Ordered Sons of Italy produces card set

The rich history of Italian Americans in Major League Baseball is told for the first time in an educational and handsome set of 100 baseball cards, available now.
The cards, will be appreciated by collectors, baseball historians, and Americans of Italian origin, and celebrate not only the greatest names – Hall of Famers Joe DiMaggio, Ernie Lombardi, Tom Lasorda, Yogi Berra, Tony Lazzeri, Phil Rizzuto, Roy Campanella, and broadcaster Joe Garagiola, possible future Hall of Famers like Tony LaRussa, Joe Torre, Billy Martin, Ron Santo, Craig Biggio, Mike Piazza and Andy Pettitte, but such popular figures as Tony Conigliaro, Rocky Colavito, John Franco, Lee Mazzilli, Joe Pepitone, Mike Scioscia, Joe Girardi and Terry Francona.
Who has the most prominent roster? No doubt the Yankees, with Frank Crosetti, Joe DiMaggio, Yogi Berra, Phil Rizzuto, Billy Martin, Joe Pepitone, Dave Righetti, Jason Giambi, Andy Pettitte, Joe Torre, Joe Girardi and more. 
The cards are a product of the National Ethnic Heritage Foundation in partnership with the Order of Sons of Italy in America, with sets available for a $49 donation to the Sons of Italy Foundation, a 501 (c)3 charitable foundation. 
Only 10,000 sets have been produced, and each card features original oil portraits of the subjects by a team of artists supervised by the acclaimed George Kotsovos, (www.theworkofgeorgekotsovos.com)
In addition to a full color portrait on the front, the cards feature biographical information and lifetime statistics on the back. The five-color printing process includes metallic gold foil on 16- gauge stock, heavily coated with a UV inhibitor to prevent fading. The cards are handsomely packaged and shrink wrapped in a 5¾” x 7” x 1½” gift box.
The 100 subjects selected for the set were researched and selected by originally by consensus of  various experts and the with valued comments from the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame, as well as individual baseball historians. Included aside from players are former Baseball Commissioner Bart Giamatti, umpire Babe Pinelli, Arizona Diamondbacks founding owner Jerry Colangelo, and legendary Atlanta pitching coach Leo Mazzone, featured on his first ever card apart from minor league cards.
Also receiving his “first card” is Lewis Pessano “Buttercup” Dickerson, who broke into the major leagues in 1878 with the Cincinnati Red Stockings, making him the first Italian-American in the game.
Other familiar names are Dom and Vince DiMaggio, Bobby Valentine, Steve Sax, Vic Raschi, Dave Righetti, Jason Giambi, Sal Maglie, Frank Malzone, Gary Gaetti, Carl Furillo, Frank Crosetti, Jack Clark, Rick Cerone, Bernie Carbo, Dolph Camilli, Mark Belanger, Sal Bando, Johnny Antonelli and Barry Zito. And what set would be complete without collector’s favorite Don Mossi?
The cards are not sold commercially, and are available through the two websites – www.nehf.org and www.osia.org.  The donation is acknowledged with a fully tax deductible receipt from Order Sons of Italy Foundation. Discounts are available for three or more sets.

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