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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Blow Out the Candles -- November 10

Tiger great Norm Cash was born on this date in 1934.
1968 Topps #256
 Norm was a member on the 1968 Tigers World Championship team.  Do check out the Wikipedia article.  It has some great stuff.
In terms of collecting, Norm is the white whale of the 68 Tigers.  Since he passed away before the age of certified autos his signature is relatively expensive.  Even jersey and bat cards are scarce.

1994 MTV #5469
Astronomer John Bevis was born on this date in 1695.  Oh wait, I guess that's the wrong card above.  John Bevis is known for having discovered the Crab Nebula in 1731.  The Bevis on the card may have had crabs but that's another story.

I'm a big fan of the Marx Brothers.  Today is the birthdate of Groucho's sidekick and announcer on You Bet Your Life, George Fenneman who was born in Beijing China in 1919.
George was also the voice you hear at the beginning of the old Dragnet TV shows saying "The story you are about to see is true, only the names have been changed to protect the innocent."

Singer /songwriter Dave Loggins is celebrating his 6th2nd birthday today.  Born in Mountain City, TN in 1947 Dave, a cousin of  fellow singer/songwriter Kenny Loggins, is most well known for his 1974 Top Ten single Please Come to Boston.

Novelist and graphic novel pioneer Neil Gaiman turns 51 today.

“Life is a disease: sexually transmitted, and invariably fatal.”

“People think dreams aren't real just because they aren't made of matter, of particles. Dreams are real. But they are made of viewpoints, of images, of memories and puns and lost hopes.” 

“Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and adventures are the shadow truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes and forgotten.”

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