Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Dustin Tokarski Rookie Materials Card

Currently withe the Norfolk Admirals (AHL).
Insert acquired March 22, 2011.

Yet another Rookie Materials card that I got from a pack in a different 2010-11 Upper Deck Series 2 box.  Tokarski was drafted in the Fifth Round, 122nd overall in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft by the Tampa Bay Lightning.  In 38 games with the AHL's Norfolk Admirals this year, Dustin is 19-15-4 with a .910 Save Percentage and a 2.41 Goals Against.  He has played in two NHL games with the Tampa Bay Lightning where he allowed 3 goals on 16 shots in 44 minutes of playing time, all in the 2009-10 NHL Season.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Daniel Briere TTM Success

Fan letter sent February 23, 2011.
3/3 Autographed cards received March 9, 2011.

Currently with the Philadelphia Flyers.

It took a mere two weeks to get these cards back from Philly, and all my cards seem to come back on bad days, so it's something to brighten the day up.  Even though I hate Philadelphia deep down, how can one not cheer for the veteran Briere and the rookie goalie Sergei Bobrovsky (I know, there are a lot of reasons to not cheer for them)?  I really should use a fine art eraser on a lot of these cards, but I think that I'm just too lazy to do it (other than the fact that I don't have one).  Anyway, I have another Briere autograph here.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Mark Messier

Acquired through NHL Auctions.

I believe that this is the last autograph that I got through my excessive spending spree on NHL Auctions and it shows Mark Messier hoisting the Stanley Cup above his head in Edmonton during his Oilers' retirement ceremony.  I left it out of a frame for a while and therefore the photo is a little bent, but a pretty cool autographed photo, nonetheless.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Tyler Seguin Rookie Materials card

Insert card acquired March 3, 2011.

I got this pretty cool jersey card of Second Overall pick in 2010 Tyler Seguin from a box of hockey cards that I bought at Wal-Mart of all places (I mean, I live in NC and I only know a few people in my small town of about 7,000 who like hockey).  The stated odds were like 1:480 packs or something, so a pretty cool find to say the least (it might have been 1:240, but anyway).  The piece of jersey is from a rookie photo shoot (sorry Leafs fans).