Sunday, July 17, 2011

Celeb Jersey Cards #61 Guy Fieri & Jerry Rice

This is a regular series which combines my passion for trading cards with my interest in celebs.  Since I am out west to catch games in Oakland and San Francisco, I am featuring both of those teams today.

Guy Fieri was a young entrepreneur, selling his soft pretzels when he was in 5th grade.  About 15 years later, he opened Johnny Garlic's, his first restaurant.  Fieri became a Food Network star and an author of several cookbooks.  He remained true to his northern California home by donning an A's jersey when he tossed out a first pitch.  You don't ordinarily see kids on a baseball card, but Fieri is not ordinary and neither are Celebrity Jersey Cards.
Jerry Rice played 20 years in the NFl (16 with the San Francisco 49'ers).  Although he ended his Hall of Fame career with the Seattle Seahawks, Rice left his heart in San Francisco.  His Celebrity Jersey Card presented me with a dilemma.  Although he is clearly shown throwing a pitch, I made an executive decision and listed him as an outfielder.  Over his career, he proved he could catch anything.  Maybe the explanation could be that he pitched in some mop up relief.

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