This is a regular series which attempts to combine my passion for trading cards with my interest in celebrities. Today, I am featuring two entertainment greats.
Frankie Avalon was a teenage idol in the 1950's and he has been performing ever since. Despite being a native of Philadelphia, Avalon's ties to the Dodgers are well-known. Tom LaSorda is one of his celebrity friends. Surprisingly, Frankie's jersey is numberless. I would have bet he would have worn Tommy LaSorda's #2. He does have one of the most original poses on a Celebrity Jersey Card.
A native of St. Louis, Chuck Berry is a musical icon. Into his eighties, he is still performing today. Actually, the St. Louis Cardinals team is only 26 years older than Berry. I am assuming the picture below is from a couple years ago, when Berry was 84, since that is the number on his jersey. I have no explanation for the hat, but I am not going to argue with one of the greatest of all time. I am just proud to put him on a Celebrity Jersey Card.