Sister Mary Jo Sobieck Is Given Her Very Own Baseball Card
Last summer, Sister Mary Jo Sobieck became a viral sensation when she threw a perfect strike at a Chicago White Sox game. Now, a few months later, the nun has been placed on a 2019 Topps baseball card!
Sobieck is a member of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Illinois, and last week, she took the time to autograph 260 cards at the collectible’s debut. She then received $1,000 for being on the card, and she immediately donated all of the money to a scholarship fund at Marian Catholic High School, where she teaches.
MATCHING GIFT UNLOCKED!
Sister Mary Jo Sobieck has pledged a matching gift of $1,000 for her scholarship fund! This means that Sister will match all gifts made to Marian Catholic starting now, dollar-for-dollar, up to $1,000! Sister Mary Jo challenges you! #4Marian #GoSrMoJo
— Marian Catholic (@Marian_Catholic) April 8, 2019
Sobieck still can’t believe that she’s on a baseball card, saying that seeing her face on a baseball card “is so out there.”
“As a kid and athlete growing up, you always went to the store and bought the baseball cards and bubblegum,” she explained.
Sobieck also said that she sees a lot of parallels between religious life and sports.
“For me, religious life is also a team,” the nun said, adding that it requires “a lot of discipline, a lot of spiritual exercise.”
Sobieck became a viral sensation last summer when she was chosen to throw out the first pitch at a White Sox game because it was Marian Catholic Night at the park. She immediately won herself fans all over the world with her fun personality and a perfect pitch.
Mercy, Sister Mary Jo! pic.twitter.com/oM9jBDT5N7
— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) August 19, 2018
Find out more about Sister Mary Jo Sobieck and her baseball card in the video below!