If you haven’t been able to find the latest Hallmark sports ornament to hang on your Christmas tree, you’re not alone. In Pittsburgh, putting a hook on Ben Roethlisberger himself might be easier.
Dan Marino and Emmitt Smith were among the first to be issued back in the 1990s. Hallmark has continued issuing a new series of sports figures each Christmas season and each year it seems one is a little more popular than the others.
In 2005, it was Albert Pujols. This year, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger got the call from the ornament-maker and football fans–especially in Pittsburgh and West Virginia–have been trying to chase them down…often unsuccessfully.