They’re one part trading card, one part photo and one part Fathead.
They’re ChickPicSticks and they are the newest collectible — and one of very few for traditional collectors — for National Pro Fastpitch softball and they arrived last week for 13 of the league’s top stars including past dominator Monica Abbott, who recently signed the first million-dollar contract in the six-team league.
The images are available in three sizes with prices starting at $3.99.
Among the players included are Abbott, Emily Allard, Jill Barrett, Lauren Chamberlain, Lexie Elkins, Sami Fagan, Lauren Haeger, Kelly Kretschman, Kelley Montalvo, Keilani Ricketts, Sierra Romero, Kristyn Sandberg and Jaclyn Traina.
Abbott, a former Tennessee star playing for the Scrapyard Dogs, led the league with an 18-1 record with an 0.72 ERA and 167 strikeouts in 125 innings of work this season, while Kretschman, a former Alabama star playing for the USSSA Pride, won the league’s first Triple Crown with a .466 batting average, 13 homers and 45 RBI in 48 games in her 11th season as a pro.
The smallest versions are 8.5-by-5.5 inches and are $3.99, while an 18-by-36 is $42.99 and a 36-by-72 is $94.99.
They can be found on the league’s website and, according to the league, a limited supply will be available at the 2016 NPF Championship Series, which starts on Friday in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
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