Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Gorgeous Portraits Highlight Set That Focuses on Italian-American Baseball Players

The National Ethnic Heritage Foundation and the Order of the Sons of Italy have teamed to produce a 100-card set that celebrates baseball's Italian-American Baseball Heroes. Available with a $49 donation, the 100-card set consists of original life-like oil portraits from a team working under the supervision of George Kotsovos.

The set has a print run of 10,000 and cards are printed with metallic gold foil. Card backs include biographical information and lifetime stats.

The checklist ranges from Hall of Famers like Joe Dimaggio and Roy Campanella to recent stars like Craig Biggio, John Smoltz, Mike Piazza and Jason Giambi.

You can make your donation here to receive the set. You can also go there to see a complete gallery of the paintings.

Here's a handful of what you can expect:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Whoa, those look really nice! Imagine that, a nice set without autographs, game-used, or gimmicks! :P