A reader recently sent me an email with link to a story and suggested it might be something worth reading, it was an article about the “Greatest Moments In Sports” for Chicago and I thought how neat it would be to go through the greatest moments for a city but in card form. Instead of just picking moments I thought it might be fun to tie a card in to that moment, something like a special rookie card, hard to find autograph or even a card with an image from the specific game.
I started thinking about other cities that have had great sports moments, the Championships and come back stories, the “David vs. Goliath” moments and amazing feats and records. Our hobby is built on these moments so they connect so effortlessly. I may try to put together a list for some of the major sporting cities where there always seems to be a “Greatest Moment” happening.
The Chicago story is pretty interesting because some of the selections seem obvious like the 1940 Chicago Bears NFL Championship Game or Super Bowl XX, Michael Jordan’s first Championship in 1991, the Cubs and White Sox World Series Titles and the Blackhawks 2010 Stanley Cup win but there were some unexpected moments too like Joakim Noah’s basket in triple OT of Game 6 versus the Celtics in the first round of the 2009 NBA Playoffs and the Cubs “Rally Hat” game in 1979 versus the Phillies when they were down 21-9 in the fifth inning and won 23-22 with 11 homers and 50 hits.
If you are a fan of Chicago sports it is definitely a unique view on the city’s greatest sports moments, here is a link to the story. Hopefully I can put together moments for other cities too, I figure trying to work out the events and tie in the cards will take some time but it would be a labor of love.