Coolest Perk of Little League World Series Stardom: Your Own Baseball Cards

Ah, to be a precocious athletic talent willing to sacrifice pre-teen summers for sport. First, the kids from Chula Vista, California stormed through the Little League World Series. Now, thanks to Upper Deck, they've gotten one sweet honor: Their own baseball cards. ↵
↵⇥To celebrate their big win, all 12 members of the team known as the Blue Bombers received their own Upper Deck baseball cards. Each player received 250 cards at an autograph signing and pizza party held at the Hall of Champions at San Diego's Balboa Park.⇥ ↵⇥

↵⇥"This is great," shortstop Andy Rios said to a local TV station. "People have been asking us for autographs ever since we won, but I never thought we'd get our own Upper Deck trading cards."⇥ ↵⇥

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↵They have 250 copies of their own presumably not-for-sale pre-rookie cards and they have the corporate sponsorship shout-outs down? They're totally going to be the coolest kids in their middle school. And Luke Ramirez will probably be able to sell his cards for billions of dollars when he breaks every baseball record ever. (That's totally happening, too. Did you see how good he was in Williamsport?) ↵

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↵If anyone needs me, I will be in a van down by the river. Don't mind the smoke: I'm just burning my cards for warmth. ↵

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↵(H/T to Joe Sports Fan) ↵

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This post originally appeared on the Sporting Blog. For more, see The Sporting Blog Archives.

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