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Monday, December 7, 2009

Blow Out the Candles Dec 7

1969 Topps #95

A native of Oklahoma City, OK, Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench celebrates his 62nd birthday today. 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 69 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.

1973-74 Topps #15

Iron Man Garry Unger celebrates birthday #62 today. 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.

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