tates, one A&G at a time.
But I digress. What if I were in charge of deciding what relic to slice up for each state? Well, in alphabetical order, here we go:
ALABAMA - Known as the cotton state, so, how about a piece of cotton? A puff of cotton straight from a plantation, of course, not some piece of fabric (leave that to the jersey swatches).
ALASKA - Alaska is a land of wilderness and water. So that leaves one of two things - the first baseball card with a piece of water, or even better, a pressed forget-me-not (the state flower).
ARIZONA - A land of desert, so this state will feature a cactus. There are some very pretty cacti out there - just be careful of the needles.
ARKANSAS - I'm feeling rambunctious, and Bill Clinton is from this state, so I think we need a piece of a cigar. Or a whole cigar. However we can make it fit.
CALIFORNIA - There are many things California is known for, but it stands out around the world as the home of Hollywood. Each card will contain a piece of movie film.
COLORADO - Most known for the Rocky Mountains, so a piece of rock brought from a summit will be inserted in every card.
CONNECTICUT - Home of Yale and rich people. At least, that's what most people think. In honor of the the school, a piece of ivy.
DELAWARE - Aside from government and education, the number one industry in Delaware is banking. Each card will contain an embedded piece of a credit card.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Not a state, but I'm including it anyway. Since this is the home of US Presidents, every card will be embedded with a president, in the form of shredded currency from the Federal Reserve. Perhaps we can arrange a deal to get just the corners showing $2. Yes $2.
FLORIDA - Old people and tourists. How about a piece of Mickey Mouse's ear from a Disney World costume! Or a false tooth from a genuine old person's dentures.
GEORGIA - Known as the Peach State, but I don't think a piece of fruit would last in a trading card. Coca-Cola comes from here, so a piece of an original Coca-Cola can will be inserted.
That's all for today - check tomorrow for another 10 states.