As another Memorial Day weekend quickly approaches, it becomes very apparent that summer is here. Pool parties, barbecues, and many rounds of golf can be expected in the next few days. Before I talk about some athletes who served in the military, it is important to recognize the real purpose of this weekend: to honor those who have sacrificed their lives for the safety of this country.
To show appreciation for these athletes, we decided to put a new twist on our discussions about the trading card industry. So, today we will be showcasing the rookie cards of ten athletes who served in the United States Armed Forces. We will also provide some information on each player’s athletic and military career, as many of the names on this list are all-time greats in their respective sports.
Let’s jump right into it! Here is my list of ten athletes who served in the military and a look at their best rookie cards: