Sunday, June 26, 2011

Celeb Jersey Cards #58 Artie Lange & Dennis Haskins

This is a regular series which combines my passion for trading cards with my interest in celebs.

It's time to check into the minor leagues and leading off is Artie Lange.  Lange is a comedian, actor and had been on the Howard Stern Show for years.  He is also a huge Yankees fan.  Unfortunately, Lange has battled his demons for years.  Much like several former major leaguers attempting comebacks, Lange is pictured with the Independent League Newark Bears.  I am quite sure Lange would be a better hitter than pitcher, but I also am sure that he did better on the mound than former radio mate Gary Dell'Abate.
Dennis Haskins has had a long and solid career.  He is perhaps best known for his role in the Saved By The Bell shows.  I am not sure about his connection to the Reading Phillies.  Maybe it stems from his time on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.  I am sure he was well-received in Reading, especially if he didn't bring Screech with him!