A few weeks ago I saw a pre-sale for an autographed book by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Barnes & Noble's website. I figured getting Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's autograph and his book for just the price of the book was well worth it!
Monday, June 20, 2016
Friday, May 20, 2016
Word got out earlier this week that Wayne Gretzky would be attending his son Trevor's opening home game for the Québec Capitales, so I saw this as the perfect opportunity to try and get The Great One's autograph in person for the first time!
Mr. Gretzky arrived a few minutes before game time and I was able to get this card signed while he was walking from his limo to the entrance of the stadium:
Between innings, Mr. Gretzky occasionally signed for fans that were waiting in line behind the section he was sitting in. I got in line once and he signed this other card for me (with someone else's dying Sharpie, but still!):
Mr. Gretzky (and his wife!) ended up signing A LOT of autographs tonight, so I guess his plan to see his son play while flying under the radar himself didn't work, but at least there was a lot of security (provided by the team) to ensure that he wouldn't be disturbed when he wanted to concentrate on the game.
Monday, February 15, 2016
Caroline Ouellette, Marie-Philip Poulin and Kim St-Pierre are in town this week for the Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. Poulin and St-Pierre are the assistant coaches of an all-girl team coached by Ouellette. Since their team was playing at an arena nearby earlier tonight, I decided to go at the last minute. Unfortunately, I had nothing for Kim St-Pierre to sign, but Caroline Ouellette and Marie-Philip Poulin were kind enough to sign these cards for me: