How to Make a Baseball Card Template

by Carl HoseUpdated September 28, 2017

Items you will need

  • computer

  • publishing software

  • camera

Baseballs cards are almost as iconic to American culture as the game itself. Baseballs cards have been avidly collected and traded by fans since the first cards began to surface in the mid 19th century. Baseball cards feature individual players as well as group shots of a baseball team. In addition, each card contains biographical and game statistic information about the players. Learn how you can make a template for a baseball card you can use to produce a set of baseball cards for the team you coach.

Use a desktop publishing program like Microsoft Publisher or Serif PagePlus, which is free (see resources). You can even use Microsoft Word. The typical baseball card is a rectangle 2 1/2 inches wide and 3 1/2 inches long. You can use the rectangle tool in your publishing software to create a square this size. Add a decorative frame around the square and use the text effect tool to write the name of your team on the bottom of the card. Reserve room at the top to insert the name of individual players.

Make another page just like the first, except this will be the back of your card. In a small font, approximately a size eight, write down all the baseball statistics that will be included on the back of the card. Make room for a short biography of the player as well.

On the first card, insert an image of one of the baseball players on your team.This photo will be replaced as you make cards for each member of your team. This photo is simply to be used as a placeholder. Write the name of the player at the top of the card. Again, this name is a placeholder. You will replace it with the names of the individual players on your team.

Save the front and back of your card as templates so you won't overwrite them as you make the cards you need for your team. You can save the cards to disc and take them to a printer. A local printer can print your cards on card stock, and you might even want to have them laminated for extra durability.


About the Author

Carl Hose is the author of the anthology "Dead Horizon" and the the zombie novella "Dead Rising." His work has appeared in "Cold Storage," "Butcher Knives and Body Counts," "Writer's Journal," and "Lighthouse Digest.". He is editor of the "Dark Light" anthology to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities.

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