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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Blow Out the Candles -- June 29

Today would have been Harmon Killebrew's 75th birthday.  Sadly for all baseball fans he passed away last month.

In Killer's honor here are his first and last Topps cards.

1955 Topps #124

1975 Topps #640

Aviator and writer Antoine de Saint-Exupery was born in Lyon, France on this date in 1900.

 Exupery is best known for his novella, Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince).

"Here is my secret. It is very simple: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."

"Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them."

"Then you shall judge yourself," the king answered. "that is the most difficult thing of all. It is much more difficult to judge oneself than to judge others. If you succeed in judging yourself rightly, then you are indeed a man of true wisdom."

Wind, Sand and Star's chronicles Saint-Exupery's experiences as a flyer in the Sahara and Andes.  His 1935 crash in the Sahara, shared here, also inspired him to write "The Little Prince". 

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