Wednesday, October 5, 2016

still watching for patches and armbands

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
from the 20-card pack of 2016 topps heritage and high numbers i purchased recently.  jackson, who was new to the chisox this season, is wearing the 'eddie' memorial patch on his right sleeve. the white sox added this patch to their uniforms this year to honor co-owner eddie einhorn who passed away this past february from complications due to a stroke. he was 80 years old.

here's another view of the patch, as it was worn during the all-star game,
courtesy of chris sale's 2016 topps update card.

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.

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