Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Milan Michalek TTM Success

I mailed to Milan Michalek on 01/11/2010 c/o the Ottawa Senators.  I received 2/2 back on 01/27/2010.  16 days is awesome.  The Senators continue to be one of the better TTM teams in Canada.  I have a request out for Leclaire since early December, but I am hoping to get that one back sometime.  Milan has been hot since Spezza came back.  The Sens have won 6 straight games and are on fire.  I predicted at the start of this season that the Senators would make some noise this year and finish the regular season in about 4-5 in the eastern conference.  Its been a bit of an up and down season for them, but they have had a ton of injuries.  Now that their entire 1st line is back and healthy, they are flying again.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Kris Chucko TTM Success

I sent to Kris Chucko of the Abbotsford Heat on 12/31/2009 and received 2/2 back on 01/18/2010.  18 days from the Calgary Flames' minor league affiliate.  He has 18 points in 36 games this year in the AHL.  A great autograph to add to my collection.  The cards were sent back to me without the top loader and just in the penny sleeve.  No damage to them though.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Ryan Kesler TTM Success

WOW!  I pretty much had this one wrote off.  Honestly, near the end of this year, I pretty much wrote off the entire Canucks team, but then I received Kyle Wellwood on Dec.31.
I mailed Ryan Kesler on 04/30/2009 and received 1/2 back on 01/15/2010.  260 days, but I still got it.  I am not sure why he didn't sign the second card, but I will take this one anyway.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Robyn Regehr TTM Success

I mailed 2 cards to Robyn Regehr c/o the Calgary Flames on 12/31/2009.  I received 2/2 back on 01/13/2009.  13 days with a holiday in there.  Very impressive return.  I had never gotten his auto before either by pack or TTM so this one is a great one to add to the collection.  The Flames remain the best TTM team in Canada by a long shot.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Kyle Wellwood TTM Success

I mailed 2 card to Kyle Wellwood c/o The Vancouver Canucks on 10/21/2009 and received 2/2 back on 12/31/2009.  This is my only return from the Canucks for 2009.  I am not sure what gives with the rest of the guys on that team but hopefully I get them back eventually.  I loved watching Wellwood play for the Belleville Bulls.  I saw one game after the Spezza trade that sent Welly to Winsdor, where the Spitfires were in Kingston to play the Frontenacs.  Kyle had 7 points on the night in an 11-7 victory over the Fronts.  That was one insane game I tell you.  I went to plenty of Bulls games while he was there and was always a big fan, so getting this auto is awesome.