Friday, January 29, 2010

Peter Forsberg

Mailed on 11/30/09 and received 2/2 back on 1/29/10. This is one of the most interesting returns I've ever gotten. These cards were mailed to his address in Sweden, but I forgot to put postage on the envelope. I wrote this request with a bunch of others and I was going to have to go in to the post office and have them send it overseas. But I didn't remember to and just put this one in the mail with no postage. I expected to get this one back as an RTS but much to my surprise here it is. I don't recommend trying to mail things with no postage but I guess it worked out for me. Very weird. Cards look pretty good, they are signed in a dying black sharpie though.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Scott Nichol

Not sure when I sent this one back came back on 1/28/10. This one was probably out about a month. Nice return from a hard nosed player. Scott played here in Chicago for one season and was a force on the ice. He is now with San Jose and is playing a key role for their team. Nice autograph on the always nice O-Pee-Chee cards. Card was mailed to the Sharks.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Andrew Ebbett

Mailed on 12/28/09 and received 2/2 back on 1/24/10. Very nice return from a solid NHL guy. Andrew has bounced around a bit this season but hopefully has found a home in Minnesota. He didn't quite work out here in Chicago in the 10 games he was with us. Beautiful looking autograph on both of these cards. Cards were sent to the Wild.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Anze Kopitar

Mailed on 11/9/09 and received 4/2 back on 1/22/10. Yeah I totally forgot that I sent out my previous request and re-mailed to Mr. Kopitar. My forgetfulness strikes again! I don't mind though when it results in a couple more autographs from a stud like Anze. He signed both of the index cards I used to pad the envelope. I wonder why he signed both of these index cards but not the two in my other request? Who knows. In the end, I love all of the autographs that Mr. Kopitar was nice enough to sign for me. Great guy. Cards were mailed to the Kings.

Anze Kopitar

Mailed on 10/26/09 and received 3/3 back on 1/22/10. Awesome return from an elite playmaker in the NHL. Anze has really emerged as one of the best players in all the NHL with the Kings. The Kings are an exciting team and should make the playoffs this season. A lot of that has to do with the maturing of their young guys, and Anze is the best of those. Glad that even with his rise to stardom, Mr. Kopitar continues to sign. Cards were mailed to the Kings.

Marcel Goc

Mailed on 1/9/10 and received 3/3 back on 1/22/09. Very nice return from a solid NHL player. Marcel isn't really a flashy player but does a great job working hard on the Predators. He scored a nice deflection goal against my Hawks this season! I forgive him now though that he signed for me haha. Very precise signature for sure. Cards were mailed to the Predators.

Matt Cain

Mailed on 4/23/08 and received 1/1 back on 1/22/10. This is my longest wait to date I'm pretty sure. Gone most of 2008 and all of 2009 sweet to see this one come back. Matt Cain is a young stud in San Francisco and is gunna be around for a long time. I've seen other Cain successes before so its nice to add him to my collection. Card was mailed to the San Francisco Giants. This one came back postmarked from Tennessee so I guess he lives there in the offseason.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Jason Pominville

Mailed on 1/9/10 and received 2/2 back on 1/19/10. Wow I can't express how excited and surprised I am about this one. I've written to Mr. Pominville a bunch of different times and I finally was about to cash in! Jason is a really underrated star in the NHL. If he played in New York or Canada he'd be a huge star. He's on such a talented team in Buffalo and I hope they have a great playoff run this year. Awesome success with this one! Cards were mailed to his home address.

haha i just proof read this post a little bit ago after having originally posted this a few days ago. I was commenting on how if Jason played in New York he'd get more attention. I'm sure some of you thought, "um Buffalo is in New York". haha an honest mistake by me, what I meant was if he was on the Rangers he'd probably get more attention. I'll leave my gaff up because I like to laugh at myself.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

J.P. Dumont

Sent on 12/19/09 and received 2/3 back on 1/16/10. This is the second return I have gotten from Mr. Dumont. Both have come back in great time. J.P. is a great NHL'er and makes all the players around him better. Not the prettiest autograph ever but an autograph is an autograph! Great stuff. Cards were mailed to the Predators.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Shane Doan

Sent on 6/25/09 and received 3/3 back on 1/14/10. Awesome return from an elite NHL player! Shane Doan is a hard-nosed leader with a ton of offensive ability. He's been a huge part of the turnaround in Phoenix and hopefully he will be in playoff contention for many years to come. Well worth the extended wait for these cards! Top notch return. Cards were mailed to his home.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Dustin Penner

Mailed on 11/2/09 and received 3/3 back on 1/13/10. Very surprised by this one! I had heard that the Oilers do not forward their fan mail to their players until the end of the season. I've seen Penner returns at the end of the season so that is when I expected to get this one back. The cards look great I'm very happy with these three cards. Dustin is an elite big player in the NHL. He puts up his great numbers year after year. Cards were mailed to the Oilers.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Jason Spezza

Mailed on 11/16/09 and received 3/3 back on 1/11/10. Awesome return from a solid star in the NHL. Year after year, Jason puts up huge numbers in one of the biggest hockey markets in the world. Very nice autograph, the Champs card looks amazing! Always nice when a returns makes the journey to Canada and back unharmed. Cards were mailed to the Senators.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Jason LaBarbera

Mailed on 10/26/09 and received 3/3 back on 1/8/10. Very nice return from an NHL goalie. Signatures are kind of hard to see on these cards, he did not use the best sharpie and the cards are kind of dark as well. He has a really nice looking signature though, nice and detailed looking autograph. A nice blue sharpie would really have made these autos pop haha. Very happy regardless. Cards were mailed to the Phoenix Coyotes.

Brian Rolston

I'm not sure when I mailed this one but I got 2/2 back on 1/8/10. I totally forgot I mailed this one, I was actually looking for some Rolston cards to mail out just the other day. I am glad that I got these back before I mailed off to Mr. Rolston again. My Victory set is slowly putting itself together nicely, a long way to go regardless though. These cards look awesome, bold blue signatures on both cards. Brian Rolston is a very underrated player and I'm glad he is a nice guy and signs TTM. Cards were mailed to his home.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Jim Campbell

Mailed on 12/28/09 and received 7/6 back on 1/6/10. Very nice return from a solid NHL player. Mr. Campbell could do it all on the ice and was a very underrated player. It was very nice of him to wish me a Happy New Year and sign the index card I used to protect the cards. So nice when a player takes the extra time to make a return a little bit nicer. Seven autographs in one envelope? I'm not complaining. Cards were mailed to Mr. Campbells home.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Semyon Varlamov

Mailed on 12/14/09 and received 1/1 back on 1/2/09. Awesome success from an up and coming goalie in the NHL. Semyon was having a great year with the Capitals before he went down with an injury. Hopefully he can heal soon and help the Caps and my fantasy team start winning again. Semyon has been a great signer TTM his season so anyone out there I strongly suggest you mail to him while he is signing! A young star will only get more and more mail as he gets older and more popular. I love the blue signature and I love the new Artifacts cards. Very happy. Cards were mailed to the Capitals practice facility.

Jon Klemm

Mailed on 12/19/09 and received 4/4 back on 1/2/10. I always love adding another Blackhawks to my collection and Mr. Klemm served the Hawks well in his time. I remember him playing on some of the real bad Hawks teams but he always played solid and did his role. A tough player who could do it all for a team. He is now working with the Spokane Chiefs and that is where I mailed this letter.

Kelly Chase

Mailed on 8/24/09 and received 5/3 back on 1/2/10. Very nice return from an elite tough guy in the NHL. Mr. Chase signed all of my items with care because the autographs look great. The index cards are nice because he didn't have to cramp his signature at all. I really appreciate Mr. Kelly taking the time for his fans. Cards were mailed to his home.