Sunday, November 5, 2023

Celebrity Jersey Cards #660 Laurie Hernandez & Diana Taurasi

Celebrity Jersey Cards is a weekly series in which I create virtual trading cards for celebrities wearing sports jerseys. Today, I continue my season-long alphabetical journey through all Major League Baseball teams by saluting the two teams in the World Series.

A native of New Jersey, Laurie Hernandez won gold in the team event in the2016 Olympics. She also won a silver medal on the balance beam. That year, she also won Season 23 of Dancing with the Stars. Hernandez wrote a couple books and is currently attending New York University Tisch School of the Arts. Hernandez shares her Celebrity Jersey Card with mascot Rangers Captain.

Born in Chino, California, Diana Taurasi is one of the greatest WNBA players of all time. After starring at UConn, Taurasi Was selected by the Phoenix Mercury with the first overall pick in the 2004 WNBA draft. She has played her entire career with the Mercury, while also playing for several teams overseas. Taurasi has racked up numerous awards and accolades, including WNBA Rookie of the Year in 2004. She is a 3x WNBA champ, a 2x Finals MVP, a 10x WNBA All-Star, a 5x WNBA scoring champion and a member of the WNBA 25th Anniversary Team. The list goes on and on. I have had the pleasure of nterviewing Taurasi a few times. She is well-spoken and a class act. She is a credit to the WNBA annd an excellent role model. For her Celebrity Jersey Card, Taurasi tossed a ceremonial pitch for the Diamondbacks and I bet it was a strike. 

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