The baseball or trading card is a writing genre that requires only a small amount of informational/factual writing. Students can create cards and then exchange them with each other. A class could do a set of cards on composers or presidents or all sorts of things. This kind of writing is not intimidating because it involves a small amount of writing and the product is fun. It is easy for students to plagiarize on this--copy information verbatim from a website, so work with students on putting information in their own words for this project. You can print these out on regular paper or, if you are patient, you can learn to print these out on the business card stock (ten business cards to a page, perforations between each card so they can be separated after printing). Microsoft word has templates and the companies that create the business card stock (available at office supply stores) will tell you where to get templates that work with their particular pages.