Friday, May 27, 2011

Troy Brouwer

Mailed on 12/20/10 and received 3/3 back on 5/27/11. Troy has been a solid player for my Hawks the last couple years. He tends to be a pretty streaky player but has scored some big goals the last few years and he does a great job playing on a line with Toews and Kane. Cards were mailed to the Hawks.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Jeff Halpern

Mailed on 1/13/10 and received 3/3 back on 5/26/11. I wouldn't have guessed that this one would take so long but its good to have it back after such a long journey. Mr. Halpern is a solid player and I'm glad to add him to my collection. Cards were mailed to the Lightning.

Kevin Dineen

Mailed on 8/17/10 and received 6/6 back on 5/26/11. I got all six of my cards signed back but Mr. Dineen signed them with 3 different pens/sharpies. Three are signed in a gel pen, two in blue sharpie, and one with black sharpie. I guess he couldn't decided what he wanted to sign with. The cards that got signed in sharpie look great, but the pen signed cards not so much. Cards were mailed to his home.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Andrew Brunette

Mailed on 11/5/10 and received 4/4 back on 5/25/11. Took a little while but a nice return from a solid NHL player. This is the second time I have mailed to him and both have produced results. His signatures are a little hard to see on a couple of these cards but overall I'm very happy with these. Cards were mailed to the Wild.

Monday, May 23, 2011

George Parros

Mailed on 11/14/10 and received 3/3 back on 5/23/11. George is one of the toughest dudes in the league. He is a throwback to the old days where guys like Mr. Parros where around a lot more. Its good to have a tough guys on your roster to protect your stars. Mr. Parros is also a good player, he is not a liability on the ice. Cards were sent to the Ducks.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Real or Fake? Wayne Gretzky

I got this card as a Christmas present as a young boy and since then it has always been the jewel of my collection and proudly hung on the wall of my room. As I've grown as a collector, I've seen the large amounts of fake Gretzky memorabilia so I wanted fellow collectors to weigh in on my card. What do you guys/gals think? Its an unorthodox Gretzky signature but at least it isn't one of his autopened cards. Any input is appreciated.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Eric Staal

Mailed on 9/20/10 and received 3/3 back on 5/18/11. Mr. Staal has become one of the best players in the the league and continues to be one of the better signers. He isn't quick but your cards always seem to make it back. I've gotten him a few times before but I really wanted to get my jersey card signed. Jersey cards usually get pretty beat up in the mail, this one has a few creases on it. Its ok, because the card still looks nice. Cards were mailed to the Hurricanes.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Oleg Saprykin

Mailed on 7/26/10 and received 3/3 back on 5/12/11. I found this address on the internet and I decided to give it a shot. Glad Mr. Saprykin got around to his mail and I'm happy with how these turned out. Cards were mailed to his home.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Tomas Kopecky

Mailed on 1/14/11 and received 3/3 back on 5/11/11. Tomas has been a steady scorer for the Hawks the last couple seasons and seems to net a big goal when one is needed. He has an interesting signature and I'm glad I finally got his signature in a Hawks signature. Cards were mailed to the Hawks.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Corey Crawford

Mailed on 1/3/11 and received 2/2 back on 5/5/11. Corey was the newest rookie goalie to step in net for the Hawks and he did a brilliant job. He was poised and cool in tough situations and really showed that he is ready to be the goalie of the future in Chicago. Corey got passed over a couple times in last few years (Niemi) but he took everything in stride and waited his turn. A class act and great young kid. So happy for him and glad he is still signing for his fans. Cards were mailed to the Hawks.

Darcy Tucker

Mailed on 10/26/09 and received 3/3 back on 5/5/11. Darcy has been a long time player in the league and a solid one at that. One of my cards got smeared kinda bad but the other two look good. Nice addition to my collection. Cards were mailed to the Avs.