Saturday, March 19, 2011

Celeb Jersey Cards #44 Joe Sakic and Curt Schilling

This is a regular series which combines my love of bubblegum cards and my interest in celebrities.

Today, as hockey gears up for the playoffs and baseball gears up for the season to start, I am presenting a bit of reverse hockey-baseball symmetry.
Joe Sakic played 20 seasons with the Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche, retiring after the 2008-09 season.  His number has been retired by the Avalanche and he is a good bet to eventually make the hockey Hall of Fame.  When he threw out the first pitch for the Colorado Rockies, he assured himself a spot on a Celebrity Jersey Card.
Like Sakic, Curt Schilling also had a 20 year career.  Unlike Sakic, Schilling played for five teams.  Schilling's future enshrinement in basball's HOF is debatable, but I would guess probable.  Schilling flip-flopped sports with Sakic when he dropped the first puck at a Phoenix Coyotes game.  He also earned a Celebrity Jersey Card.


LoCoDe said...

Funny thing is, Schilling looks more like a hockey player and Sakic looks more like a pitcher.

Johngy said...

Very interesting thought...and you are right! Thanks for stopping by.