Cards have been ordered!

Today is a huge day for Clutch Baseball–we’ve just officially placed our order for the cards and uploaded all of the final files. Hopefully we can hit 10k today as well and make this a super special day.

Today is a huge day for Clutch Baseball–we’ve just officially placed our order for the cards and uploaded all of the final files. Hopefully we can hit 10k today as well and make this a super special day. Have we mentioned how thankful we are yet? We’re truly thankful to everyone who has helped us get here, and an extra special shout out to those who took time to check over our work and help find a few errors.

This is an example of UV highlighting on a card. It’s basically impossible to mock up on our cards, so here’s a real-life example.

On to the important stuff: the general turn-time is 3-4 weeks for printing and 1 week for shipping. I’m hoping it will be a little quicker than that. Our order is pretty straight forward, minus the UV Coating and Foil Stamping. I’m crossing my fingers for 3 weeks as a realistic possibility to receive them.

The packaging and everything else has already been printed in the US and will be packaged together with the cards here as well. We hope to start getting orders out in the order they were received, within a few days of getting the cards in-hand.

I know there is some confusion of what the cards will look like, so I’m going to try and clear that up here. Don’t take this literally–the black represents the areas that will have a UV highlight / Foil Stamp. This is essentially what I had to create for every single card to hand off to the printer so they know what to do.

This is a representation of what every rare card will look like (assuming they don’t deny any pieces because they’re too small). Every area shown on the left will be foil stamped in silver. The only reason why the On-Base number is not being foil stamped is because silver on white would not show up and 2 foil colors gets pricy. So we’re just UV highlighting that portion.

All common/uncommon cards will have UV highlighting ONLY. Their names will not be UV highlighted, nor will their rarity icon. Otherwise the same areas will be highlighted. Strategies and Stadiums have similar UV highlighting. Hopefully this makes some level of sense. If you have any questions feel free to ask here or on the forums.

If you haven’t ordered yet–you still have until the end of the month to get in on the fun. All orders before our Indiegogo campaign expires will be shipped during our early release.

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7.5k Stretch Goal Hit + Final 10k Stretch Goal

After just 3 weeks on Indiegogo we have now raised over $7,500! We’re extremely happy with the results so far and the support we’ve gotten from our “hardcores”. We have now sent the fully graphically-designed app into development. Once again, it may only be available as a web app initially-but this wont fundamentally change anything besides how you access it.

After just 3 weeks on Indiegogo we have now raised over $7,500! We’re extremely happy with the results so far and the support we’ve gotten from our hardcore fans. We have now sent the fully graphically-designed app into development. Once again, it may only be available as a web app initially-but this wont fundamentally change anything besides how you access it.

Our ultimate goal is to break $10k and beyond before pre-orders are all said and done. As I’ve mentioned, we still are only about 1/2 way to covering initial costs-which isn’t a huge deal, as we obviously are order
ing a lot more product to sell over the course of the year, and the rest of the cash will be fronted out of pocket, but we’d like to have more wiggle room to advertise the game and continue to build our audience.

With that being said, our second and final stretch goal is for $10k and is for the production of our Mid-Season set. We hope this set becomes a real signature item over the years. We plan to feature every All-Star, players not included in the initial set (Rookie cards…?), Legends from the home All Star team, and special Strategies.

The All Star cards allow us to utilize colors more than the main set. We cannot use team colors normally, but as long as a whole series of cards are the same color it’s okay. So all our All Stars and legends can have the special Miami design shown here.

Obviously all players are TBD. Please feel free to suggest legends and “missing players” on our forums! This is your game as much as it is ours and that’s something we really believe in. Now matter how small/big this game is that will always be the case.

What makes this a stretch goal? Well first of all we hope that showcasing more colors/designs will attract some people on the fence about the game. We also have some big plans for this set, including a custom-illustrated game mat that will cost several hundred dollars for an artist to design. I’m just a humble graphic designer-I don’t do “real art”. With that being said, we also will be offering some sort of added bonus to all current and future backers with a mid-season purchase.

We are not sure if we will be selling packs/full-sets/whatever yet so we have not decided on a bonus yet but it will come in the form of a discount, exclusive cards, or freebies.

Let us know what you think of the All-Star cards!