The Inaugural Clutch Baseball Tournament

A few weeks ago we released a blog detailing the ongoing Clutch Baseball Online League.  Now, we’re ready to announce that we will be hosting a Clutch Baseball tournament live and in person.  Get ready to watch the hope drain from your opponent’s eyes as you strike out his best player in the bottom of the 9th, 2 outs, bases loaded.

A few weeks ago we released a blog detailing the ongoing Clutch Baseball Online League.  Now, we’re ready to announce that we will be hosting a Clutch Baseball tournament live and in person.  Get ready to watch the hope drain from your opponent’s eyes as you strike out his best player in the bottom of the 9th, 2 outs, bases loaded.

Official Details

  • Saturday, September 30th, 2017
  • Redcap’s Corner Official Site / Facebook
  • 3850 Lancaster Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104
  • Tournament begins at 1:00 PM. Check-in at 12:30.

Clutch moments will be coming to the city of brotherly love and we couldn’t be more excited. We searched through many game/hobby shops in the area, but when we saw the beautiful play space at Redcap’s we knew we had to have it.

Tournament Rules

  • Bo2 Swiss Format
  • All cards are legal except LE cards (Jose Fernandez, Ken Griffey Jr., David Ortiz, Kyle Schwarber, and Goatbusters)
  • Extra-innings will begin with a runner on 2nd so no one game holds the tournament up
  • RP/CP will be Tired for game 2 within a Bo2 if used in game 1 then reset each round
  • 25 man/6000 salary rosters w/ deck filled out beforehand and brought on game day available here
  • All other official rules are in place and can be viewed here

We considered all of the standard elimination-style formats.  Bo1, Bo2, Bo3, etc.  However all of them had certain issues.  With Bo1, we would have to randomly decide who was the home team, and that’s a huge part of building your deck in Clutch Baseball.  Bo2 allows a home/away series but relies on tiebreakers in case the match is split 1/1.  Bo3 provides the most competitive experience but simply takes too long.  The Swiss format allows for many more games without elimination while still maintaining the equal split of being home/away.  If you’re not familiar with this format, do some quick research to get yourself up to speed.

Tournament Sign-Up

  • Tournament Pass available on our website for $20
  • Includes “Competitor” lanyard, Tournament logo t-shirt, and 2 Limited Edition cards
  • Maximum 32 participants on a first come first serve basis
  • All items must be picked up at the event

At first we were hesitant to charge an entry fee because we wanted this tournament to be a “community appreciation” style event.  However, we only have so many spots available, and we didn’t want people signing up and then not showing up.  So we’re charge a small fee, but also adding in some really cool goodies.  These items will be available at the venue only to further ensure that we can have a solid turnout and a smooth event.  Included are two very unique cards of Phillies legends.  Steve Carlton is the first 8 inning pitcher and Mike Schmidt is the first 5 icon player!

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Additional Information/Activities

Food and drinks will be provided.  Any and all are welcome to attend whether competing or not.  We will also be selling Clutch Baseball 2017 merchandise at a discount at the event and offering a “take a card leave a card” option.  If you have a double of any card, put it in the box and take out one of the same rarity (max 5 cards per person).  The next day the Clutch creators will be attending the last Phillies game of the season vs the Mets on Sunday, October 1st, at 3:05 PM.  All are welcome to meet up with us and enjoy a ball game as a community!

The Mid-Season Set Is Coming!

As I said in my previous blog, we teased this project back in February.  Now, in August, we finally have the cards in our hand.  And trust us, it was worth the wait.  They look beautiful and perfectly capture the flair of Miami.  One problem though…

As I said in my previous blog, we teased this project back in February.  Now, in August, we finally have the cards in our hand.  And trust us, it was worth the wait.  They look beautiful and perfectly capture the flair of Miami.  One problem though…

There are 15 holographic cards in this set.  4 Florida Legends, STL Albert Pujols, and 10 2017 All-Stars.  Besides Pujols, these cards were meant to be orange/light blue like the other All-Star player cards.  But something got lost in translation and they were printed as the standard red/blue.  Extremely disappointing, but we aren’t going to get caught up over errors that are out of our control.  Waiting another month to get new cards in isn’t an option either.  So in order to compensate products arriving slightly different than they were advertised, we will be adding an extra pack to every order.  This will also stack with the extra packs from being an Indiegogo backer.  Interestingly enough, as the 14 holographic cards went from orange/light blue to red/blue, Pujols, who was supposed to be red/blue, went to a dark red/purple.  It’s not what we intended but it actually looks pretty awesome so…#PurplePujols.

2017 Mid-Season Standard vs. 2017 Main Set Holo vs. 2017 Mid-Season Holo vs. 2017 Mid-Season Albert Pujols

The packs have been made to cover pre-orders and they’ll be processed and shipped by Saturday or Monday at the latest.  We already sold about half the Mid-Season cards we have just in pre-orders so if you haven’t ordered yet get on that ASAP.

Keen eyes will also notice some changes in our holographic cards from the 2017 main set to the Mid-Season Set.  Icons and the clutch meter are now foil.  The diamond is now white with a foil accent instead of completely foil.  We did this for two reasons: A) the full silver made the card a little dark overall and B) that large of a foil area was just asking to get scratched and nicked up.  Overall we feel these are our best looking cards yet, even if the color isn’t exactly what we wanted.


Tomorrow we will be announcing a contest regarding this set.  And in the next few weeks we will be revealing a community event that we think is really exciting.  Stay tuned!