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America’s Printed Pastime

Boys of Summer 

Although recent weather feels more like football season, it’s time to break out your favorite team’s jersey or hat, head down to the ballpark, and enjoy nine innings – Cubbies or Pale Hose.

Even if you’re not a diehard, there is something special about spring and taking in a ballgame. Beyond the crack of the bat, buzz of the crowd or 7th inning stretch, what better way to remember that magical summer day than bringing home a souvenir?

Four Scorecard and Seven Years Ago

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Die Cut Cushing Baseball Glove and Ball

As a kid, my Uncle would take me to Wrigley Field and we would buy a scorecard. What followed was that rite of passage of learning to keep score.  I recall many K’s on those scorecards; typical Cubs. (really hope Theo has a plan). Oops, back on target.

As I got older, he would buy a program and I’d read about players before the game. This was how I would choose favorites for a particular season. (I was a big fan of Shawn Dunston and Ryne Sandberg.)

To this day, these are prominent memories and I realize that a lot of them involve printed media (not to mention the stacks of Donruss, Topps and Fleer cards taking up too much space in the basement). Or the scores of Score cards – remember that brand?

Whether a scorecard, program or ticket stub, there is some piece of printed material I was able to take home to remember that day.

7th Inning Stretched Canvas

Most material at today’s games can be printed by Cushing.

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Couldn’t find a Cubbies World Series Banner

  • We can print that purchased program: full bleed and saddle stitch it on our second floor.
  • The scorecard? No problem, how about double sided card stock cut to a custom size?
  • Those cool wall graphics on the outfield fences?  Adhesive vinyl applied directly to the wall.
  • Cutout of your favorite player to take a picture with?  Our Zund cutter can carve that out.
  • The team van driving through the parking lot with their logo wrapped on it. Yep, we can print and wrap your vehicle the same way.

Heading to your favorite stadium, take a look around. You will be amazed at all of the printed materials that fill up that ball park. Who knows, maybe you will come across something that sparks an idea for your next project.

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Cubs Sox Die Cuts Do Look Peaceful on the Table

If that’s the case, give Cushing a call and we would love to help bring that idea to life.

Enjoy your summer and go Cubs!



Tom Cradick

Tom Cradick was born and raised in Chicago and a proud member of Cushing. One of Cushing’s On-Site Service Center Managers,  his primary responsibilities include maintaining several different types of printing equipment, coordinating large print orders, helping clients with daily print concerns and making sure the clients at his location remain happy. As an employee of Cushing for nearly 9 years, Tom‘s role is continuously expanding and recently, he has contributed to the company blog.

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