Thursday, June 30, 2011

Celeb Jersey Cards #59 Jon Busch & Lee Archambault

This is a regular series which combines my passion for trading cards with my interest in celebs.  It's hot and my baseball teams are cold.  Therefore, I am looking forward to the hockey season and my Blackhawks!

Jon Busch has had a lengthy career as a goalkeeper for various teams in Major League Soccer.  He had a three year stint with the Chicago Fire, including the 2008 season in which he was the MLS Goalkeeper of the Year.  I wonder if he would do just as well putting them in the net for the Hawks.
Lee Archambault is a native of the Chicago area (Oak Park to be specific) and is a lifelong Hawks fan.  A while back, he traded in his spacesuit for a Hawks jersey for a mid-game promotion .  No, I won't make any jokes about putting the puck into space, but I will point out his jersey number.  Is it #11 or #19?  Actually, I believe it is neither.  I think it was #119, in honor of STS-119, Archambault's first mission as commander of a Space Shuttle.  While we will probably never see a triple-digit jersey number in pro sports (the XFL should have done it), at least we see one on a Celeb Jersey Card!

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