Sunday, May 31, 2009

Ryan Suter

Took the same amount of time as Gary Suter. A great young player Mr. Suter was nice enough to sign 3 cards for me. Personalized all 3 of them. Too bad he signed in red which is hard to seen on a couple of the cards. Oh well still very happy.

Gary Suter

Took under 2 weeks. These autographs look a bit odd. I took them out of the envelope and the first thing I thought was they look a bit off. I'd never seen a Gary Suter autograph before but the handwriting looks weird for someone who has probably signed a million autographs over the years. And none of the cards on ebay look anything like these. Of well I'll assume the best. Still a great success from a former Hawks and great player.

Rick Zombo

Took around 2-3 weeks and was mailed to Mr. Zombo' home. Signed all 3 of my cards and both index cards used to protect the cards. Very nice signature and signed on perfect spots on cards.

Ladislav Nagy

Took about 10 months to get this back and was mailed to a home address. I was almost postive this one wasnt coming back. I mailed this one out then learned shortly after Mr. Nagy was going to be playing overseas this year and so not living in states anymore. So I figured my card had gotten lost in translation somewhere along the way. The envelope comes back with a return address sticker on it with the names Mr. and Mrs. Maron. I'd never mailed anything to someone named Maron so I was very interested. Turns out Mr. Nagy moved away but somehow signed the card and returned it to the new home owners some how and mailed any of his requests. Odd story and it sounds like this card has been through a long journey.

Brent Seabrook

Took about 8 months to get this one back but well worth the wait and card were mailed to the Blackhawks. Brent has turned into one of the best dmen in the league and he is a joy to watch. I got Brent a couple times last year and I'm glad he is stil taking time for his fans. I just mailed another both I got this one to his home address so I'll probably be getting that one back soon as well.

Ken Klee

Took about 2 weeks and was sent to his home. Mr. Klee swapped out one card with me, I sent a new 08-09 OPC card and he kept that one and I received the Be A Player card from him. Not exactly a fair trade haha but I don't mind if Mr. Klee needed the card for his collection. Very nice of a current player to sign 4 card for me.

Fredrik Modin

This one also took in the neighborhood for two weeks and was mailed to Mr. Modins home. When I found this address I was very excited because I've been a big fan of Fredrik Modin ever since the Lightning Stanlet Cup win in 03-04. He's a great player and its great he signs TTM. All cards are signed in thin black sharpie.

John LeClair

This one took a little under 2 weeks and was sent to his home. I'd been meaning to send this one out for a while and I finally got around to it the other day. Mr. LeClair is one of the best signing through his home and I really appreciate him taking his time for his fans. This is the second time I've gotten him TTM the first time I got 1 card signed.

Travis Zajac

Took about 2 weeks and was mailed to Mr. Zajacs home. Travis had a breakout year this season with the Devils and look for much for out of this young stud in years to come. Since the Devils don't forward fan mail to their players I think the Devils are one of the best teams signing through their home addresses (Zajac, Parise, Roloston...) Glad Mr. Zajac isn't too big of a star yet and still signs for his fans. Sorry I know the picture is flipped I'm on a new computer and I can't fix it.

Ken Baumgartner

Took about 2 weeks and was mailed to Mr. Baumgartner home. Ken was a hardnose tough guy in his day. It was very nice of him to sign 5 cards for me.

Valeri Zelepukin

Took about 2 weeks and mailed to Mr. Zelepukin's home. All three cards are signed in pen which kinda sucks but still a very nice success.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Scott Mellanby

Mailed on 4/30/09 and received 5/5 back on 5/16/09. Another fast return from a retired player. Mr. Mellanby had a long career in the NHL and I'm glad he signed and returned all these for me bacause I was anxious to get them back. Cards got a little roughed up in the mailing process but they all still look great. I've been doing a lot of writing letters lately, due to the fact I'm done with school now and have free time during the days. I've got a bunch more I want to write and hopefully if I keep up this pace, the returns will continue to pour in. Cards were mailed to Mr. Mellanby's home.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Cristobal Huet

Mailed on 1/14/09 and received 2/2 back on 5/15/09. This is the second time Cristobal has been nice enough to sign for me TTM. Due to the fact that Nikolai Khabibulin has played so well in the playoffs Huet hasn't seen any action which after his performance in the playoffs last year is a shame. But the Hawks keep winning so I've got no problem with it. I thought I mailed Cristobal some cards of him in a Hawks jersey but instead I mailed these ones. Maybe I'll send him one of him in a Hawks jersey but I don't want to be greedy. I'll get one signed at some point haha. These cards look better then the two cards I got from Cristobal the first time I mailed to him, one of the cards before was so badly smudged you couldn't read the autograph anymore. These both look great! Cards were mailed to the Hawks.

Aaron Johnson

Mailed on 4/13/09 and received 2/2 back on 5/15/09. A great return, Aaron Johnson was a last minute signing by the Hawks and he had a very solid regular season with my Hawks. Its been to bad that Mr. Johnson hasn't gotten any ice time in the playoffs due to the depth the Hawks have in the defenseman postition. When Mr. Johnson was in the line-up for the entire regular season he never suffered a negative rating on the ice. Think about that!! Cards were mailed to the Hawks.

Rob Ramage

Mailed on 5/9/09 and received 4/4 back on 5/15/09. Another lightning fast return from a retire player. I'm glad a lot of the retired guys are nice enough to sit around for a few minutes and send out fast returns to people who send them mail. All of the cards are signed in BLUE my favorite. And three of the cards being Toronto cards the blue looks awesome!! I love cards when a player in wearing the Captains "C" on the jersey. I'm thrilled with all of these cards. Cards were mailed to Mr. Ramages home.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Petr Klima

Mailed on 5/9/09 and received 5/5 back on 5/14/09. A lightning fast return!! A great player during his days in the league Mr. Klima played for a few teams. All of the cards are signed very nicely in black sharpie. I'm very excited to get these back so quickly from such a great player, it shows he's got a lot of class to accomodate his fans like this. Cards were mailed to Mr. Klimas home address.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Vaclav Prospal

Mailed on 6/23/08 and received 2/2 back on 5/13/09. A nice little wait, I don't know why I mailed this one when I did. I think I saw that Vaclav signed with the Lightning and I figured maybe I could quickly send to him as he joined the team. Oh well I got my cards back eventually. Nice bold black signature on both cards. Cards were mailed to the Lightning.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Niklas Hjalmarsson

Mailed on 4/21/09 and received 2/1 back on 5/11/09. Very nice return from a promising young defenseman. Niklas has been very good so far in the playoff for the Hawks, I've really been impressed with the poise he's played with. I think Hjalmarsson will be a reliable option on the blueline for a long time in the NHL. This is the second time I've gotten cards get from Niklas and both times my card was return promptly. Card was mailed to the Blackhawks.

Craig Janney

Mailed on 4/30/09 and received 5/5 back on 5/11/09. Another fast retired player return. Craig Janney had a long and very productive career in the NHL and I'm so excited to add these cards to my collection. He was nice enough to sign all five of the cards I sent him. I love the signature too! I've been on a roll lately with getting a lot of returns hopefully they keep pouring in. Cards were mailed to Mr. Janneys home address.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Wade Redden

Mailed on 10/20/08 and received 1/1 back on 5/9/09. Ahh a NY Rangers success. I saw that Mr. Redden in the past had been a reliable TTM signer so it was worth a shot. Mr. Redden has been one of the best d-men the in league for a long time and its great that he's nice enough to sign. I guess he waits till the end of the year which is fine with me I don't mind the wait. Card was mailed to the Rangers.

Samuel Pahlsson

Mailed on 3/5/09 and received 2/1 back on 5/8/09. Great return! I mailed this right out as soon as I heard Sammy was acquired by the Hawks. I think that trade worked out very well for both teams, the Hawks got a great defensive centerman and Anaheim got a great offensive defenseman. Mr. Pahlsson was nice enough to sign these for me during the playoffs which I truly appreciate because I'm sure there are plenty of more important things he could be doing. Card was mailed to the Blackhawks.

Damian Rhodes

Mailed on 4/30/09 and received 5/5 back on 5/8/09. Wow fast return!! Mr. Rhodes was a solid NHL goalie and was nice enough to sign all five cards that I sent to him. All of the cards are signed in black sharpie and all are signed very ledgibly. A very nice looking signature! I've been doing a lot of mailings to older retired players lately, mostly to home addresses so hopefully I'll be getting a lot of returns in a short amount of time. Cards were mailed to Mr. Rhodes home.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Dustin Byfuglien

Mailed on 4/13/09 and received 2/2 back on 5/7/09. Great return!!! Big Buff has played out of his mind in the playoffs, using his big body to knock people around in the offensive zone and be a terror by the goalie. Hopefully Dustin can continue to mature into one of the best power forwards in the league. Byfuglien's autograph varies every time you get it. These two are probably some of the better looking ones I have. I got one IP from Buff that is pretty much straight lines up and down. But these look great and I'm very excited with this return. Cards were mailed to the Hawks.

Manny Malhotra

Mailed on 4/14/09 and received 5/3 back on 5/7/09. Another end of the year guy, after the Blue Jackets got bounced by the Red Wings Mr. Malhotra was nice enough to sign these cards for me. A very fast return I've seen a bunch of other returns come back in over a year so I'm glad these came back so fast. Cool signature, the cards did get a little beat up in the mail but nothing to bad. Cards were mailed to the Blue Jackets.

Marty Turco

Mailed on 5/10/08 and received 1/1 back on 5/5/09. Wow almost a year on the spot! I mailed this one as I was watching the Stars in the playoffs last year. I'd see a few returns from Marty and I figured I'd give it a shot. I'm glad this one came back, Mr. Turco is a great player and I hope he can get back on track and be an elite goalie again. I always get excited when I see a envelope with older postage on it! You never know who its going to be haha. Card was mailed to the Dallas Stars.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Andrew Brunette

Mailed on 7/5/08 and received 2/2 back on 5/2/09. Another long wait, it seems I've been getting a lot of responses back lately that have been out there floating around for a long time. Theres nothing better then opening up a few cards that you never thought you'd get back. I wrote this one right after I saw Mr. Brunette had been signed as a free agent to the Minnesota Wild. I think I was hoping to get a quick response back from his new team. Well not exactly quick but I'm glad its back. Cards were mailed to the Wild.

Daren Puppa

Mailed on 9/12/08 and received 7/5 back on 5/2/09. Daren was always one of my favorite goalies when I was growing up as a kid, probably because he had a funny name. This was another one that I thought wasn't going to come back, I mailed this to a home address I found for Daren but then I saw some other reponses to a different home address so once again I thought my request was long gone. A long wait but Mr. Puppa was nice enough to sign all 5 cards I sent him and the two index cards that I included to pad the cards. I should have sent some nicer cards, I sent some older kinda beat up cards. Daren did a great job of signing the cards in spots were you can see the autograph very well. I'm very happy with all of these cards! Cards were mailed to Mr. Puppas home.

Dave Andreychuk

Mailed on 8/6/08 and received 3/3 back on 5/1/09. Sweet return, Mr. Andreychuk was a great player for a very long time in the NHL. This is the second time that I've gotten cards back from Mr. Andreychuk this wait for these three was a little longer then the first four I got. I like how the Donruss card turned out of of him in the Maple Leafs jersey. He even was nice enough to put the correct number on each card with is a very nice touch, it somes he's taking his time when he signs for his fans. I'm very happy with these cards! Cards were mailed to Mr. Andreychuks home.

Nomar Garciaparra

Mailed on 4/21/09 and received 1/3 back on 4/30/09. AWESOME return!! Personalitzed with "Best Wishes" written on it this is a great success. I saw that a lot of people had been getting successes from Mr. Garciaparra at his new team the Oakland A's. Its so great that a player of Mr. Garciaparras calibur signs so generously TTM. I'm sure the personalization is to prevent selling the card but I love the extra time taken to add a little something extra to the card. I'm very happy with this card. Cards were mailed to the Oakland A's.

Cam Neely

Mailed on 6/23/08 and received 1/2 back on 4/29/09. Quite a wait for this one... I mailed this one to a home address I found for Mr. Neely. I didn't think I'd get this one back because I saw a different home address getting fast return from Mr. Neely so I figured mine was lost along the way. Another odd thing about this return... I didn't actually open this one up until the day after I got it becasue it spent the night out on the street in front of my mailbox. And yes it did rain all night that my card was in my driveway. Someone is my family other then me picked up the mail on the 29th and this small envelope appently slipped out of the rest of the mail and on to the ground. And no one noticed it so that where it spent the night. Driving to school the next morning I notice it laying on the ground and open it up. I think I might have or someone driving by ran it over because the case was broken the the card is creased pretty bad in the top right corner. But the card didn't suffer to much water damage which is some kind of a miracle because it rained all night. I think the donation envelope Mr. Neely enclosed help protect the card. Well thats my story behind this one. All in all I'm very happy to get this one back.

Brad Boyes

Mailed on 10/1/08 and received 2/2 back on 4/28/09. I read this short little article from Brad Boyes and one of the questions was about his fan mail. He said that he reads and responds to every letter so I wanted to see if that was true so I mailed to him. Mr. Boyes is a man of his word as I got these two cards back after a bit of a wait. Still a very nice success from a rising goal scorer in the NHL. Both are signed in thin blue sharpie which is kinda hard to see on the card but still looks good. Cards were mailed to the Blues.

Fedor Tyutin

Mailed on 3/5/09 and received 3/3 back on 4/28/09. Another successful Columbus Blue Jacket which further proves they're the best team TTM in the league. Mr. Fedor Tyutin is a solid player on the blueline very capable of putting the puck in the back of the net. I look forward to watching him on the very talented Blue Jackets for a very long time. Cards were mailed to the Blue Jackets.