This is a regular series which attempts to combine my lifelong passion for baseball cards with my semi-professional interest in celebrities. I will end "Mascot Week" by featuring two cards that have mascots prominently featured on them.
Billie Jean (Moffitt) King is a tennis legend. Her and her brother Randy (a former major league baseball pitcher) were the first pro sports siblings I remember. King was the bigger star, rising to Hall of Fame status, but Randy had an excellent career, too. It is only fitting that King's Celebrity Jersey Card features her in a Phillies uniform with the Phillie Phanatic. His origin dates back to 1977, when he was created as one of the first mascots following the San Diego Chicken. King's connection to Philadelphia dates back to at least 1974, when she was one of the original members of the Philadelphia Freedoms tennis team (Yes, Elton John wrote the song "Philadelphia Freedom" for his friend BJK).