or more About $66

    Season

    You get three Scoreboeks. Thrice the fun. 180 games.

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    Pledge €70 or more About $79

    World Series

    You get three Scoreboeks, our special pin, our sticker and the set of postcards.

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    Pledge €80 or more About $90

    Analogue

    You get two of our Scoreboeks and 10 analogue black/white photos of the surroundings of the Johan Friso Barracks.

    Photos will be made in the month of January 2018 and developed and printed in the same month.

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    Pledge €100 or more About $113

    Veteran: Secret World

    You get three Scoreboeks and we'll surprise you with the world of Scoreboek.

    This will also include a PDF with historical background of the image, our search and finding results.

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    Pledge €313 or more About $354

    Little League

    Wow! You're surprising your youngsters and showing them what it is to be nice. You get fifteen Scoreboeks and stickers.

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    • 15× Scoreboek
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    Pledge €350 or more About $396

    Q&A

    I'll give you an exclusive interview (bloggers, writers, journalists and teachers by phone/email/chat/videochat) about the project. You'll get the full details about the project and some behind-the-scenes information. I can also give you hints and suggestions for lesson-plans using the image and story of Scoreboek.

    A 15 minute online presentation (using online video chat) is also possible.

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Funding period

- (32 days)