This is a regular feature which combines my passion for trading cards with my interest in celebs. After winning the Stanley Cup two years ago, the Hawks slumped a bit last season, but are in first place as of this writing. Today's Celebrity Jersey Cards features two champions who hopefully will inspire the Hawks to reclaim their championship swagger.
Ashley Bond was Miss Illinois USA for 2009. Bond is a former member of the Chicago LuvaBulls. She also writes a health blog called Body By Bond. Bond wore jersey #09 for the year she won her Miss Illinois title. She also wore her crown, which is a first on Celebrity Jersey Cards.
Erin O'Connor was Miss Illinois in 2009, but this was for the Miss America pageant (as opposed to Bond's Miss USA pageant). (I can't be the only one to find that confusing.) O'Connor had previously been Miss Macomb (IL). Like Bond, O'Connor also wore her crown, but unlike Bond, she wore #19. Was that an homage to current star Jonathan Toews or was it in honor of former defenseman-turned Hawks GM Dale Tallon? I'm guessing JT.