Monday, November 30, 2009

Chris Phillips

Not sure when I mailed this one out but I got 3/3 back on 11/30/09. I forgot to record I sent this one out and I sent another request to Mr. Phillips on 10/26/09 which was promptly returned. This one was mailed before that request. Nice of Mr. Phillips to be finishing off all of his mail. Very nice looking autograph. Very happy to get these back from Canada. Cards were mailed to the Senators.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Rostislav Olesz

Mailed on 11/2/09 and received 2/3 back on 11/28/09. Another nice return from a current NHL guy. I'm not sure why but he did keep my 06-07 Upper Deck card of himself. I doubt he needed it for his own collection at this point, he must be a 2 per kind of guy. Thats OK I really appreciate him taking the time. Rostislav is one of many talented young stars on an up and coming Panthers team. Keep an eye out for them in the next few years. Very happy with both of these. Cards were mailed to the Panthers.

Jim Slater

Mailed on 11/9/09 and received 2/2 back on 11/28/09. Very quick return from a current NHL guy. Mr. Slater is a hard-nosed player and plays his role very well on a talent Thrashers squad. He is also a very reliable signer TTM and its nice of him to take the time for his fans. The thin blue sharpie matches perfectly with the blue on the card. Very nice autograph, both of the cards look awesome! Cards were mailed to the Thrashers.

Pat Verbeek

Mailed on 7/9/09 and received 6/6 back on 11/28/09. Sweet return from a long time underrated NHL star. Pat Verbeek put up awesome stats and never really got the recognition he deserved as an elite NHL scorer. I really liked him as a kid and I'm so happy to add him to my collection. It was nice of him to sign all 6 of the cards that I sent, this was a case where I couldn't decide what card to cut out to get to my normal 5 cards so I sent all of them. Class-act no doubt from Mr. Verbeek. Cards were mailed to Mr. Verbeek's farm.

Brian Noonan

Mailed on 6/22/09 and received 3/3 back on 11/28/09. I really love this return! The Brian Noonan card in the bottom left was one of the first hockey cards I ever got. I remember carrying it around with me everywhere I went so it means a lot to me. I didn't really want to send it out TTM risking even seeing it again but I'm happy I did. Its always great to add another Hawk to my collection. Mr. Noonan signed the cards in Red which is certainly unique but kind of hard to see on these cards. Still very happy! Cards were mailed to Mr. Noonan's home.

Paul Janish

Mailed on 5/5/08 and received 2/2 back on 11/28/09. Wow quite a wait for this one! I saw Paul Janish play in the minor leagues a few years ago and I was never able to get him in person so I mailed him these cards. Since, Paul has been in the major leagues playing some shortstop for the Reds. The USA jersey card really looks sweet. Very happy with these cards! Cards were mailed to his minor league team at the time.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Carey Price

Mailed on 10/18/09 and received 2/2 back on 11/27/09. Did expect this one back so quickly, I saw a lot of long returns coming back from Mr. Price recently so I sent him one. Glad to see Carey taking time for his fans. Mr. Price has been a little inconsistent at times but he is still very young and has a long time to become one of the most talented goalies in the league. He has the still to do it. Both of these cards look awesome, clean black signatures on both cards look amazing. Top notch return! Cards were mailed to the Canadiens.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Kris Versteeg

Mailed on 10/18/09 and received 1/1 back on 11/25/09. Kris is one of the best young players in the whole league. He doesn't get the credit that Toews and Kane do but he is just as exciting on the ice. Hopefully the Hawks can retain him after spending loads of money on all of their other talented players. Kris is going to be a productive star for a long time in the NHL and I look forward to watching him here in Chicago!!! Card was mailed to the Blackhawks.

Andrew Ebbett

Mailed on 10/26/09 and received 1/1 back on 11/25/09. Andrew Ebbett was a Hawk for 10 games this season. He played pretty well, didn't get many breaks and was put on waivers by the Hawks the other day. He got picked up by Minnesota and I wish him all the best with his new team. Its classy of him to take his mail with him even after getting let go. I really appreciate that as a fan. The thin blue sharpie is a bit hard to see but I'm not going to complain about an autograph. Card was mailed to the Blackhawks.

Sergei Gonchar

Mailed on 11/9/09 and received 2/2 back on 11/20/09. Great return from one of the best defensemen in all of the NHL. This is the second time that I've mailed to Mr. Gonchar but the first return. I saw other people getting returns so I gave it another shot and it worked out very well. Very nice of him to sign for his fans like this. I'm sure he gets lots of mail so its probably not an easy task to sign for everyone. Great addition to my collection. Cards were mailed to his home.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Brad Lidge

Mailed on 6/26/09 and received 1/3 back on 11/20/09. AWESOME!!!! This is one of the best returns I've ever gotten. Brad Lidge is my all-time favorite athlete and I'm so excited to get him TTM. I got him a couple times a few years ago in person but nothing recently so I'm very happy to get him. Brad Lidge is such a class-act, he's had so many ups and downs in his career and he always acts professionally and respectfully. Just an overall good guy and not to mention he is a fantastic closer. When he is on, forget about it. Game Over. This is one of those successes that makes your month! SOO happy. Cards were mailed to the Phillies.

Tom Kurvers

Mailed on 10/24/09 and received 5/5 back on 11/20/09. Great return from a long time NHL'er. Mr. Kurvers is now working with the Tampa Bay Lightning. It's always good to add some old guys to my collection. These autographs look pretty clean compared to some of the other Kurvers autographs I've seen before. I must have caught him when he wasn't in a rush to sign. Great success! Cards were mailed to his home.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Arturs Irbe

Mailed around 10/24/09 and received 5/5 back on 11/19/09. I don't know how I missed recording this one but I did.... Arturs has been one of my top goals since I started doing TTM and I'm so happy to finally add him to my collection. I had no idea where he disappeared to for a while but then the Capitals hired him as goaltending coach to work with their young goaltender Varlemov. Great looking autographs on all of the cards except one which got smudged. Thats OK because the others look awesome. This has to be one of my favorite returns!! Cards were mailed to the Capitals.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Matt Keith

Mailed on 11/9/09 and received 4/2 back on 11/18/09. Veteran player thats bounced around a bit but has found his way back into the Blackhawks system. Mr. Keith is currently playing in Rockford and I'm sure at some point he'll get a shot in Chicago with the constant flipping of players the Hawks have been using from Rockford. Very nice of him to sign the two index cards that I used for padding as well. Always nice to add another Blackhawk to my collection. Cards were mailed to the Rockford Icehogs.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Justin Duchscherer

Mailed on 7/9/08 and received 1/1 back on 11/16/09. Bit of a wait... came back successfully with a .42c stamp on it. Beautiful looking signature, the thin black sharpie is the perfect choice for his precise signature. Mr. Duchscherer was hurt most of last season but when healthy he can dominate you by hitting the corner of the plate all night and wear out hitters. This is a card from the AAA all-star game I went to a while ago and Duchscherer was obviously there. Better late then never! Card was mailed to the Oakland Athletics.

Kimmo Timonen

Mailed on 11/2/09 and received 3/3 back on 11/16/09. Another pleasant surprise from this one, I really didn't expect to see this one back. I mailed to Mr. Timonen c/o the Flyers last season and got my cards returned unsigned and a postcard from the Flyers. Blahhhhh. I mailed this one to the Flyers practice rink and I was quickly rewarded from a very underrated d-man. The silver sharpie looks sweet on these cards! Veryyyyy happpppy! Cards were mailed to the Flyers Skate Zone.

Keith Primeau

Mailed on 11/2/09 and received 2/2 back on 11/16/09. Two weeks for one of the premiere tough guys??? sounds good to me! I grew up watching Mr. Primeau roughing guys up and scoring goals. A great leader on the ice for his teammates and he was always fun to watch. Mr. Primeau is now working with the Las Vegas Wranglers (I think its Wranglers) and seems to be signing through the team since thats where I sent this request.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Recent Returns

Hey Everybody sorry about the lack or recent updates. I haven't had access to my digital camera in a couple weeks so I can't post any pics. Mail has been pretty slow lately but I am getting some great returns. Here is my stuff from the last two weeks.

Cory Stillman
sent 9/8/09 received 11/2/09
c/o Florida Panthers signed 3/3

Brian Campbell
sent 10/18/09 received 11/4/09
c/o Blackhawks signed 2/2

Henrik Zetterberg
sent 8/24/09 received 11/6/09
c/o His Agent signed 1/2

Ray Whitney
sent 5/11/09 received 11/12/09
c/o Carolina Hurricanes signed 1/1

Robyn Regehr
sent 10/24/09 received 11/14/09
c/o Flames signed 5/5

pictures hopefully soon. Thanks for looking. Zac

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Robyn Regehr

Mailed on 10/24/09 and received 5/5 back on 11/14/09. Very nice of a NHL player to sign 5 cards for me TTM. Robyn is a long time Calgary Flame and a tough customer on the ice. Cool looking autograph, some of the cards are harder to see but overall I couldn't be happier with these five beauties. Cards were mailed to the Flames.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Ray Whitney

Mailed on 5/11/09 and received 1/1 back on 11/12/09. This one was definitely a big surprise. I didn't think Mr. Ray Whitney signed TTM so this was a cool one to get. Beautiful signature on this card, its actually legible which is unique for any autograph these days. Minor smudging on this card but its nothing serious. He put the card back in the hard plastic case before it had time to fully dry. Card still looks great though. Another card for my Victory set. Card was mailed to the Hurricanes.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Henrik Zetterberg

Mailed on 8/24/09 and received 1/2 back on 11/6/09. Awesome return from one of the elite players in all of the NHL. Yeah I know he is a Red Wing and I bleed for the Hawks but I like Zetterberg as a player even though I swear at him whenever he plays my Hawks haha. He's a great talent and plays both ends of the ice. You've gotta respect a player like him. I sent him two cards and he kept the card I would have rather had signed but I won't complain, this card looks sweet. Cards were mailed to Mr. Zetterberg's agent.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Brian Campbell

Mailed on 10/18/09 and received 2/2 back on 11/4/09. Very fast return from a star in the NHL. Any Hawks fans out there know how Brian Campbell can drive you up the wall with his soft play and all to often defensive mishaps but he is a dynamic offensive player and can skate with the best of them. I expect him to pick up his play this season and have another good statistical year. The cards look amazing! I love the Champs cards. Beautiful bold blue signature on both. Great of Mr. Campbell to sign for his fans. Cards were mailed to the Blackhawks.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Cory Stillman

Mailed on 9/8/09 and received 3/3 back on 11/2/09. Awesome return from a long time NHL veteran and goal scorer. Mr. Stillman has been on my list for a long time and on my third try I connect with him. These cards look great, bold black signatures on all three cards. Very happy with these!! Cards were mailed to the Florida Panthers.