Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Mats Sundin TTM

Mats Sundin c/o home - 628 days !!!! - 2/2

This is the TTM success I'm most proud of so far! It's also my longest wait to date by far! In July 2006, I read something online about Mr. Sundin's house in Toronto being for sale. By visiting the realtor's website and by knowing how much his house was listed at, I was able to find his home address relatively easily. Almost 2 years later, I had totally written this request off! I thought he must have moved before receiving my letter, but lo and behold, both cards arrived today and both are signed! He even took the time to protect each card with my index cards and he added a permanent stamp to my 51-cent stamp! What an amazing guy! Without further adieu, here are the scans:

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Québec Remparts Autograph Signing Session

Earlier tonight a special event was held at the Colisée Pepsi for season ticket holders of the Québec Remparts as well as members of their fan club. It was announced that attendees would get a chance to skate on the ice of the Colisée, visit the locker room and the other facilities, as well as get some autographs. For some stupid reason, I thought there would only be 3 or 4 players from the Québec Remparts who would be there to sign autographs, so I didn't bring anything to get signed. To my surprise, the whole team was there signing autographs, including the coaches! Fortunately, every player had their own 3½" X 5" team-issued cards to sign and hand out. You had to wait in line for each player you wanted an autograph of, so obviously, some lines were longer than others... I spent quite a bit of time on the ice, so I wasn't able to get autographs of the whole team afterwards, but I still managed to get most of the team. Here are the highlights:

Angelo Esposito's NHL rights belong to the Atlanta Thrashers and Maxime Lacroix's belong to the Washington Capitals. Mikhail Stefanovich is expected to be drafted in the first round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft according to the latest report of the Scouting Central Service. I also got Kelsey Tessier, who's also expected to be drafted in the first 2 rounds of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, but the autograph smeared (the only one of the bunch)... :o\

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Angelo Esposito & Patrick Roy IP

Today my friend and I decided to wait at the players' exit after the Remparts game to get autographs from Angelo Esposito (2 cards for me) and Patrick Roy (1 card for me and 2 cards for my friend). When Angelo came out of the dressing room he signed these for me:

I sure wish Angelo had signed only HIS half of his card with Guy Lafleur! :o\ I might get another copy autographed by Mr. Lafleur though. That way I could then try to get the other half autographed by Angelo once again...

About 45 minutes after the Remparts players had all come out, Patrick Roy finally came out and I had him sign this card:

He also signed the 2 cards my friend had brought, as well as 8-10 cards for another guy! He also took pictures with some girls who requested it, even though he seemed to be in a hurry. That man is a class act all the way!