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Monday, January 21, 2013

Blow Out the Candles January 21

Hall of Famer Georges Vezina the "Chicoutimi Cucumber", was born in Chicoutimi, Quebec on this date in 1887.
2008-09 UD Masterpieces #29
1972-73 Topps #173
Awarded every year since 1927 the Vezina Trophy honors the year's top goaltender.  Last season's winner was Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers.

Hall of Fame center Hakeem Olajuwon is celebrating his 50th birthday today.
 1990-91 NBA Hoops #127
This card came out the year before Olajuwon "corrected" the spelling of his first name to the proper Arabic way.
Hakeem was a 12 time All-Star, won 2 NBA Championships with Houston and was the League's MVP in 1994.

Golf legend Jack Nicklaus is celebrating his 73rd birthday today.
 1990 ProSet #93

1986 Masters
 Jack and Arnie

Actress Geena Davis is celebrating her 57th birthday today.

Geena co-starred in the baseball movie A League of Their Own.
 Geena with Tom Hanks
Geena with Rosie O'Donnell and Madonna

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