Frequently Asked Questions
- Who is Nathan Rueckert?
- What is The Baseball Seams Company?
- Do you accept credit card payments?
- What is Paypal.com?
- Why are there only 11 stripes on your American flags?
- How in the world did you come up with this idea?
- What is your refund policy?
Who is Nathan Rueckert ?
Nathan Rueckert is a baseball enthusiast and former lefty relief pitcher at Truman State University. In 2001, while in college, he created a way to express his love for America and for baseball - an American flag made from cutting up a few tattered baseballs. Shortly thereafter, he created The Baseball Seams Company, obtained copyrights, launched a web site, and began selling his artwork on retail and wholesale markets. Rueckert obtained his Bachelors degree in Accounting from Truman State and spends his days working at a brokerage firm in the Finance department. Nathan is an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and resides in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
What is The Baseball Seams Company?
The Baseball Seams Co. is a limited liability corporation created by Nathan Rueckert. The business is operated out of his home in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Do you accept credit card payments?
Yes, credit card payments are accepted through Paypal, an eBay owned company (www.paypal.com). It takes just 2 minutes to create a Paypal account for payment. By signing up you receive a $5 credit towards your account! In addition to credit card payments, Paypal allows you to send direct bank account transfers at the click of a button.
What is Paypal.com?
According to their website, Paypal builds on the existing financial infrastructure of bank accounts and credit cards to create a global, real-time payment solution. They deliver a product ideally suited for small businesses, online merchants, individuals and others currently underserved by traditional payment mechanisms. They seek to become the global standard for online payments, offering their service to users in 37 countries including the United States. Paypal has over 12 million registered users, including more than 2.2 million business accounts. Their account base is growing by an average of 18,000 accounts per day, with virtually no traditional sales or marketing. Some recent awards include: PC Magazine's Top 100 Websites, Time Magazine's Best Cybertech 2000, and Forbes' Favorite Paying by E-mail.
Why are there only 11 stripes on your American flags?
No disrespect of the American flag is intended by excluding two stripes from the artwork. Simply stated, an 11-stripe flag can be made evenly from three baseballs and fits nicely on an 8"x10" matboard backing. On a side note, for those counting, many more than fifty stars are represented in each artwork as well.
How in the world did you come up with this idea?
This actually is quite the popular question. In Fall of 2001, Rueckert's college roommate was given a baseball seam bracelet as a gift from a friend. Rueckert decided to try and make a bracelet himself and even added velcro to make it more user-friendly. One day, he stretched the bracelet out on his desk and thought it looked similar to a red stripe of an American flag. The rest, as they say, is history. The first flag Rueckert produced is the image seen in the America's Game lithograph prints and t-shirts. Rueckert immediately pursued a copyright and shortly thereafter took the first steps in creating The Baseball Seams Company.
What is your refund policy?
At Baseball Seams Co., the customer always comes first. We guarantee that the quality of products will leave each customer 100% satisfied with his or her shopping experience.
If for any reason you are not satisfied with a product, return it within 2 weeks of product delivery for a full refund - no questions asked.