as the death of jose fernandez has reminded us, baseball is not immune to the realities of life. some may see it as morbid, but i appreciate teams that recognize the passing of people important to the franchise, the fans, or the sport itself. i've got a running list of such memorials at my want list, along with links to most of the cards that i've come across displaying the armbands or patches that i keep in my collection.
for the record, i had planned this post prior to the news of fernandez's death thanks to the fact that i pulled this austin jackson card
here's another view of the patch, as it was worn during the all-star game,
there were a few teams that wore memorials this past season, and i'll try to show them all (as well as some from last season that i didn't post at garveyceyrusselllopes) as cards become available.