Sunday, April 29, 2012

Milan Hejduk Jersey Card

Pulled from a pack of 2011-12 Upper Deck Artifacts April 29, 2012.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Vincent Lecavalier

Fan letter sent November 26, 2010.
1/3 cards returned autographed on April 28, 2012.

Well, it took a while to get this card back signed from Vincent Lecavalier, and he only signed one of the three cards that I sent to him; but, I am still happy with the result.  Lucky for me the Post Office took the stamp, which was only 44 cents at the time, without any extras on Lecavalier's part.  I included the pre-printed letter that he included with the cards.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Gump Worsley

Acquired through eBay.

Lorne "Gump" Worsley ended his career with a record of 335 wins, 352 losses, 150 ties and 43 shutouts.  His 352 losses is tied with Curtis Joseph for second-most all-time behind Martin Brodeur.  He was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1980.

Sid Abel

Autographed puck acquired through eBay in April.

The third member of the Detroit Red Wings "Production Line" made famous during the 40s and 50s along with Gordie Howe and Ted Lindsay.  Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1969.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Erik Cole TTM Success

Fan letter sent September 19, 2011.
3/3 Autographed cards received  April 16, 2012.

Currently with the Montreal Canadiens.

Erik Cole was a fan favorite of Carolina Hurricanes fans for several years until he signed with the Montreal Canadiens last summer as a free agent after the Hurricanes refused to meet his salary demands by July 1.  I was really excited to finally get his autograph in the mail today after waiting almost seven months from the time I sent out the fan letter.  I honestly don't blame him for wanting to move on as I feel the Hurricanes organization probably tried to sign him for less than what he wanted and I am really fed up with Peter Karmanos, Jr., the Hurricanes owner, and Jim Rutherford, the GM, for not signing the right players and not trying to make their team better than it should be.  Anyway, despite the Canadiens not coming close to the playoffs, Cole had a career-high in goals (35) and tied his career best in points (61) this past season.  It looks as though he realized mid-signature on the Fleer card that his current number (72) wouldn't have looked correct on the Hurricanes' card, when his number was 26.