Saturday, November 5, 2011

Celeb Jersey Cards #77 Will Smith and Kobe Bryant

This is a regular series which combines my passion for trading cards with my interest in celebs.  It also helps to sharpen my PhotoShop skills.  The pictures are real though, but the cards are not.
On Monday the Bears play the Philadelphia Eagles.  I'll give the Eagles their due today, because there will be no love for them tomorrow!

The Fresh Prince was born and raised in West Philadelphia, at least according to the theme song of the Fresh Prince tv show.  Actually Will Smith was born in West Philly.   In the series, the Fresh Prince moved out to LA.  Life imitates art as Smith also headed west as his career skyrocketed.  Even so, he hasn't turned his back on Philly as evident by the card below.  The card design and picture cropping left little of the Eagles jersey visible, but enough for Smith to appear on his first Celebrity Jersey Card.
Kobe Bryant is also a native Philadelphian, as is his father Jellybean Joe Bryant, a former NBA player with the 76ers among other teams.  Kobe was born during Joe's time with the 76ers.  I am not a big fan of Kobe, but I have to give him credit for wearing Donovan McNabb's #5 on his Eagles jersey and his Celebrity Jersey Card.

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