Autograph and photo courtesy of the G Archives.
I told you I’ve met everyone! Hockey great Mario Lemieux was born today. For as big of a star as he is, in many encounters with him, he has always been nice to me. Thanks Mario and have a great birthday!
Also born today: actor Guy Pearce, actress Karen Allen, musician Bob Geldof and Ray Kroc, the founder of McDonalds. Super size it!
Photo and autograph courtesy of my in-person autograph collection.
Just when you thought I’ve met every rock star and celebrity on the planet, there’s a whole other arena that I’ve conquered: sports! Up through the early 2000’s (aka “the closet steroid era of sports”), I’ve met a majority of living legends in boxing, hockey, basketball, football and baseball. Try and stereotype this gay dude! But I digress. It’s Hockey Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky’s 50th birthday today, January 26, 2011! For being as famous as he is, he sure is a nice guy! I’ve met Wayne many times and no matter how mobbed he gets and there can be quite a crowd around him when he’s out and about, he’s always nice to fans! Love that! Happy birthday Wayne!