Monday, April 30, 2012

Sheldon Souray

Sheldon Souray  (2-2)
DATE SENT:4-19-12
RECEIVED: 4-25-12
ADDY: C/O Home

Sheldon Souray was taken 71st overall in 1994.  The big Defensemen was signed by the Dallas Stars this year after playing in Edmonton for 4 years.  Sheldon is a Three Time All-Star game participant and won the hardest shot competition in 2004.  Sheldon has a bomb from the point, and is a big body d-man that can handle himself.  Both cards looked like they just came out of the pack.  They both were signed in Blue sharpie.  Thank you Mr. Souray.

Friday, April 27, 2012

JT Wyman

JT Wyman (2-2)
DATE SENT: 2-27-12
RECEIVED:   4-19-12

JT Wyman was drafted 100th overall in the 2004 draft by the HABs.  JT has spent most of his career in the AHL.  This season he had some injuries but in his 40 games with the Bolts he had 11 points and made his mark of being a full time NHL-er.  Wyman is a Minnesota Kid.  Both rookie cards came out great and he inscribed both the cards with his number 48 which was his number with the Habs.  Thank you Mr. Wyman.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Niklas Backstrom

Niklas Backstrom  (3-3)
DATE SENT:2-28-12
RECEIVED: 4-18-12
ADDY: C/O Home

Niklas Backstrom has been one of my favorite goalies for a long time.  He has spent his whole career in net for the Minnesota Wild.  Niklas owns most of the career records for a goalie for the Wild.  In the 08-09 Season Niklas was one of the All-Star Goalies for the Western Conference Team.  These cards were sent to his place in St. Paul and all returned in great shape with a very nice auto along with inscribing his #32.  I was very surprised that the cards came out perfect because when the envelope arrived  the whole top was missing?  But everything worked out and turned out to be a great success.  Thank you Mr. Backstrom.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Jeremy Roenick

Jeremy Roenick (1-2)
DATE SENT:     4-3-12
RECEIVED:       4-14-12
TOTAL DAYS:  11 !!

Jeremy Roenick  played in 9 NHL All-Star game during his 18 NHL season Career.  JR is known as one of the best american born players to play to the game. JR dose alot of annalist work during the Stanley Cup Playoffs.  In 2010 JR was inducted into the USA HHOF.  JR signed my 8x10 perfect with inscribing his number 97.  Thank you Mr. Roenick. 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Brian Gionta

Brian Gionta 
DATE SENT: 2-16-12
RECEIVED: 4-21-12

The American born Winger was drafted 82 in 1998.  Gio played is collegiate career at Boston College.  Brian has spent most of his career in New Jersey than in 2009 made his journey to Montreal.  Brian is still the single season franchise leader in Power Play Goals in a season with 24.  Brian signed all three of my O-Pee-Chee's and inscribed his number 21 in each card.  All three cards came of perfect!  Thank you Mr. Gionta.  

Monday, April 23, 2012

Dany Heatley

Dany Heatley 
DATE SENT:     2-24-12
RECEIVED:       4-16-12

Dany Heatley was traded from the San Jose Sharks to your Minnesota WILD this summer.  Dany was drafted 2nd overall in the 2000 draft by the Atlanta Thrashers.  Dany is a 4 time All-star along with Being NHL MVP in 2003.  Dany is one of my favorite players in the NHL.  Dany singed perfectly and with inscribing his number 15.  The card was returned in mint condition.  Great return!  Thank you Mr. Heatley.

Friday, April 20, 2012

R.J. Umberger

R.J. Umberger (1-1)
DATE SENT:     2-13-12
RECEIVED:       4-12-12
ADDY: C/O Jackets

RJ Umberger is an American born forward that was drafted 16th overall in 2001 out of Ohio State University.  RJ just signed a 5 year extension with the Blue Jackets wanting to stay in the state of Ohio.  RJ is known as a very good playoff and regular season scorer.  The Jackets had a tough one this year while RJ finish with a decent 50 point season.  This was one of the first ever ttm's i sent out and the card was not prepped correctly, but the cards turned out decent and was returned in mint condition!  RJ inscribed his number 18 on the card.  Thank you for your time Mr. Umberger.   

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Milan Michalek

Milan Michalek (4-4)
DATE SENT:     2-16-12
RECEIVED:       4-17-12

Milan Michalek the Czech winger was selected 6th overall in the 2003 draft.  Milan is having one the best years of his Career scoring 60 points.  Right now the Sens are in a battle with the number one seeded Rangers as the series is tied at 2 games a piece.  The first liner for the SENs is having a good playoffs as he had a big 2nd period goal last night to help the SENs over the Rangers in an OT win.  All FOUR cards were signed and inscribed with his #9.  All cards came back mint!  Thank you Mr. Michalek.


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Ryan O'Riely

Ryan O'Riely (2-2)
DATE SENT:2-23-12
RECEIVED: 4-12-12

Ryan O'Riely  the Canadian born Center was drafted 33rd overall in 2009 by the Colorado Avalanche.  O'Riely has spent 3 years at the NHL level for the Av's.  Ryan Set Career highs in Goals with 18, with Helpers with 37 to have 55 points on the year.  Ryan Signed 2 2010-11 Victory's one being a base and the other that turned out perfect a Victory GOLD.  Both cards were inscribed with his number 37 and came back mint.  The normal base had one tiny smudge but overall a great return. Thank you Mr. O'Riely.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

John Carlson

John Carlson (2-2)
DATE SENT:     3-13-12
RECEIVED:       4-16-12
ADDY: C/O Cap's practice Facility 

John Carlson the US born defenseman is currently playing with the Capitals.  John was drafted 27th overall in the 2008 draft.  John is currently on the 1st defensive pairing for the Caps this playoffs.  John is going to have a very nice and long career.  He is one the Premier young D-men in the league.  Both 2011 Score All Rookie Team cards came back in outstanding shape, they look like they were just taking out of the package. John inscribed his number 74 on both.  Thank you Mr. Carlson

Monday, April 16, 2012

Chris Pronger

Chris Pronger (2-3)
DATE SENT:     2-23-12
RECEIVED:       3-31-12
ADDY: Flyers Skate Zone

Chris Pronger definitively one the best scoring from the point ever!  This is a great return from the 2nd overall pick of the Whalers in 1993.  The six time all-star currently is hurt and out for the season with Knee surgery for the Flyers and has missed most of the season due to injury, but prior the the injury Chris was a having a great season having 12 points in 13 games.  Chris has always been one of my favorite players of all time.  Chris signed 2 of 3 cards in black sharpie.  Both cards turned out great and returned in the same condition as sent.  Chris also inscribed his number 20 in both cards.  Thank you Mr. Pronger

Danny Briere

Danny Briere (2-2)
DATE SENT:     2-23-12
RECEIVED:       4-12-12
ADDY: C/O Flyers

Danny Briere is having quite the start to the 2012 playoffs with 4 goals and helped his team to a 3-0 lead in the series vs Sid's Pens.  The two time all-star was a 24th overall pick by the Jets in 1996.  Danny is known for being a big scorer in the playoffs.  The Canadian winger led all scorers in the playoffs in 2010 .  Danny is a good signer and has a very nice signature.  All three cards came back in great shape.  Danny inscribed his number 48 on all the cards.  Thank you Mr. Briere.  

Friday, April 13, 2012

Brett Hull

Brett Hull (2-2)
DATE SENT:     4-3-12
RECEIVED:       4-12-12

Brett Hull the U of Minnesota Duluth alum was drafted 117 in 1984 by the Flames.  The 2009 HOF inductee played at the NHL Level for 19 years spending most of his career in St. Louis.  The 8 time all-star is currently 3rd in NHL scoring and was one to two players ever to score 50 goals in 50 games which he did 2 times.  The other gentlemen did it three times and wore #99.  Hull was known for his crazy ability to put the puck where ever he wanted,  he is known as one of the best pure shooters ever.  This is a must have auto by one of the greats.  Brett signed both 8x10's along with his number 16.  Thank you Mr. Hull.   

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Cam Atkinson

Cam Atkinson (3-3)
DATE SENT:     3-19-12
RECEIVED:       4-12-12

Cam Atkinson is currently with the Blue Jackets.  Cam freshmen campaign went very well.  Brought up with only 27 games left in the season netted 7 goals along with 7 helpers.  I know the Jackets season did not go as planned, but at the end of the year they were playing good hockey and Jack Johnson was a great addition at the point for the for the Jackets.  Cam played his College hockey At BC were they won a NCAA Championship in 2010.  Cam Signed all three of my 8x10's (buy one get two free at the Photo shop lol).  Cam inscribed his number on all three along with 2010 champs on the BC photo and 1st NHL Goal.  Cam I think earned his spot in the NHL this year and will have some good seasons to come.  Thank you Mr. Atkinson. 

Jack Hillen

Jack Hillen (2-2)
DATE SENT:     3-22-12
RECEIVED:       4-6-12

Jack Hillen the former Isle is currently with the Nashville Predators.  The MINNESOTA native played his College Career at Colorado College.  He was undrafted and made his way up to the NHL with the Isles in 2007-08.  Preds won there first game vs the Wings last night and are a force to be reckoned in the Chase for Lord Stanley's Cup.  Both 5x7's came out really nice.  Jack inscribed his number 38 along with his very nice Signature.  Thank you Mr. Hillen.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Johnathan Cheechoo

Johnathan Cheechoo (2-2)
DATE SENT:     2-21-12
RECEIVED:       4-9-12
ADDY: C/O Peoria Rivermen

Johnathan CheeChoo is currently with the AHL Rivermen.  Johnathan set 3 fanchise records in the NHL with San Jose. 1.) Franchise records for goals in a season with 56,  2.) Franchise record for power play goals in a season 24, 3.) Franchise record for hatties in a season 5.  Cheechoo had tons of success right as soon as he hit the scene in the NHL being an All-Star and on the All Rookie team his Freshman campaign.  Both O-Pee-Chee's came back in great shape.  He also inscribe his number 41 the jersey number worn with the SENs.  Thank you Mr. Cheechoo.  

Monday, April 9, 2012

Dmitry Kulikov

Dmitry Kulikov (3-3)
DATE SENT:     3-9-12
RECEIVED:       4-2-12

This is the 2nd time writing to Mr. Kulikov.  Last time my card got really banged up, so live and learn on the return envelope.  I sent to him again and got some way better returns and cards signed.  Dmitry is healthy now and was a big help in the final push for the Panthers to get the 3 Seed in the East.  Thank you Again Dmitry.  

Friday, April 6, 2012

Jared Cowen

Jared Cowen (2-2)
DATE SENT:     3-16-12
RECEIVED:       4-4-12

Jared Cowen was drafted 9th overall by the SENs in 2009.  He is in first full season with the SENs.  The big young defenseman is mostly on the third line and has put in some time on the 2 powerplay line.  He signed both cards along with inscribing his number 2 in both cards.  I was pumped about this rookie return.  Jared is going to have a good career ahead of him and I wish him and the SENs good luck this playoffs.  Thank you Mr. Cowen.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Travis Zajac

Travis Zajac (4-3)
DATE SENT:     3-2-12
RECEIVED:       4-3-12
ADDY: NJ  Devils

Travis Zajac with the 20th overall pick in 2004 for the Devils out of the WCHA power house ND Fighting Sioux.  Zajac was my first return from the Devils organization, which I heard were not the best signing team.  Also Travis was the first athlete to add cards to my return.  I sent three card and it came back with four.  All cards came out great and all inscribed to me except the duplicate card.  The Devils are having a good year so far and I really think they will go as far as Marty takes them.  They have plenty of Offense which Zajac is very apart of.  Thank you Mr. Zajac.