Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Scott Kosmachuk TTM Success

Mailed:  10/24/2014
Received:  11/25/2014
Days:  32
c/o: St. John's Ice Caps

Scott had an unreal season last year with the Guelph Storm.  He had 101 points in 68 games and added another 28 points in 20 games in the playoffs.  In his first season as a pro, he has 5 points in 20 games with the Jets' farm affiliate.  He signed these in ball point pen, and the one, hardly shows up.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Jonas Hiller TTM Success

Mailed:  10/15/2014
Received:  11/20/2014
Days:  36
c/o: Calgary Flames

The Swiss native is having a pretty good season so far in Calgary.  Nobody really expects the Flames to do much this year, but they are defying the odds right now.  Hiller had some great years in Anaheim, but was chastized for not coming through in the playoffs.  I would love to know where or how he continues to get his old school KOHO goalie pads though, as KOHO was out of business before the new regulations for smaller equipment took place.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Wendel Clark In Person

Wendel Clark was in town to promote the up coming World Jr. Championships.  Napanee is going to host an exhibition game between Team Finland and the Czech Republic as well as hosting those 2 teams for their North American training camp leading up to the tournament.  This is great for our small town to see such great hockey.  They gave away some pre-signed pucks, but he hung around after the announcement to sign autographs anyway, so I got another puck signed.

2014 Sportcard and Memorabilia Expo

I attended the Fall Expo this past weekend in Toronto.  It is the biggest hockey card show in the world for sure.  There are other sports represented there, but lets be honest, this is Canada, and we love our hockey.
Andre Dawson was doing a signing, supporting the Fergie Jenkins foundation.  I was always and Expos fan until they moved to Washington, forcing me to look elsewhere.  Now I cheer on the Blue Jays.  I got a signed MLB ball and he posed for pictures as well.

Upperdeck just launched their first ever CFL set of cards.  They gave away a couple of boxes on the Sunday and also had Shea Emry of the Toronto Argonauts as a special guest to help promote the product.  He did a free signing afterwards on a jumbo UD card.