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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Blow Out the Candles November 17

HOFer Tom Seaver is celebrating his 69th birthday today.
1968 Topps #45

 "Tom Terrific" was Rookie of the Year, won 3 Cy Youngs, and 311 games in his 20 year career.

The first president of the NHL, Frank Calder was born on this date in 1877
 The league's president from 1917-1943 Calder originated the Rookie of the Year the trophy for which now bears his name.

1972-73 Topps #174

Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels  is celebrating his 69th birthday today.


  1. Love that '68 Seaver that you led off the post with, what a nice card!

  2. I have spent most of my life praising Tom Seaver, so I will spare everyone my hero worship for once and just say that is excellent use of Lorne Michaels' finest moment, offering the Beatles $3000 to reunite on SNL. Did you know John Lennon and Paul McCartney were watching that episode and almost went down to the studio that night? Plus, proving how hilarious the quiet one is, George Harrison did go to collect the money the next week.

  3. I didn't know that story. Would have been epic. SNL sure has had a lot of great music performances right from the start.


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