Sunday, July 24, 2022

Celebrity Jersey Cards #597 Jessica Long & Haley Skarupa

Celebrity Jersey Cards is a weekly series in which I create virtual trading cards for celebrities wearing sports jerseys. To my season long march through all MLB teams takes me to Camden Yards with a couple Olympians.

Maryland native Jessica Long is a Russian-American Paralympic swimmer. The holder of several records, she competed at five Paralympic Games winning 29 medals (16 gold). Long's lower legs were amputated when she was only 18 months due to fibular hemimelia. Long showed her pitching prowess and earned a Celebrity Jersey Card for her home state Baltimore Orioles.

Also born in Maryland, Haley Skarupa gained her success and fame on the ice. She was a forward on the US women's gold medal winning hockey team at the 2018 Winter Olympics. Skarupa proved she is equally talented with a baseball, as she fired a strike and earned a Celebrity Jersey Card. She sported a No. 11, most notably worn by former infielder Doug DeCinces in the 70s.

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