Homage to a National Hero: Chicago Artist Designs Collectible Fauci Trading Cards
07/22/2020

Chicago artist David Stokes has combined his love of graphic design, politics and baseball to create a line of trading cards paying homage to Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Online PR News – 22-July-2020 – Chicago, IL – Combining his love of graphic design, politics and baseball – and in recognition of one of the most influential people of our time – artist David Stokes has introduced a new line of collectible cards to pay homage to Dr. Anthony Fauci, the no-nonsense infectious disease expert who has become a national icon and unlikely hero during the coronavirus pandemic. Stokes, who has lived in Chicago for 14 years, has worked in the advertising industry and currently is a senior media and design specialist for a leading educational publishing company.

Each card in the set, inspired by the look and feel of vintage baseball cards, features a different photo of Fauci on the front fun facts and statistics on the back; for example, he grew up making deliveries for his family’s Brooklyn pharmacy from the time he was old enough to ride a bike. Like traditional baseball cards, they are printed in full color (on 30% recycled card stock) and the set is packaged in a hinged acrylic case.

“Much like baseball, Dr. Fauci has given many Americans something to rally around during these challenging times,” said Stokes. “Watching him deliver his candid remarks has almost become a national pastime, a common thread among us,” he said. “I embarked on this project because I wanted to honor Dr. Fauci in a way that is both fun and enlightening, and since the late 19th century, trading cards have served as a connection between collectors and their beloved heroes. Here’s a scientist who’s almost 80, and who has drawn upon his experience advising the past five U.S. Presidents to change the trajectory of the national conversation about Covid-19 and save many lives.”

The Fauci cards are conversation starters today, and collectibles to be shared with future generations. “Like the newspapers saved from President Obama’s 2008 election victory, I can envision the cards being shared with children and grandchildren,” said Stokes. “We all will have coronavirus pandemic stories to pass on. Perhaps these cards will reinforce the position of scientists and health care workers as the heroes of tomorrow.”

To order a set of Fauci Fan Cards, visit http://www.etsy.com/shop/ProfessorOctocle.