bob o'connor was the 58th mayor of pittsburgh. he began his term in january of 2006, and just a few months later was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer. he passed away on september 1, 2006. for the remainder of the season, the pirates wore a 'bob' patch on their jerseys. you can see it on brian rogers' 2007 upper deck card
along with the all-star game patch. sadly, o'connor was diagnosed just a day before his city hosted the midsummer classic. o'connor had mentioned the all-star game in his inaugural address as a motivator to 'redd up' the city, but he was unable to attend the game due to his illness.
this 2007 upper deck ultimate collection ian snell card