Saturday, March 10, 2012

Celeb Jersey Cards #96 Barbie Blank & Hulk Hogan

This is a regular series which attempts to combine my passion for trading cards with my interest in celebrities. When I find a picture of a celebrity wearing a sports jersey, I put them on what would have been their Topps rookie card.  Today, I am highlighting wrestling past and present.

Barbie Blank is better known in the wrestling world as Kelly Kelly.  Yes, that is her ring name, not a typo on my part.  Transitioning from modelling to wrestling, Blank has worked hard on her in-ring work.  She was ranked #15 on PWI's top female wrestlers of 2011.  Blank has worn a few jerseys to the ring, but the only picture I found is of her getting a face buster from Beth Phoenix (aka the Glamazon).  It is a great action shot though.  At least she is wearing the Blackhawks jersey!

Hulk Hogan has appeared here twice before in a Tampa Bay Rays jersey and a Denver Broncos jersey.  All he needs now is an NBA jersey to complete the Grand Slam of Celebrity Jersey Cards.  For his NHL Jersey Card, Hogan goes with his Tampa roots.  Age and wrestling took their toll on Hulk's body, but he would have been an intimidating force on defense.  I just wouldn't want to see the Nasty Boys as his wingers.

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