Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Celebrity Jersey Cards #265 Cheech Marin & Marlon Wayans

This is a regular series which attempts to combine my lifelong passion for trading cards with my semi-professional interest in celebrities.  Today, we continue working our way alphabetically through Major League Baseball.

Comedian and actor Richard Marin was born in  Los Angeles, California.  Marin's nickname "Cheech" is short for "chicharron", a fried pork skin that is a popular snack in Mexican cuisine and a favorite of pot smokers with the munchies.  Additionally, it works well with "Chong" in the comedic duo's name.  Cheech went old school with the rainbow jersey for his Celebrity Jersey Card.
Marlon Wayans is the youngest of ten siblings.  The comedian-actor was born in New York, but his Celebrity Jersey Card (like fellow comedian-actor Marin above) features him in an Astros jersey.  Too bad he didn't wear the rainbow.  I would have loved a double rainbow!

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