Autograph and photo courtesy of the G Archives.
Happy birthday to baseball slugger and Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt. Back in my other life when I used to love baseball, it was always a thrill to see Mike Schmidt play. The above pictured card is from a brand of baseball cards called Fleer. This particular card is from their 1987 set, which I’ve gotten completely autographed by every player in the set. There’s 660 cards. That’s not an easy accomplishment, but then again, if you know anything about me, you know I strive for excellence – while thinking outside the box, conforming to as few rules as possible and always staying a fringe dweller.
Also born today: rapper Lil Wayne, actress Gwyneth Paltrow, singer Meat Loaf and actress Jayne Meadows.