Topps Living Set #235, Mike Piazza
You can order the Mike Piazza TLS card here
Topps obviously had this planned for weeks, if not months, and I applaud them for selecting Piazza this week in their TLS release.
For those of you who don't remember, the New York Mets hosted the Atlanta Braves at Shea Stadium in the first baseball game in NYC after the 9/11 attacks, w/ Piazza hitting the game winning HR.
What a awesome way to honor the memory of that day eighteen years ago, when a nation came together with our National Pastime when we needed it most.
🇺🇸 Like I said, there are times when Topps hits a HR with its cards, and this is most definitely one of those times, and this card is a must have for my TLS Collection.
Never Forget! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
Play Ball! ⚾️
I talked about 9/11 with my classes today... and mentioned how sports played a role in bringing our country together. I brought up President Bush throwing out the first pitch of one of the World Series games and how it garnered chants of USA, USA, USA. But I somehow completely left out the Piazza home run. I'll make sure to bring him up to my next year's students.ReplyDelete