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Friday, December 7, 2012

Blow Out the Candles December 7

A native of Oklahoma City, OK, Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench celebrates his 64th birthday today.
1969 Topps #95

2005 UD Signature Decades 
Certainly one of the greatest catchers ever, Bench was a 14 time All-Star, 10 time Gold Glove winner, Rookie of the Year, 2 time NL MVP and a 2 time World Series Champ.

Mmmm.. Fudge Bubblegum!!!

1971-72 Topps #54

Boston Bruins great, Hall of Famer, Gerry Cheevers turns 71 today. Gerry won two Stanley Cups with the Bruins and went 33 consecutive undefeated games in 1972, a record that has not been broken.

Here's Cheevers in the pre-mask era.

Here he is with his iconic "stitched" mask.

Iron Man Garry Unger is celebrating his 65th birthday today.
1973-74 Topps #15

Garry set the record for most consecutive games played of 914 between February 24, 1968 and December 21, 1979. He is currently second behind Doug Jarvis.

1 comment:

  1. Some great names there, I love that shot of Cheevers with the stitch mask, great photo.


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