Sidney Crosby-Ordinarily, there is nothing especially interesting about choosing your birth year as your jersey number. However, Crosby was not just born in 1987; he was born on 8/7/87. Even if you’re not a numerology geek, you have to admit that’s kind of a cool birthday. Also, his first contract extension back in 2007 was for $43.5 million over 5 years, which comes out to $8.7 million per year. I’m willing to bet the last four digits of The Kid’s phone number are 8787, too.