Black Armbands and Memorial Patches

by fedoratipper - 178 cards (Last updated on Jan. 3, 2018)

52. 2003 SP Authentic #53 Jim Edmonds

DK57- Daryl Kile

53. 2014 Topps Update #US-17 Yangervis Solarte

19-Tony Gwynn
JC-Jerry Coleman

54. 2014 Topps #289 Matt Thornton

B Strong- Boston Marathon Bombing victims

55. 2000 Topps #149 Andy Sheets

26- Gene Autry

57. 1994 Ultra #42 Felix Fermin

52- Tim Crews
31- Steve Olin

58. 1993 Pinnacle #201 Chuck Finley

DJ- Derron Johnson

59. 1995 Ultra #270 Andrew Lorraine

50-Jimmie Reese

60. 2010 Topps #130a Vladimir Guerrero

34- Nick Adenhart



Jul. 13, 2017 - 11:02PM

Amazing list! Unless I missed it there are Detroit Tigers wearing EH in 2011 for Ernie Harwell.

Also, Yankees wore 8 on their arm last year for Yogi Berra.

Chicago Bears have GSH for George Stanley Halas, Sr.

Detroit Lions now have WCF on their jerseys for William Clay Ford, Sr.

Maybe you had these and I missed it.


Jul. 14, 2017 - 9:06AM
Billy Kingsley
Jul. 14, 2017 - 8:55PM

@dsorek Thanks! I'll add them. I didn't add the GSH since that's basically part of their uniform for a long time.

@Billy Kingsley I'll make sure to add those too. I completly forgot all about the NBA!

Jul. 16, 2017 - 9:18AM
Billy Kingsley

I know I've seen some more NBA ones, but I don't remember what cards they are on. When I come across them I will give you some links. One to watch for in the coming season, the Detroit Red Wings wore an I on their shoulder near the end of the season for the team owner, who died during the year. Thanks again for doing this list, and so comprehensively! 

Jul. 16, 2017 - 4:03PM

@Billy Kingsley You're welcome! If you come across them, I'll be happy to add them. I'll keep on eye on the Red Wings cards.

Jul. 18, 2017 - 10:29AM
Billy Kingsley

Here's a card that shows the 42 in the yellow band for the Warriors better than the one I gave you

Jul. 18, 2017 - 10:29AM
Billy Kingsley

Here's a card that shows the 42 in the yellow band for the Warriors better than the one I gave you

Jul. 18, 2017 - 11:57AM

@Billy Kingsley Thanks! I just added it.

Jul. 20, 2017 - 2:29PM
Billy Kingsley

Here's one on a card I just got: Plaid circle with 77 is for coach Jack Ramsay

Jul. 23, 2017 - 7:43AM

@Billy Kingsley I just added it along with some other ones. Thanks!

Jul. 23, 2017 - 4:46PM

Here's another one for you.  The Vancouver Canucks jerseys had the words Babe on them in the late 80s in memory of Babe Pratt.

Great list by the way!!

Jul. 23, 2017 - 8:32PM

@DanD Thanks! I'll add it right now. I'm glad you like it.

Aug. 1, 2017 - 2:19AM
Billy Kingsley

Found another: Los Angeles Lakers wore JB in honor of Jim Buss, the team owner. The Steve Nash card in the same set also shows the patch on a different color jersey.

Aug. 1, 2017 - 1:05PM

The Royals are wearing a small black patch on their right sleeves these season.  The patch reads: ACE in memory of Yordano Ventura, who died during the offseason.  I looked on the Topps Now cards and the only place you can see it very well is card #385.

Great list!  Super idea.  I enjoyed going through it.

Sep. 29, 2017 - 10:16PM
Billy Kingsley

Correction on my part- it was Jerry Buss who died that the Lakers honored, Jim is his son and still very much alive.

Oct. 17, 2017 - 11:15PM
Billy Kingsley
Jan. 3, 2018 - 4:54PM

Unless I missed it, all NFL players wore GU63 patches in the 2008 season to honor Gene Upshaw.

Jan. 3, 2018 - 8:41PM

@C2Cigars I forgot that one! I'll add it now. Thanks for the suggestion. 

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