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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Do It Yourself COMC Pack #17/35 Legends

I recently had 8 months worth of Check Out My Cards purchases shipped.  I divided the 153 cards into 35 groups.  I like to think of these as hand picked "packs".   I'm posting them in random order.  "Pack" #17, 4 cards, was $1.21 including shipping.

Smiling Stan the Man

Cy looks kind of blind here.

Christy was one of the First Five in Cooperstown.  Still have to put him up there with the best

Another of the First Five.  Only Cy Young won more games.

Blow Out the Candles December 31

Hall of Famer, Mike "King" Kelly was born in Troy, NY on this date in 1857.
1994 Baseball The American Epic #9

French artist Henri Matisse was born on this date in 1869.

La Lit Dans La Glace 1919

La Joie de Vivre 1905-06

Disco queen Donna Summer is celebrating her 63rd birthday today.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Drew Brees Has Thrown for 30,522 Potatoes

Blow Out the Candles December 30

Dodger great, Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax turns 76 today.
1964 Topps #200

March 4, 1963

April 12, 1964

If you want a good read about Sandy Koufax I highly recommend this one. It alternates biography with an inning by inning account of Sandy's perfect game against the Cubs on Sept. 9, 1965.

Last week was brother Frank's birthday, today it's Lester Patrick, born in 1883. Like his brother, Lester is also a member of the Hall of Fame.

Half of the pre-fab four, The Monkees, share a birthday today.

Michael Nesmith turns 69

Davy Jones turns 66

A Happy 3rd Birthday to a really great card blog Wrigley Wax.  Even if you're not a Cubs fan like we are, check it out.  You'll enjoy it.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

A Blackhawks Christmas -- Don't Quit Your Day Jobs, Boys

The Blackhawks who played in "Quick"-sand last night and lost 2-0 to the LA Kings are currently the overall points leader in the NHL.   This is a little late but ..

Blow Out the Candles December 29

Hall of Fame Green Bay Packers linebacker Ray Nitschke was born in Elmwood Park, Illinois on this date in 1936.

"It was the character of the Packers, man. We played for sixty minutes. We let it all hang out. There was no tomorrow for us. We got the adrenaline flowing, and we just let it go, man."
Ray at the University of Illinois

"I'm not a madman."

Actress, Mary Tyler Moore is celebrating her 75th birthday today.

 Mary is unusual in having had tremendous runs in two different sit-coms, first as Laura Petrie on The Dick Van Dyke Show and then as Mary Richards on The Mary Tyler Moore Show. It always seemed like two different actresses to me, though the roles were not that far apart in time. Maybe the characters were just so different or the change from B&W to color. ???

Sam "Mayday" Malone on Cheers, Ted Danson turns 64 today.
Ted received 11 consecutive Emmy nominations for his role on Cheers.
Ted as himself on Curb Your Enthusiasm

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Card of the Day

I found this card in a Fairfield repack that a well meaning relative gave me for Christmas.

I don't recall seeing this card before.  My first thought is that Rick looks like Gulliver looking down at the Lilliputians.  A little crazily at that.

R I C K spells trouble.  Maybe he just thinks Mark Grace needs a little cooling off!  Watch the hair!

Blow Out the Candles December 28

HOF White Sox pitcher, Ted Lyons was born on this date in 1900.
 "Sunday" Teddy won 260 games. His #16 was retired by the White Sox.

New York Rangers great and Hall of Famer Harry Howell turns 79 today.


Harry Howell and Andy Bathgate had their numbers retired in 2009.

Hall of Fame goaltender Terry Sawchuck was born on this date in 1929.

Sawchuck died at age 40 from injuries sustained while scuffling with a teammate in the home they were sharing.

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