Serena Williams’ husband Alexis Ohanian is an avid sports fan who has invested in soccer and also has an avid interest in trading cards linked to the NFL.
Ohanian’s passion for collectible cards was revealed thanks to a YouTube video that the investor highlighted while replying to a tweet about an upcoming movie that delves into the subject of collecting high-end sports cards.
“I am ready for my cameo,” wrote Williams’ husband, responding to the news that Netflix and the Safdie brothers are producing an Adam Sandler starrer set in the world of high-end sports card collecting.
I’m ready for my cameo! youtube.com/watch?v=Zwws5Y… twitter.com/FOS/status/158…
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Netflix and the Safdie Brothers are producing a new film starring Adam Sandler, per @DEADLINE, reportedly set in the world of high-end sports card collecting.
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The YouTube video features Ohanian reminiscing about the time he attempted to distract himself from the news of his mother being diagnosed with terminal cancer by watching an NFL game.
Turning the clock back to September 2005, Ohanian talked viewers through what he was experiencing emotionally with respect to his mother’s diagnosis while narrating what transpired in the game between the Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys.
Holding a trading card with an image of the hard-hitting former Washington Reskins player Sean Taylor, the Reddit co-founder talked about the player who was inducted into Washington’s Ring of Fame a year after his murder in 2007.
“I’ve wanted this card for a little bit. It’s something else Leore (Avidar, CEO of Alt) taught me. Get the numbered cards. And it’s great. It’s got this wonderful moment when he was in college talking about going one-one-one with one of the greatest ever, Larry Fitzgerald,” Ohanian states in the video.
Ohanian described the game in which the Washington team was trailing 13-0 at the start of the final quarter and then went on to score 14 unanswered points and take the lead.
Even as Sean Taylor’s defense helped Washington beat the Dallas side on the day, the internet entrepreneur recalled his mixed emotions.