This is a regular series which attempts to combine my lifelong passion for bubblegum cards with my interest in celebrities. Now that football is done, we shift our focus to hockey.
The first Celebrity Jersey Cards is a Blackhawks fan's dream. What would the Blackhawks have been with Wayne Gretzky? The Great One started with Indianapolis in the now-defunct World Hockey Association. The Edmonton Oilers acquired him in a mid-season trade during his first season. He went on to win four Stanley Cups with the Oilers, while the Hawks staggered in mediocrity. He also picked up 8 straight MVP trophies, along with a ton of other trophies and awards. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame without the regular 3 year post-retirement wait and his number 99 was retired league wide. While Wayne never played in Chicago, his son Trevor Gretzky just might. The (hopefully) next Great One is heading into his second season in the Cubs organization.