Saturday, November 19, 2011

Celeb Jersey Cards #79 George Wendt & Kevin James

This is a regular series which combines my love for trading cards with my interest in celebrities. I'm sticking with the Blackhawks.

George Wendt is a native Chicagoan and a big sportsfan, but he isn't one of the obnoxious, overexposed celebrity fans.  Wendt seems like a nice guy and I even forgive him for his part in the "superfans" (oh please let that die already).  Wendt was part of a celebrity puck shooting contest when he wore #16 and earned his first Celebrity Jersey Card appearance.  I think Andrew Ladd was #16 when the picture was taken, but I'm guessing Wendt's jersey honored Chico Maki (no offense to Ladd).

What is native New Yorker Kevin James doing in a Hawks jersey?  James is a noted big fan of all teams New York (as noted by his Mets jersey card).  I think this is from a game he attended with Vince Vaughn (see previous statement about overexposed fans).  I actually like James, but I still think he broke the jersey code here.  You don't see (former co-star, New York native and a Johngy favorite) Leah Remini prancing around in a Hawks jersey....sorry, I got distracted by that image.  Anyway, despite the potential jersey infraction, he still earned the right to be a Celebrity Jersey Card 2 sport star.


Hackenbush said...

Love the Chico Maki reference. What a fun name to say. Hands down George looks better. "Da, Hawks!"

Johngy said...

Chico Maki is one of the great names.

Anonymous said...

Is the Georeg Wendt card rael or something you created? If real, are there any for sale?

Johngy said...

Anon-George Wendt and all of the other Celeb Jersey Cards are just creations. None are actual cards. Thanks for your interest.