Friday, May 20, 2016

Wayne Gretzky IP

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

Marie-Philip Poulin & Caroline Ouellette IP

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:

Friday, February 05, 2016

Irene Dunne

This one is not sports related, but today I received an autographed index card I bought on eBay of one of my favorite actresses, Irene Dunne (1898-1990):

The autograph is certified by PSA/DNA too!

Ralph Miller

Along with the index card autographed by Irene Dunne I received earlier today from an eBay purchase, I also received an autographed index card (from the same seller) of Ralph Miller, a former MLB pitcher who played for my favorite team, the Dodgers. I must admit I had never heard of him prior to browsing this eBay seller's other items, but I found out Mr. Miller played for the Dodgers in 1898, back when the team was called the Brooklyn Bridegrooms!

Since he signed the autograph at 93 years of age, that means he must have signed it in 1966 or 1967, since he was born in 1873! I'm happy I was able to add this old autograph to my collection for cheap!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Ronda Rousey

A few days ago I ordered former UFC champion Ronda Rousey's autobiography on and it came with an autographed bookplate (actually a sticker that you can stick in the book, or not). I received it today!

Would you stick it in the book or not?