Celebrity Jersey Cards is a weekly series in which I create virtual trading cards for celebrities wearing sports jerseys. Today I feature two celebs with a wrestling connection.
Randy Poffo was a second generation wrestler. The son of Angelo and the brother of Lanny, Randy played minor league baseball before embarking on a Hall of Fame wrestling career. Randy gets a Celebrity Jersey Card for his days with the Cincinnati Reds organization. He also played in the minors for St. Louis and the Chicago White Sox. Unfortunately, Randy died in 2011 at the age of 59.
Born in Ohio, Luke Perry shot to fame on Beverly Hills, 90210. Like Savage, Perry also died young, at the age of 52. Perry's son wrestles as Jungle Boy in All Elite Wrestling. I had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing the elder Perry and he was a class act. His Celebrity Jersey Card comes from a ceremonial pitch he tossed for his home state Reds.