But I don't do the whole birthday cake and candles tradition anymore. I prefer to keep things on the DL... which makes me think that the prophecy is true and I'm actually turning into my father. Oh well. That's not necessarily a bad thing. Papa Fuji just happens to be a rock star (figuratively) and my hero.
However one thing that does separate the two of us is my obsession with collecting things. And even though I don't actively celebrate my birthday anymore, I do enjoy adding new sports cards to my Birthday PC.
First up is my 1973 Topps rookie card of Garry Maddox...
Yup. This card is taped, trimmed, peeled, stained, and off-centered. But that's okay... because Garry spells his first name with two R's, was a free swinging batter, and was born on September 1st:
Next up are a pair of guys who terrorized NFL quarterbacks during their careers...
Each of these guys played in six Pro Bowls each and were three-time 1st Team All-Pro selections. Together they had a combined total of 218.5 quarterback sacks.
They didn't have any at the time, but I was able to snag this memorabilia card for $1.50. It's a nice place holder until I can pick up an affordable certified autograph.
See ya in a couple of days. In the meantime, I want to wish my other best friend a happy 45th birthday.
Happy Monday and sayonara!