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Marty Appel sent over this fun product that recently came out. The National Ethnic Heritage Foundation has released an Italian American Baseball Heroes Card Set. This is a must for any baseball fan or card collector.

The Yankees seem to have more Italian stars than any other team. The set includes: Lazzeri, Crosetti, DiMaggio, Berra, Pepitone, Giambi, Torrre, Girardi, Rizzuto, Pettitte, Martin, etc.

ITALIAN AMERICAN BASEBALL HEROES CARD SET

The National Ethnic Heritage Foundation in partnership with the Order of Sons of Italy in America is proud to announce the first ever limited edition set of Heritage Cards honoring Italian American Baseball Heroes from the pioneer Buttercup Dickerson in 1878 to Dodger manager Joe Torre in 2009. This historic collectible box of 100 cards, made from original oil paintings commissioned specifically for this set, honors the Italian-Americans who contributed to making baseball America’s game. For some, this is their first ever card. For all, this is the most beautiful card ever issued. Everyone knows Joe DiMaggio, Phil Rizzuto, Tommy Lasorda, and Yogi Berra, but how many remember the other two fabulous DiMaggio brothers or Sam Mele, Manager of the Year in 1965? The backs of the cards are a treasure trove of Italian American baseball lore. (more…)

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