Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Coal Region Canary
Coal Region CanaryCoal Region Canary

Local News

Someone Custom Painted a McFarlane Sports Figure to Look Like North Schuylkill’s Jaden Leiby

jaden leiby custom sports figure

This caught our eye Friday — someone custom painted a McFarlane Sports figure to look like North Schuylkill’s Jaden Leiby.

Check this out from 20-2 Custom Sports Figures:

You’ll remember, Jaden Leiby is the North Schuylkill football player who was seriously injured during a game last Fall. Recently, his progress on what’s expected to be a long road to recovery, was documented by local media. And Leiby recently was able to attend his team’s season ending banquet.

The company 20-2 Custom Sports doesn’t say much about the figure it created of Leiby. But what we do know is that someone commissioned this company to create it, likely to honor the North Schuylkill football player.

Custom McFarlane Sports Figures

If you’re not familiar with McFarlane Sports figures, they’re the incredibly life-like plastic figures often representing superstars in a variety of sports. While they have their own space in the collector market, they’re also very popular for custom jobs like this.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

20-2 Custom Sports is hardly the only company out there repainting McFarlane Sports figures. You can check out what’s available online as far as this company and its competition.

But here’s how it works, in general, with all of these artists.

You have a sports star you’d like to honor but it’s likely they don’t have a figure created of them. Contact one of these companies and tell them who you’d like to honor. They’ll match you up with one of the McFarlane figures available and they’ll hand paint the original to look like your favorite player.

These tweets show you how one figure becomes another:

These custom figures are popular gifts to high school or youth sports players as well as the local stars of the past as a way of helping them relive and capture their glory days on the field or court.


Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Subscribe to Coal Region Canary

Get email updates from Coal Region Canary by becoming a subscriber today. Just enter your email address below to get started!

News Tips?

Let us know of news happening in your area. Use our NEWS TIPS ENTRY FORM
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

Local Weather

How much are we really going to get? Some say it's still too soon to tell.

Local Weather

Slightly more snow expected for Schuylkill County.

PA News

Flights arriving in the cover of night to NEPA.

Schuylkill County Man

Backfiring vehicle mistaken for gunshot.

Local News

We're awaiting police details on this investigation.

Pennsylvania Politics

Insert screaming liberal meme here.