Earlier this week, Matt Sebek was pleased to join ESPN and discuss the origin of the Rookies product and what’s in store for the custom baseball card creator. On the show, Sebek said he views the Rookies app as a fan-centric application where users can put their own face — or that of a loved one — on a baseball card.
View the entire interview below.
ST. LOUIS – April 29, 2014 – Rookies, the app that allows users to create and print their own baseball cards announced a partnership with the Atlanta Humane Society this morning.
On Sunday, the Humane Society attended the annual “Bark in the Park” event at Turner Field in Atlanta, Georgia. While they’re known to bring smiles and wagging tails to every event they attend, this year the Humane Society came equipped with additional goodies for Braves fans – custom Rookies baseball cards featuring adoptable cats and dogs.
“Many times, people think of shelter animals as damaged goods,” says Karla Slocumb, Marketing Manager of Atlanta Humane Society. “We think of them as superstars. Through the Rookies app, we are able to really showcase their personalities and talents. Our adoptable animals are healthy, friendly, and able- bodied. The baseball cards are just a creative way to show that to the world.”
Rookies has already printed over 500 packs of custom cards for the Humane Society and is working to roll the concept out for additional “Bark in the Park” events at MLB stadiums. For more information on the Altanta Humane Society, please visit atlantahumane.org.
Matt Sebek stopped by KMOV’s “Great Day Saint Louis” with Virginia Kerr on October 8th to talk “Rookies”, leading up to Game 5 of the 2013 NLDS.
Check out the segment below.