It was Marian Catholic Night at Guaranteed Rate Field last August, and Sister Mary Jo Sobieck took the field to throw the first pitch for the Chicago White Sox.
The teacher from Marian Catholic High School in Chicago Heights bounced the baseball off her bicep, threw a strike, and became a national star.
In the latest stop on her journey to fame, Sobieck is appearing on a baseball card that will be sold in Topps trading card packs as a part of their Allen and Ginter series. The series features baseball players alongside celebrities and famous figures from other sports.
Sobieck said Topps is paying her $1,000, which she plans to donate to a scholarship fund at Marian Catholic High School that’s named after her. Topps plans to release Sobieck’s cards on July 17.
And some of the cards will even come with a “relic”: a piece of one of Sobieck’s veils.
Edited and Shortened from Source: Wbez News by Lauren Frost.