My husband, Rick, has been a St. Louis Cardinal fan since he was a little boy. He remembers an October when he was in 7th grade, walking to get his lunch in Lawton, Oklahoma, listening to the World Series on a transistor radio. The Cards won that series in 1967 and Red Schoendienst was the manager of the team. Red had had his own successful career playing in the major league for the Cards, the Braves, the Giants, and then back to the Cards to finish in 1963. He was inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame in 1989 and the Cards retired his number "2" in 1996. Kind of a big deal.
Rick was recently gifted with a baseball which Red Schoensdienst signed, just for him. It was an incredibly thoughtful gift and couldn't have been given to a more appreciative fan. I saw that little boy in Rick's eyes as he told me about it.
This is the thank you card I made for Rick to send. The picture of of Red's 1965 Topps baseball card is slipped into a cabinet card and I added a few embellishments to enhance the cardinals theme. Tim's embellishments made this SO easy. The Stencil Mark Metal Clips "2" was just the thing, Vellum Ephemera, Pen Nibs (LOVE those - I can't find a project these don't work on), an "authentic" Word Band and "one of a kind" Remnant Rub. I layered the cabinet card onto a folded note card.
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