earlier today i showed a card that featured the black armband that the red sox wore after their longtime owner, tom yawkey, passed away in 1976. this post will focus on the memorial the red sox implemented following the death of his widow, jean r yawkey. mrs. yawkey took over ownership of the team following the death of her husband and remained the team's owner until she passed away in february of 1992. the team wore not a black armband, but rather a black stripe on their black sleeves with her initials in red above it.
this 1993 donruss triple play billy hatcher card is a good example
that viola card is nice because it features both home and away uniforms. speaking of uniform variety, the red sox also used white initials with the black stripe on their spring training jerseys, as modeled by tony pena on this 1993 upper deck card
joining pena in my memorials binder is this 1993 upper deck ellis burks card which gives us a full glimpse of the memorialtheir initials are featured in morse code.