Celeb Rookie: Keanu Reeves

Nolan Ryan and Jerry Koosman.  Johnny Bench and Ron Tompkins.  Steve Carlton and Fritz Ackley.  Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter?  Sports stars aren’t the only people on the planet who can have rookie cards.  Celebrities and fictional characters can have them as well.  They don’t always get the same amount of attention though compared to their sports counterparts.

2019 sure has been the year of Keanu Reeves.  John Wick 3, Toy Story 4, Bill & Ted Face the Music wrapped filming, and a fourth Matrix movie being announced are just some of the highlights he’s had this year.  As popular as he is in Hollywood, I know its only a matter of time until we see him enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).  Figuring out the right character for him to play is all that’s needed.  We’ve already seen him play DC’s John Constantine.  I’m sure there is another comic book character he’d be great at portraying.

The first movie that I watched him in is 1994’s Speed.  Great film!  Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock, Jeff Daniels, and Dennis Hopper round out the main cast.  Don’t let that bus go under 50 M.P.H.!

Interested in knowing where you can find this Hollywood titan’s rookie card?  You’ll need to go back to 1991.  Pro Set’s Bill & Ted’s Most Atypical Movie Cards is where it will be.  This 100-card set features scenes from the film Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure.  Its a movie about two slackers who need to travel through time collecting historical figures for their high school history class.  Keanu Reeves, who plays Ted “Theodore” Logan, is featured on many of the cards.  #1 shows Keanu Reeves and co-star Alex Winter blasting into space atop their time traveling phone booth.  I consider this to be Reeves’ true rookie card.  The same image was used for the movie poster.

You can easily pick this card up for next to nothing.  Sealed boxes are readily available.  A case containing (20) boxes will run under $50.  Mass overproduction is an understatement.