Happy Birthday “Toro”! On the occasion of Alberto Rinaldi’s 75th birthday, we are excited and happy to announce the Celebrative Sticker #12, dedicated to one of the greatest Italian baseball players of all time. In this way, we are equally satisfied, this splendid sport also becomes part of our solidarity stickers.
Alberto Rinaldi spent a good part of his career wearing the Fortitudo jersey. Bologna is his city, where he lived and still lives, with that splendid interlude in the USA, in Cincinnati. Toro brought a little bit of the USA to Bologna among the first, but there are many reasons, given his wonderful career, to define him “beyond any reasonable doubt” (just to be American a bit..) a legend.
Toro was born in Bologna on 27-7-1946, with Fortitudo Bologna he won league titles and the Champions Cup. He also played in Parma, where he met his future wife Janet. He has the most runs scored in the league in 1967 and 1969. He was the season leader in home runs in 1966 (12), has 56 international caps. Better than Robert De Niro won 5 Oscars (of Baseball): 1962 best young player, 1963 and 1964 best infielder, 1966 best hitter, 1967 most useful player.
In Parma, in that unforgettable match, he was there.
Parma, 5 September 1973, the last day of the 1st Intercontinental Cup, the Italian national team faces the USA, with great public success. It would seem “David against Goliath”, for Italian baseball born 25 years earlier, to face the American masters. Final score 6-5 with a deciding home run by Vic Luciani in the extra inning. The blue baseball legends won.
For this reason, the second edition of Toro Rinaldi’s solidarity card is different from the first and celebrates his career in the blue shirt and his participation in that night as legends.
TORO RINALDI FOR THE “ADOTTA CON LA FIGURINA” PROJECT!
With this solidarity card it will be possible to support the “Adotta con la Figurina” project where Figurine Forever engages annually in different solidarity projects.
ALBERTO “TORO” RINALDI
Celebrative Sticker # 12 – Sticker + Folder
1st edition (Fortitudo) numbered 99 copies
from 1 to 99
2nd edition (Italy) numbered 108 copies
from 100 to 208
How to contribute:
- Bank transfer:
Bank:Emil Banca – Credito Cooperativo
Branch:Borgo Panigale, Bologna Italia
IBAN:IT82 Y070 7202 4000 0000 0427 519
For purchases by bank transfer, please always follow an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Paypal to the address only email@example.com, with Paypal the price per card is € 1.00 more
- IN THE CAUSAL ALWAYS INSERT: WHICH CARD YOU WANT TO BUY AND YOUR ADDRESS FOR SHIPMENT, PLEASE BEFORE TO PAY ALWAYS POSTAGE COSTS FROM ITALY TO YOUR COUNTRY
(1st edition numbered 1-99, copies available 14/99)
(2nd edition numbered 100-108, copies available 81/108)
the folders of the solidarity stickers are numbered, the number you receive is random. The choice of the specific number is a pre-sale service only and only for the members of Figurine Forever
An unnumbered version was also printed, mainly used for distribution to people involved in this project.
The copy number 20 was not put up for sale but donated to Toro Rinaldi.