Chicago Graphic Designer Designs Dr. Fauci Training Card Game

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HONOLULU (KHON2) — You’d have to check the records to be sure, but it’s probably safe enough to say that no baseball player has ever received his rookie card at age 79.

Doctor Anthony Fauci did.

A Chicago graphic designer has designed 10 baseball-inspired trading cards that honor the nation’s top infectious disease expert. David Stokes says he was inspired by Fauci’s leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Even though the cards show Fauci in his professional role, they come at a time when he transitioned to baseball. The doctor threw the first pitch last week to open the abbreviated 2020 Major League Baseball season.

Stokes says he’s already sold about 100 decks of cards for $16.50 on Etsy, and plans to print more.

“He seemed like a natural fit to create art and create something to recognize all that he does,” said card designer Stokes. “I just ordered another set. It seems to be moving well. I’m really touched by the love for Dr. Fauci and the cards.

Stokes has some competition from the big boys.

The Topps Company Inc. has printed its own card showing Fauci throwing the infamous pitch, and it has already become the best-selling card in Topps history.

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