Monday, November 16, 2009

Jay Bouwmeester TTM Update

I mailed 2 cards to Jay Bouwmeester on 09/16/2009 and I receved 2/2 back on 11/16/2009.  I mailed the cards to the Calgary Flames.  Its great to get his autograph as it is one that I have never gotten, either in person, TTM, or pulled from a pack.  For a guy with a long name, his auto is really small.  He did take care to put the auto on a good spot on the card though.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Ottawa Senators IP

I was in Ottawa visiting family, so I thought I would head to Scotiabank Place to hound the Senators on Saturday night.  I didn't go to the game, but I did get to watch the last 7 minutes of it as people were already starting to leave.  My last IP outing with the Sens did not go so well.  This one was not much better in terms of volume of players.

Nick Foligno is one of the finest NHL players you will ever meet.  I have now gotten him in person 5 different times.  This time, I chose to get him on a SENS puck.  He signed it with a massive signature.  This will look awesome on my puck wall.

Jonathan Cheechoo eluded me the last time I was there, but this time, he waited in a line while Brian Elliott was signing for fans.  I had my McFarlane base with me, and I also had my friend's base.  I thought it was worth a shot to see if he would sign both for me and I explained that my friend could not be here.  He is actually re-painting the Cheechoo figure with Senators colours.  It looks awesome so far. Cheechoo had no problem signing both for me and also gave 2 of the better signatures that I have seen out there for him.

The other 3 players that I got were Jesse Winchester, recently re-called from a conditioning stint in Binghampton, Mike Fisher, and Brian Elliott.  They all gave really nice signatures which I will gladly add to my collection.  Matt Carkner also stopped, but I did not have anything for him to sign.  I will have to hit ebay to get something of his for the next time.

So, 6 players stopped, which is pretty low for an average night.  However, it was nice to see a few new faces stop for us this time.

Andy Bathgate TTM Update

I mailed to Andy Bathgate at his home on 07/02/2009.  I received 2/2 back on 11/09/2009.  A bit of a wait, but I heard after I had sent the cards, that he does not answer his mail in the summer.  This is a great addition to my collection.

Craig Conroy TTM Update

I mailed to Craig Conroy, c/o the Calgary Flames, on 10/15/2009.  I received 2/2 back on 11/09/2009.  The cards arrived without the top loader that I sent them in, but remarkably, were not damaged.  Glad to add these to my collection.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Cory Schneider TTM Update

I mailed to Cory Schneider on 10/09/2009 c/o the Manitoba Moose.  I received 2/2 on 11/03/2009.  Less than a month is great.  Cory has recently been recalled by the Vancouver Canucks to replace the injured Roberto Luongo.  Andrew Raycroft has been playing amazing lately, so Cory hasn't had much playing time.  Hopefully, the Canucks trade this kid so that he gets a legitimate shot at playing in the NHL on a regular basis.