The Costacos Collection and digital artist Mike Campau are proud to partner with one of the most respected legends in professional sports, New York and San Francisco Giants center fielder Willie Mays. The 90th Birthday Celebration Drop takes place on Sunday, October 24, as an ode to Willie’s iconic number and two days before the start of MLB’s World Series, the MVP Award for which is named after Mays.
Willie will be donating all proceeds from the drop to his Say Hey Foundation’s effort to honor the people who gave him a start in life, by establishing a baseball academy for underprivileged youth where he grew up in Alabama, and to restore the historic baseball facilities at Rickwood Field where Willie started his career with the Negro League Birmingham Black Barons. Mays said, “I’ve never forgotten the people who supported me, taught me, and helped me find my way. I want every child to have the same chances that I had, and this gives me a way to do that starting in my original hometown. Rickwood was the first place I ever got to see professional ballplayers, and I want these kids to learn the game and be inspired the way I was.” Rickwood Field itself serves as a central theme of the drop’s art.
Dropping October 24 on NiftyGateway
To read all the details and stories behind the pieces go to: