I think we can all agree that COVID has changes things severely throughout 2020 and now into 2021. I’ve posted in the past about how it has effected theme parks and in my mind more importantly how they have adjusted once they were allowed to reopen. Professional sports was no different during this difficult time and some were able to adapt better than others. The NHL decided to delay their season, the NBA had their season in a secure bubble within Walt Disney World property, and then there was Major League Baseball (MLB).
Due to the pandemic the MLB and Players Association agreed to a shortened regular season of just 60 games instead of the regular 162 games. Then there was a modified post-season in protective “bubble” environments to try and limit the chances of further outbreak. Fans were not permitted to attend games during the regular season, but it was then announced that fans would be able to attend the National Championship series and World Series games at 25% capacity limitations.
The 116th World Series was between the American League champs Tampa Bay Rays, and the National League champs Los Angeles Dodgers and started with game 1 on October 20th, 2020.
The World Series was played entirely at the Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas a neutral site also used for the National League Championship series.
The series went back and forth through the first 4 games with each team winning two games, then games 5 and 6 were won by the Los Angeles Dodgers taking the series and becoming World Series Champions for the first time in 32 years.
To celebrate this victory fellow TEC memberJamie Bennett come up with an idea for a special elongated design. Hi daughter Kami came up with the artwork which is really fantastic, and they had some assistance from another TEC member Oded Paz who rolled the coins. They offered a few different denomination sets through The Elongated Collector Facebook group and I immediately reached out to place an order. I opted for the 6 denomination set which includes a Cent, Nickel, Dime, Quarter, Kennedy Half dollar and Golden Dollar coins.
This is a fantastic set and I’m so happy Jamie and his daughter put so much work into this and made them available to fellow collectors. We have such a fantastic community that just really enjoy sharing the passion for this hobby with others. I’m not sure if there are any additional sets still available but if you are interested please feel free to reach out to Jamie at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire.
Have an amazing week and Keep on Pressing!