Straight Outta Cooperstown

9 Rap Stars Reimagined On Baseball Cards

America's pastime meets America's rap rhymes.

Imagine if your favorite rappers had their own baseball cards? Well, Straight Outta Cooperstown turned that idea into a reality.

The Tumblr account posts baseball cards reimagined with the likes of Eminem, Jay Z and 2Pac. The idea came from Baltimore's Zac Milner and Minnesota's Cori Johnson -- two writers who live in New York. They spoke with MTV News on Wednesday (July 22) about creating the Tumblr account.

"We came up with the idea a few months ago, with the goal of publishing it right before the Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony [in Cooperstown, New York]," Zack told MTV News. "The fact that the movie 'Straight Outta Compton' is coming out soon was a nice bonus."

Here's a look at some of the cards Zac and Cori have worked on:

  1. Eminem As Bob Lemon
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  2. Jay Z As Casey Stengel
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  3. Kendrick Lamar As Paul Molitor
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  4. Lil Wayne As Wade Boggs
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  5. The Notorious B.I.G. As Joe Torre
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  6. Tupac As Lou Brock
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  7. Cam'ron As Ron Santo
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  8. Nas As Carl Yastrzemski
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  9. Andre 3000 As Andre Dawson
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Zac elaborated on the creative process behind making the cards:

"The process of making [them] involves some combination of wordplay with names, searching for the best cards/rapper photos to combine, and scouring the internet for relevant baseball lyrics," he explained. "We definitely wanted to limit it to actual Hall of Fame players and rappers worthy of that title (which, as with Cooperstown, is always up for debate)."