Sunday, May 28, 2023

Celebrity Jersey Cards #637 Jimmy Buffett & Mavis Staples

Celebrity Jersey Cards is a weekly feature in which I create virtual trading cards for celebrities wearing sports jerseys. With the MLB season upon us, I continue marching through all team alphabetically.

Born in Mississippi, Jimmy Buffett has entertained folks for 50+ years. Parrot Heads follow him everywhere. Buffett is a huge New Orleans Saints fan, but I don't know his baseball leanings. I have seen him wear several jerseys, including this one with the Cubs to land him on a Celebrity Jersey Card. I am guessing it was from a concert at Wrigley Field, but maybe our pal at Night Owl Cards would know for sure.

Mavis Staples was a  rhythm and blues and gospel singer and civil rights activist, who rose to fame as part of The Staple Singers. Among other awards and accolades, Staples was named No. 56 on Rolling Stone magazine's 2008 list of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. Staples earned a Celebrity Jersey Card tossing a pitch for her native town Chicago Cubs. I'm sure it was pitch perfect with a lot of rhythm.

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