sparky anderson wasn't out of a managerial job for long following his firing by the cincinnati reds after the 1978 season. in june of 1979, he was hired to lead the detroit tigers, and he remained at the helm for 17 seasons. in 1984, sparky's tigers went 35-5 to open the season and never looked back, winning a world series title for the first time since 1968.
like the reds, the tigers wore a memorial patch for sparky on their right sleeves during the 2011 season following his death in november of 2010. you can see it on al alburquerque's 2011 topps update card
miguel cabrera's 2012 topps card
and alex avila's 2012 topps gypsy queen card
the card that gives the best look at it, however, is this 2012 topps heritage andy dirks card that i received from pat at hot corner cards