But before we get to the cards, here's a little background history on me and SI for Kids cards. When I started teaching back in 1998, I purchased a subscription for my classroom library and immediately started collecting the nine card sheets inserted into the magazine.
Unfortunately, the famous 1996 Tiger Woods sheet wasn't included. I'm not complaining though... since I doubt I'll ever find full 9-card sheets in bulk like this for less than 18¢ a piece.
Okay... now let's get to the five SI for Kids Summer Olympic athlete cards that I selected for this post:
1993 Dan O'Brien
1994 Janet Evans
Janet was a Bay Area household name during the late 80's & early 90's, because of her time at Stanford University and of course her four gold medals at the 1988 & 1992 Summer Olympic Games.
2002 Naoko Takahashi
She's Japanese... she's cute... and until recently... she was the Olympic record holder for the women's marathon.
2004 Michael Phelps
There's no way I could leave the most decorated Olympian of all-time out of this post. The guy has 18 gold medals. Insane.
She might be a little young on this particular piece of cardboard, but there's no denying that she was one of the most attractive Olympic athletes in the 2012 games.
Speaking of hot Olympic athletes...
Who are some of your Olympian crushes?
If you've read some of my posts in the past, then you should know my response. I've written about her here & here. But I'm not embarrassed to show her off again:
I hope all of you are enjoying your weekend. Happy Saturday & sayonara!