Black Armbands and Memorial Patches

by fedoratipper - 228 cards (Last updated on May 30, 2019)

1. 1990 Score #207 Shawn Collins

83- Brad Beckman
73- Ralph Norwood

10. 2014 Topps #379 Gerardo Parra

19-Hotshot Firefighters



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

Great work on the list. I really like that you labeled them as to who they were for, especially as some are really hard to see on the scans.

Here's a couple NBA ones for you: Pistol 7 for Pete Maravich Flag and banner, worn by all NBA teams during 2001-02 season for 9/11 victims 20 for Maurice Lucas 42 for Nate Thurmond

and a couple for NASCAR 28 Davey Allison 51 Neil Bonnett

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. 

May 22, 2018 - 2:15AM

The Cubs wore Harry Caray on their right sleeve in 1998 as you've indicated, but they also wore a Hey Hey patch on their left sleeve after August in 1998. Since it wasn't there long there aren't many cards with the patch. Hard to see on this Mark Grace Sports Illustrated card, but it's there above the Cub patch on his left sleeve.

May 22, 2018 - 2:29AM

Here's the actual patch on a 1998 Kurt Miller Cubs jersey from a Mears auction.

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May 22, 2018 - 5:13PM

@Lerxst2112 Thanks! I didn’t notice that at first. I’ll update it.

Oct 22, 2018 - 1:16PM

Jake deGrom's All-Star card has a nice shot of the Mets Rusty Staub memorial patch

Oct 29, 2018 - 9:24PM

@stevejrogers Thanks. I'll add it.

May 17, 2019 - 9:31PM
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May 18, 2019 - 11:25PM

@stevejrogers Thank you! I'll add them all.

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