Monday, May 6, 2013

Rochelle Loewen Autograph Card

For years, Rochelle Loewen was my favourite Benchwarmer model, but it seemed she stopped appearing in their sets in 2007 after being a staple from 2003 onwards. This made me sad, but it also enabled me to acquire duplicates of her autographed insert cards from the various BW sets, most of which sold for less than $2 on Ebay. Through bidding on more than one at a time with similar ending times, I inadvertently ended up with more than 5 of each, and over 15 of the 2005 Signature Series. I am still sorting through them and will likely end up keeping the variants (coloured pens instead of black, etc) and selling back the rest, after featuring them here of course.

But I digress. So she was absent from Benchwarmer sets from 2007... until last year, when she returned as part of the 2012 Vault set - where the brand gets rid of their past-edition overflows and recycles them into a new set. This is card #36 out of 61, and features pictures from to separate sets, the front being from 2005; it is signed in black sharpie:

I may be wrong, but I think the reason she was a mainstay with BW was that she was also a WWE Diva for a while, which meant she was in L.A. a lot. She even represented the L.A. Temptations in the 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 Lingerie Football League seasons - all but one resulting in a Lingerie Bowl appearance.

After that, the Edmonton native moved back up North (this time to Calgary) to further her studies in broadcasting and was a part of the QR77 (770 AM on the radio dial) team until recently - which might explain the exile from Benchwarmer. In any event, she's back now, and hopefully will have new material in subsequent sets.

As a model, the Miss Hawaiian Tropic Canada 1999-2000 winner has graced the front pages of such magazines as Muscle & Fitness, Muscle & Fitness Hers and Playboy Lingerie Special.

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