Sunday, June 18, 2017

Celebrity Jersey Cards #327 Lucille Ball & Bob Hope

This is a weekly series in which I create virtual trading cards for celebrities wearing sports jerseys.  Today, we continue working our way alphabetically through MLB teams.

Actress and all-around entertaining legend Lucille Ball was born in Jamestown, NY.  She rose to major fame opposite husband Desi on television's I Love Lucy.  I don't know the story behind this picture, but it did involve Bob Hope, then part-owner of the Indians.  I am sure it was something wacky.  Ball gets major extra points for wearing the full uniform.
 Like Ball, Bob Hope was an entertainment legend.  Hope was born in England.  Sometime after rising to fame, he became part-owner of the Cleveland Indians.  This allowed me to make the first Celebrity Jersey Card featuring a pipe and a super-large cigarette.

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