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Celebrative Sticker #73: Baseball Legend TORO RINALDI!

Released in the Baseball Legend box set on the occasion of the presentation in Parma, September 2023, the solidarity sticker of the great Bolognese champion of the national team and Fortitudo is back available, the Celebrative Sticker #73 is Alberto “Toro” Rinaldi.

It is a different sticker from Celebrative Sticker #12, fans must have both. If the first honored the champion in his career with the clubs, the second celebrated his having been, for many years, among the absolute protagonists of the Italian national baseball team.

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.

BASEBALL LEGENDS FOR THE “ADOTTA CON LA FIGURINA” PROJECT!

With this solidarity sticker 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 #73 – Sticker + Folder

1st edition numbered 108 copies
(coming soon)

Free offer starting from 7,00€ 
+ shipping (for Europe 10,00€)
Choose 2 different Celebrative
Free offer starting from 10,00€
 + shipping (for Europe 10,00€)

Box set with all 15 Celebrative Stickers
(folder numbers are random)
Baseball Legends – Parma 5/9/73
only 50,00

How to contribute:

  • Bank transfer: 
    Bank:Emil Banca – Credito Cooperativo 
    Branch:Borgo Panigale, Bologna Italia 
    IBAN:IT82 Y070 7202 4000 0000 0427 519 
    BIC:ICRAITRRTS0 
    For purchases by bank transfer, please always follow an email to figurineforever@gmail.com
  • Paypal to the address only figurineforever@gmail.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
  • On Ebay https://www.ebay.it/str/figurineforeverofficial

COMING SOON!
(1st numbered edition 1-108, copies available 98/108)

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.


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