Diehard White Sox fans will have a new way to show their South Side pride this season.
The team announced on Wednesday that 1,500 fans will be allowed to purchase a cardboard cutout of themselves to “sit” in the stands during Sox home games.
Show your FANtastic Face at Guaranteed Rate Field! Starting at 3:00 p.m., donate $49 to have your custom cutout on display for our first homestand.— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) July 8, 2020
A limited number of cutouts are available. All net proceeds will benefit @soxcharities.
The cutouts cost $49, with net proceeds benefiting White Sox charities. All fans need to do is submit their payment along with a photo and their contact information, and the White Sox will take care of the rest.
If you’re unsure what makes a great cardboard cutout photo, don’t worry, the team has you covered. They published a “FANtastic Faces” submission guide to help snap the perfect pic.
Other teams, like the Oakland A’s have launched similar campaigns. And cardboard cutouts have become a staple in Korean baseball as well.
— Phil Stiefel (@Beardaknowledge) May 10, 2020
Bat flip + cardboard cutout fans = KBO Saturdays pic.twitter.com/OKf0HqgjFe— Matthew Reichbach (@fbihop) May 10, 2020
Only question now: will cardboard vendors come around with cardboard hotdogs for those cardboard cutouts?