Monday, April 12, 2021
Sunday, April 11, 2021
Celebrity Jersey Cards is a weekly series in which I create virtual trading cards for celebrities wearing sports jerseys. Today, I continue working my way alphabetically through all MLB teams.
After an outstanding career at the University of Houston, Clyde Drexler was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers with the 14th pick in the 1983 NBA draft. "The Glyde" spent 11.5 seasons with the Trail Blazers, before playing 3.5 years with the Houston Rockets to end his Hall of Fame career. He won one NBA championship (when Michael Jordan was temporarily retired, I must add). Drexler earned his Celebrity Jersey Card tossing the first pitch for the Houston Astros. I wonder if he glided it.
Saturday, April 10, 2021
Celebrity Jersey Cards is a weekly series in which I create virtual trading cards for celebrities wearing sports jerseys. Today, celebrating the start of the WWE's WrestleMania, I feature wrestlers repping teams.
Hulk Hogan put the (then) WWF and wrestling in the mainstream with the debut of WrestleMania. Hogan is arguably the most recognized wrestler ever. Hogan's Celebrity Jersey Card completes the four sport Grand Slam for him. It also bends the time continuum , as the Toronto Raptors did not exist at the time of this card's original issue. time of this card's original issue.
Friday, April 9, 2021
Thursday, April 8, 2021
Today is my eldest sister Nancy's birthday. While she is still out west, I am celebrating her day and sending my love.
We have semi-jokingly started referring to Nancy as the matriarch of our family. While it is a playful jab at her age (although we are all getting older), it is done with love. Don't worry, Nancy gives it back just as good, too.
Both my sisters are my rocks. Not only have they been there for me always, but we have had so many laughs and good times.
The picture below is of Nancy with Sully, when he was just a little pup. Now he's causing all sorts of mischief and Nanc loves him dearly. She's a great dog mom, regular mom, sister and person.
I hope Nancy has a great birthday. Once things settle, the siblings will have a big celebration of all the days we missed during this pandemic. For today though, I send birthday greetings and love out west. Happy birthday, Nancy. I love you.
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
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Saturday, April 3, 2021
The younger brother of Dick and Hank Allen, Ron Allen started his pro career in the Philadelphia Phillies organization in 1964. After hitting 135 homers in the minors, Ron finally made it to the majors with the St. Louis Cardinals for seven games in 1972. In seven games with the Cards, Ron had 11 plate appearances, getting one hit (a home run, one RBI and two runs scored. Defensively, he appeared in five games at 1st base.
Topps did not give Ron a card for his brief stint with the Cardinals. While that is understandable, as long as I could find a picture and somewhat colorize it, I had to try to make that missing card. I made two. Neither is great, but they are the best I could do.
Additionally, I am showing a 1969 card that Lynn, from the aforementioned FB group, created. It's a beauty of a card, too.