Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Martin Havlat

Mailed on 10/18/08 and received 2/2 back on 12/29/08. WOW!!!!! I'm still in total shock after opening this one! I was just saying the other day how Mr. Havlat seems to have stopped signing ttm. Maybe since Mr. Marty Havlat is having a great year and the Hawks are doing so well he's been in a good mood and grabbed a sharpie and is doing his mail. This is the 3rd of 3 letters I've written to him. The first was back in Dec of 2007. I'm so happy to get this one back. The cards are in great shape too after being the only thing in the envelope, no index cards no hard plastic case. Martin Havlat is my favorite player and I'm so glad that he is signing through the mail again at least for now. Cards where mailed to the Chicago Blackhawks.

Chuck Kobasew

Mailed on 12/2/08 and received 4/4 back on 12/27/08. Very nice return. He signed all of the cards on the best spots on the card so you could see the signature. Mr. Kobasew is a great signer ttm and I love these cards. All of the cards look great! Cards where mailed to the Boston Bruins

Monday, December 22, 2008

David Krejci

Mailed on 12/9/08 and received 1/1 back on 12/22/08. A very fast return from a young star on the Boston Bruins. Mr. David Krejci has been a pleasant surprise putting up great numbers so far this season. The beginning of the autograph with the D is a little faded but I'm still very happy with this return. Card was mailed to the Boston Bruins.

Scott Hartnell

Mailed on 10/24/08 and received 1/1 on 12/20/08. Great return, Mr. Scott Hartnell just scored a hat trick the other night and is up to 13 goals this season. Mr. Hartnell is just a great player and alot of fun to watch on the exciting Flyers. This card got a little smudged which I was shocked to see because these OPC cards are a dry surface and usually dry very fast but I guess Mr. Hartnell was using a juicy sharpie or something. Its not to bad though card still looks great. Card was mailed to the Philadelphia Flyers.

Brooks Laich

Mailed on 11/17/08 and received 1/1 back on 12/20/08. A nice return from a solid NHL'er. I got an RTS the first time I tried to mail this card to the Capitals because I mailed to an old arena address. It took a little digging but I finally found the new address on their website. If anyone wants the new address feel free to comment me and ask for it and I'll find it. Mr. Brooks Laich is a solid player and plays an important role on the Capitals team. A cool looking signature, very excited to add this autograph to my collection. Card was mailed to the Washington Capitals.

Craig Tatum

Mailed on 6/2/08 and received 4/4 back on 12/20/08. A long wait but I don't mind, all four cards are signed very nicely in thin blue sharpie. Mr. Craig Tatum is a growing prospect and I'm glad to see all four of these cards come back. Cards where mailed to the minor league team Mr. Tatum played on this year.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Kyle Quincey

Mailed on 12/4/08 and received 1/1 back on 12/18/08. Fast turnaround time from another good young star in the NHL. Mr. Quincey is currently with the LA Kings and is having a great season after being picked up on waivers from the Red Wings. He even personalized the card in silver pen and added "All the Best". I really like it when players personalize cards. I think its a cool added feature. Very excited to get this one back so fast and I'm very happy with the autograph and personalization. Card was mailed to the LA Kings.

Rostislav Olesz

Mailed on 11/6/08 and received 2/1 back on 12/18/08. Signed card and the index card I used to pad the envelope. Nice signature from a young star on the Florida Panthers. Mr. Rostislav Olesz is one of the many young players that ensure the Panthers a brighter future ahead if they can hold on to most of the players. I hope they do and turn their franchise around. Very happy with this return. Card was mailed to the Florida Panthers.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Mike Knuble

Mailed on 10/9/08 and received 7/3 back on 12/15/08. Wow Mr. Knuble was nice enough to sign all 3 of my cards and the 4 index cards I used to pad the envelope. Nice signature looks like he takes his time. Mr. Knuble is having an awesome season and is just an all around great NHL'er. Im very happy to get these back. Cards where mailed to the Philadelphia Flyers.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Rick Nash

Mailed on 10/22/08 and received 1/2 back on 12/13/08. Great return from an NHL star. I can't say I'm the biggest Rick Nash fan in the world, he always ends up pissing me off when I watch his Blue Jackets play but I've gotta give him credit he is a great player. I also have a newfound respect for him since he signs through the mail, unlike some of my favorite players (Martin Havlat!!). Kept my 08 OPC card but thats fine I'd probably rather have this card signed. Also card is signed in the thick dying black sharpie. Card was mailed to the Blue Jackets.

Chad Paronto

Mailed on 8/18/08 and received 1/1 back on 12/12/08. A nice return, long then I expected but still a return is a return. Card is signed in ballpoint pen. Doesn't look to bad but a nice blue sharpie would look alot better. But still very happy to received my card back. I mailed one of these cards to the Astros on 8/4 and then one to the Round Rock Express on 8/18. And the card was postmark from MA so theres no way of telling which one this is.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Garth Snow

Mailed on 11/28/08 and received 4/4 back on 12/8/08. Fast return from a coach I assume with the New York Islanders. I remember watching Garth Snow as a little kid and I was always a fan. It was very nice of him to take the time and sign 4 cards for me. I got the envelope back in a USPS envelope thing since my original envelope was torn to pieces. I don't know how it happened but the cards where in good shape so its fine with me. Cards where mailed to the New York Islanders.

Jonathan Bernier

Mailed on 11/17/08 and received 1/1 back on 12/8/08. A nice return from a promising young star in the LA Kings organization. The 11th overall pick in '06 is the goalie of the future with the Kings. Kind of a crappy signature but a return is a return and I'm very happpy with this one. Card was mailed to the Kings AHL team.

Craig Adams

Mailed on 9/15/08 and received 2/2 back on 12/6/08. This is the second time I've gotten Craig Adams through the mail. He's a tough player and a nice guy. Does whatever is needed for the Hawks and I'm glad he's getting more consistent time in the lineup lately with the Hawks. Cards where mailed to the Chicago Blackhawks.

Ruslan Fedotenko

Mailed on 10/31/08 and received 2/1 back on 12/5/08. Sweet return, I've been a huge Ruslan Fedotenko fan since he scored those huge goals in the Stanley Cup a few years ago with the Lightning. An odd but cool signature from a solid NHL'er. Cards where mailed to the Penguins.

Chris Minard

Mailed on 11/17/08 and received 1/1 back on 12/5/08. Nice return from a future NHL star. Mr. Chris Minard keeps on putting up huge numbers in the AHL and will soon be a scorer in the NHL. Nice return time and a good looking signature. Cards where mailed to the Scranton Wilkes Barre Penguins.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Theo Fleury

Mailed on 11/17/08 and received 3/3 back on 12/2/08. Great return time from a canadian request. I mailed Mr. Fleury a dollar and he was nice enough to mail the cards for me with canadian postage since I don't have any and am not sure how to get any. Cool signature from a great former player. Mr. Theo Fleury was alot of fun to watch! Cards where mailed to Mr. Fleury's business in Canada.