After Sobieck's pitch, Topps decided to place her on a baseball card in their Allen and Ginter series, which features baseball players along celebrities.
Patrick O'Sullivan, Topps Associate Brand Manager, told CNA that “Sister Mary Jo was a perfect fit for this particular product - 2019 Topps Allen and Ginter - in which we feature both baseball players and figures in the public eye. After her iconic first pitch at last year's White Sox game, we felt this was a great tribute to the moment.”
“Baseball is for everyone from every walk of life. That's what makes it so special and fun to be a fan,” O'Sullivan added, noting that Sobiek talked with Topps about her favorite ballplayer, Ken Griffey, Jr., and her childhood team, the Minnesota Twins.
Sobieck, 49, earned $1,000 for appearing on the card, which she intends to donate for a scholarship fund in her name at Marian Catholic High School.
Though her baseball card debut is complete, Sister Sobieck fans and memorabilia collectors will be waiting, most likely a while, for the release of that holy card.