Thursday, April 26, 2012

Antero Niittymaki


Received:4/26/12 Drafted by Philadelphia Flyers 6th round #168 overall 1998 NHL Entry Draft This was sent to the Syracuse Crunch and it was put in a plastic case that originally ruined the signature.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

TTM: Jonas Hiller


Sent:1/20/12
Returned:4/19/12

Holy Crap, This is awesome a 2/2 return from Anaheim's star goaltender Jonas Hiller. It's too bad they missed the playoffs with a strong team including players like Ryan Getzlaf, Bobby Ryan, Corey Perry and Teemu Selanne. Hiller is the only player in the Ducks that I did not get to sign at practice last year and he is my second NHL star goaltender return after Brian Elliot the other week. Overall I am Extremely happy with this return and the fact that he inscribed both cards "To Kevin"

All Goalies: 16/100
BTP: 34/60

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

TTM: Kevin Poulin


Sent:
Returned:4/17/12

Drafted by New York Islanders 5th round #126 overall 2008 NHL Entry Draft

Poulin has seen some action last season with the Islanders but it hard now with Nabokov and Montoya being strong goalies and Diepetro with his "glass bones syndrome" it just seems every season a different injury.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Corey Crawford Patch



This was a sweet buy on ebay orginally $20 I offered the guy $15 so saving an extra $5 was nice. But man, this is a sweet card with a 3 color patch

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

TTM Matt Keetley


Sent: 3/3/12
Returned:4/11/12
Drafted by Calgary Flames 5th round (#158 overall) 2005 NHL Entry Draft

Keetley has been moving back and fourth from the ECHL to the AHL the past few seasons playing 9 games last year for the Abbotsford Heat and 2 games this year with the Houston Aeros. While spending most of the season in Bakersfield playing 38 games going 12-20-3 (which isn't the greatest record)

This makes 33/60 for the Between the Pipes set.
Sent cards to Bakersfield Condors Address.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

TTM: Brian Elliot



Sent:12/30/11
Returned: 4/5/12

Drafted by Ottawa Senators 9th round #291 overall 2003 NHL Entry Draft

I have been a big fan of Elliot since watching his college days at Wisconsin especially at the Frozen Four in Milwaukee in ... which they won with the help of other NHL players like Adam Burish, Jake Dowell, Jack Skille, Tom Gilbert, and San Jose Sharks star Joe Pavelski.
The St. Loius Blues goaltending tandem with Elliot and Jarslov Halak have been pretty solid winning the William Jennings Trophy for both goalies. Elliot is also a strong candidate for the Vezina Trophy.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Baseball and former NHL TTM's

Since the baseball season is starting up and I have a little interest in the Chicago Cubs but a huge interest in collecting Autographs and used to go to the Cubs convention that I might start some baseball ttm's especially since you can buy team sets together for certain companies. I might just start with the Cubs and White Sox being close in Chicago.

I will also be finding a getting former NHL autograph's from their home's and helping some sets of mine most likely my Chicago Blackhawks Tall Boy cards. I also have the Chicago Blackhawks Convention in July plus a Ron Santo Golf Outing where former/Current Cubs and Bears golf to honor Ron Santo and JDRF.

Brendan Morrison




I bought this at my local LCS for a $1 and I thought it was pretty cheap plus he had just been traded to the Chicago Blackhawks hoping that he would be good but he has yet to produce with Chicago unlike Johnny Oduya who's having a great run.

Monday, April 2, 2012

TTM: Bobby Clarke


Sent:
Received: 4/2/12

Drafted by Philadelphia Flyers 2nd round (#17 overall) 1969 NHL Amateur Draft

This is a nice return from one of the Broad Street Bullies from the city of Brotherly love that won 2 Stanley Cup in 1973-1975. He also won the Hart Trophy 3 tomes and had 3 100 point seasons.

These greats of the game sets are kind of cool and are great with auto's being white and obviously autographed by great players.