earlier today i posted about the memorial patch that the twins wore during the 2007 season to honor their long time play-by-play broadcaster herb carneal who had passed away just before the start of the season. i also lamented the lack of cards featuring photos of twins playing in the metrodome. one such card that i didn't show in that post was this 2009 upper deck joe mauer card.
it features a photo of mauer from 2007, since the carneal patch is there on his right sleeve. however, this card is in my memorials binder because of the emblem on the helmet. it's a modified interstate shield for i-35w, the route that travels through minneapolis, and the route on which the bridge over the mississippi river collapsed on the evening of august 1 not too far from the metrodome. thirteen people died in the collapse. here's another photo of mauer showing the sticker on his helmet.