Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Nik Antropov

Nik Antropov (3-3)
RECEIVED: 5-11-12

Nik Antropov was the 10th overall pick in the 1998 armature draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs.  Nik has been one of my favorite center in the NHL for a long time.  The Big body forward is currently with the Winnipeg Jets.  Nik signed all three of my card in blue sharpie and inscribed his number in all three.  Nik also paid my shipping cost to send the letter back to me (since i had american forever stamps on them and they have no monetary value on them).  All three cards are in the same shape as when I sent them.  Thank you Mr. Antropov your a class act.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Mike Modano

Mike Modano (2-2)
RECEIVED: 4-26-12
ADDY: C/O Home

When i got this TTM back I right away compared it to a certified based on when Modano was playing there was some proof of a ghost signer.  But in comparing this auto to a certified one I feel pretty good about this return and based on he was no longer in hockey when he signed this helps also. I guess i'll never know for sure.

Mike Modano the american born center was taken first overall in the 1988 draft by the Minnesota North Stars.  Modano played in 8 All-Star Games and won the Cup with Dallas in 1999.  Modano finished his career with over 500 goals and over a 1000 career points.  Mike was always a Fan Favorite with the people of Minnesota while the North Stars were still the located in the North.  Both cards returned in great time and both were great shape one had a little smudge but still a great return.  Thank you Mr. Modano.  

Friday, May 25, 2012

Jaden Schwartz

Jaden Schwartz (2-2)
RECEIVED: 5-17-12
ADDY: C/O Blues

Jaden Schwartz was the 14 overall pick in the 2010 draft by the St. Louis Blues.  Jaden then chose to play two years at Colorado College.  As soon as his college season ended he jumped right to the NHL and was a difference maker his first game.  Jaden had 2 goals and 1 helper his first 7 games.  I really believe he is one of the up and coming stars in the NHL.  Jaden Signed two photos for me and inscribed "1st NHL GOAL" on one picturing him beating Mathieu Garon above the blocker, and the other is him playing for Canada for Jr's where he had 8 points in 8 games for the 2010 and 2011 games.  Thanks Jaden.  

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Dustin Brown

Dustin Brown (1-1)
RECEIVED: 5-14-12
ADDY: C/O Kings

Dustin Brown is the Captain of the 2012 Western Conference Champs Kings, who will be playing for Lord Stanleys Cup next week.  Dustin Brown is known  for not only being a scorer but also for his hitting ability and will drop the gloves if needed.  Dustin was taken 13th overall in the 2003 draft by the Kings. Dustin is a one time All-Star game participant.  Dustin has been one of favorite players in the league for the last couple years based on his agressive some times chippy playing style.  Thank you Mr. Brown.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Martin St. Louis

Martin St. Louis (3-3)
RECEIVED: 5-21-12
ADDY: C/O Home

Maybe my best return from a super-star.  The 6 time All-Star game participant and 3 time All-Star, has spent most of his career with the Bolts.  MSL was undrafted mainly because of his 5-8 frame.  Mr. St. Louis has scored over 100 points in a season and been in the 90s 4 times.  Martin returned my two cards and 8x10 in 19 days and inscribed his number 26 on all three items.  This might be the best return I have had to date based on MSL was one of my favorite players growing up and is now.  Thank you Mr. St. Louis.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Jason Demers

Jason Demers (2-2)
RECEIVED: 5-14-12
ADDY: C/O Sharks

Jason Demers was drafted in 2008 by the San Jose Sharks.  The young defensemen is known for having not only for playing good D, but he has the ability to score from the point.  Last year Jason had 24 points while being a + 19.  Jason Signed and inscribed his number 60 on both OPC Rookie cards.  Both cards came back in great condition.  Thank you Jason. 

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Johan Franzen

Johan Franzen (2-2)
RECEIVED: 5-4-12
ADDY: C/O home

Johan Franzen the Swede winger was taken 97th overall in 2004 by the Red Wings who he currently plays for.  The 2008 Stanley Cup Champ is always right around 30 goals, and is nick named not at his request the "Mule".  I enjoy watching Johan plays a Tough offensive game and is always working hard around the cage.  Johan signed two victory's with blue fine point sharpie and were returned to me in mint condition.  Thank you Mr. Franzen

Monday, May 14, 2012

Carey Price

Carey Price (2-2)
RECEIVED: 4-23-12

Carey Price one of best between the Pipes in the game today and one of my favorite players in the league.  Price was drafted in 2005 and was taken 5th overall by the Habs. The three time all-star has spent his entire career with the Habs.  He signed 2-2 both came back in MINT.  Thanks Carey 

Friday, May 11, 2012

Martin Havlat

Martin Havlat (3-3)
RECEIVED: 4-30-12
ADDY: C/O Sharks

Martin Havlat was dealt in to the Sharks this summer in the Dany Heatly trade that also sent Brent Burns to San Jose and Devin Setoguchi to the land of 10,000 lakes.  Martin was taken 26th overall in the 1999 draft by the SENs.  Martin was one of my favorite WILD players even though only playing 2 seasons with the club.  Martin signed 3-3 cards and one jersey card that I got for a dollar (only way i would ever send a nice jersey card out lol).  Thank you Mr. Havlat. 

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Derek Stepan

Derek Stepan (2-2)
RECEIVED: 5-01-12
ADDY: C/O Rangers

Derek Stephan the Minnesota native was drafted 51st overall in the 2008 draft by the New York Rangers.  Every year Derek has improved his numbers scoring over 50 points this year and right now is playing on the 1st power-play line and the 2nd line for NYRs.  Stephan has been a huge factor in the Rangers run in the playoffs this year.  Both 2011 scores one glossybase and one base were signed in black sharpie and both inscribed with his number 21.  Both cards are mint, look right out of the pack and the sig's are perfect.  I was really pumped about this return, Stepan is one of the up and coming stars in the NHL and is centering some of the leagues best on the #1 seeded Rangers.  Thank you Derek.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Alexei Yashin

Alexei Yashin (2-2)
RECEIVED: 4-30-12
ADDY: C/O home

Alexei Yashin the Russian born Center was a 3 time all-star game participant.  Yashin was selected 2nd overall by the Ottawa Senators in the 1992 draft.  The two time 40 goal scorer was traded for BIG Z and a 2nd overall draft pick by the Islanders in 2001,  that 2nd overall pick was later used to draft All-Star Jason Spezza. Both jersey cards were sent to Mr. Yashin's home and signed in black sharpie.  Both cards were inscribed with his number 79 and turned out really nice.  Now i know that you can send the thinner jersey cards through the mail with success.  Thank you Mr. Yashin.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Wojtek Wolski

Wojtek Wolski (4-4)
DATE SENT:     3-1-12
RECEIVED:       4-23-12
ADDY: C/O Panthers 

Wojtek Wolski, the man with probably the hardest name to say in NHL.  Wolski was drafted 21st overall in the 2004 draft by the Av's.  Wojtek was joined the Florida Panthers as they made there run in the playoffs only to lose to the Devils in a game 7 OT.  Wojtek signed all four cards and inscribed them.  All the cards came out great and in mint condition.  Thank Mr. Wolski.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Nick Foligno

Nick Foligno  (3-3)
RECEIVED: 4-27-12

Nick Foligno was drafted 28th overall in the 2006 draft.  The US native has spent his entire career in Ottawa.  In his 4th full season he was a big part of his 8th seeded SENs almost pulling off a first round upset of the NYR.  Nick had 47 points this year as his points have steadily increased over each of the 5 season in the NHL.  Nick signed all three cards and Inscribed his number accordingly to the card.  Thank you Mr. Foligno.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Mason Raymond

Mason Raymond (2-2)
DATE SENT:     2-16-12
RECEIVED:       4-27-12

Mason was drafted 51st overall in the 2005 draft.  Raymond played his college hockey at University MINNESOTA Duluth.  Mason made his NHL debut in the 2007-2008 season.  In 09-10 he had a 53 point season.  He was hindered this season by injury and playing in 50 regular season games.  Mason signed both cards and inscribed his 21 in each of the two cards.  This is my first return courtesy of the Vancouver Canucks.  Thank you Mr. Raymond