Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Phun Cards Ray Liotta - Henry Hill (1943-2012)
Today we got the news that Henry Hill, the subject of the Martin Scorsese gangster film "GoodFellas", died at the age of 69.
I have always loved "GoodFellas" and rank it among the greatest films I have ever seen. In the film Hill was played by actor Ray Liotta. Liotta also famously played a right-handed batting Joe Jackson in "Field of Dreams".
Then in 2004 the White Sox drafted a pitcher named Ray Liotta. Between my love of the film and the fact that Liotta (the actor) played an baseball icon on film, a Liotta (the player) card became a necessity for the team Phungo Collection.
Unfortunately for the Pitching Ray Liotta, his career hasn't quite worked out - as far as I can tell via Baseball-Reference.com he has been out of affiliated baseball since 2009.
For the Collector
This card was found in a dime box, and I am sure it isn't worth that much, unless you are one of the Ray Liotta's