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Friday, October 25, 2013

Blow Out the Candles October 25

1951 New York Giants hero Bobby Thomson was born in Glasgow, Scotland on this date in 1923.
1999 UD Century Legends #BT

Hall of Famer center/power forward Dan Issel is celebrating his 65th birthday today.
1972-73 Topps #230

Career highlights and awards
ABA Champion (1975)
6× ABA All-Star (1971–1976)
NBA All-Star (1977)
ABA All-Star Game MVP (1972)
ABA Rookie of the Year (1971)
All-ABA First Team (1972)
4× All-ABA Second Team (1971, 1973–1974, 1976)
J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (1985)
Consensus NCAA All-American First Team (1970)
Consensus NCAA All-American Second Team (1969)
ABA All-Time Team
#44 Retired by the Denver Nuggets

Celtics great, Hall of Famer Dave Cowens is also celebrating his 65th birthday today.
 1972 Topps #7

Career highlights and awards
2× NBA champion (1974, 1976)
NBA Most Valuable Player (1973)
7× NBA All-Star (1972–1978)
NBA All-Star Game MVP (1973)
NBA Rookie of the Year (1971)
NBA All-Defensive First Team (1976)
2× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1975, 1980)
3× All-NBA Second Team (1973, 1975–1976)
NBA All-Rookie First Team (1971)
NBA 50th Anniversary All-Time Team
#18 Retired by the Boston Celtics

Actress Nancy Cartwright is celebrating her 55th birthday today.
Nancy with Simpson's creator Matt Groening and Yeardley Smith aka Lisa Simpson

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