03 November 2014

the phillies' cb memorial patch

claire betz, one of the primary owners of the phillies, passed away prior to the start of the 2014 season.  as they had done in recent years when other members of the ownership group died, the team added a memorial patch to the left chest of their jerseys.  the 'cb' patch is visible on grady sizemore's 2014 topps update card
as well as that of antonio bastardo
but i'm keeping this target red parallel tony gwynn jr. card as the representative card in the memorial collection
betz inherited her shares of the ownership following the death of her husband john, the head of betz laboratories, in 1990.  she was by many accounts a 'hands-off' owner, and was 93 years old when she passed.

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