Monday, October 29, 2012

TTM: Doug Favell

Sent: 10/15/12
Returned: 10/27/12

I am happy to get a signature from Bernie Parent's backup to help my Between the pipes goalie collection the only thing I don't like is the pen signature though it does stick out and look better scanned I would rather have him signed it Black sharpie.

There is an interesting story about the placement of his historic mask. Which from a summary is that the mask they had in the Hall of Fame was a replica and the actual mask that he wore was vandalized and painted over.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

TTM: Brandon Saad

Sent: 10/22/12

Received: 10/25/12

Drafted by  Chicago Blackhawks 2nd round (43 overall) 2011 NHL Entry Draft

A very nice return from a player that looks like he good be a good player in the pros and he probably would have gone to Chicago this season if their wasn't  a lockout. Though it can be good to get practice in a league that's a bit faster than Juniors. Brandon nicely signed my 2 cards in Blue Sharpie and added his # 43 to both of them.

TTM: Carter Hutton

Sent: 10/18/12
Recieved:  10/25/12
(Dates recored on Excel Spreadsheet)

SO today was a good mail day as I recied 2 letter in the Mail from Rockford the firts being Carter Hutton and the second being one that you have to wait for tomorrow that has a bright future with the Blackhawks. But you could say Carter Hutton is still a prospect too as he has yet to play and actually NHL since he has only been on the Bench for the San Jose Sharks and Chicago Blackhawks. Though he has gave it all to get in a first NHL Game which is why I think he has yet to get an official Rookie card besides a Panini All Goalies card. I am a full Believer in him and he definitely deserves his chance.

Sets this helps
2011-12 Rockford Team set 2/60
2010-11 ITG BTP 1/100

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Binders full of Wo....

men. No, Just joking.  If any bloggers on here watched the presidential debate like the other 65 Million Americans then you would have heard of the Mitt Romney making a joke about female resumes in Binders so that got me thinking to make this little post because of all the binders that are in my room. No, they are not full of women but full of cards. 29 binders for all the NHL Teams, a 5 inch Binder for my Chicago Blackhawks team set, a Blackhawks player binder, Patrick Roy Binder, Jonathan Toews Binder, Martin Brodeur binder, Chicago Cubs Binder, Green bay Packers/ Wisconsin football binder, 2 goalie binders, a binder for my autograph sets, 2 autographed photo binders, and last but a Hockey rookie binder with rookies from various Victory and Young Gun sets. Making a total of around 41 Binders.

So that's what's up with my collection size which is a decent but right size to too much and it's all organized one way or the other. Do other bloggers on here have bigger or smaller collections since I really didn't start collecting and opening packs until 1999 around 1st grade time. (My title says since 1992 but that's when I was born. Though at 20 years old I am still young compared to most collectors on here.)

Friday, October 19, 2012

IP: Corey Crawford

Signed July 20, 2012

I got this All Goalies Card signed by Mr. Crawford at the Chicago Blackhawks convention. I also got a Net Brawlers card signed and will post it once I get it signed by AL Montoya.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

TTM: Mike Peluso

Sent: 10/2/12
Received: 10/16/12

Drafted by New Jersey Devils 10th round (190 overall) 1984 NHL Entry Draft

Mike Peluso was a journeyman and a quite a tough fighter. Playing for 5 teams from 1991-1998 and racking up a total of  1,951 Penalty minutes in a total of 458 games ranking him 57th overall in most penalty minutes. A very tough yet emotional guy who can be seen crying here during the last game of the Stanley cup finals right before the Devils won he cup in 1995.
I think something might be wrong with his hands because the loop in the first letter struggles in all 3 cards but mostly the first 2 Hawks cards. I sent Mr. Peluso these 3 cards because the 2 Blackhawks cards belong to team sets that I am trying to get signed

Card 1: 1991-92 Upper Deck Which has 6/26 signed

Card 2: 1990 Pro Set which has 12/32 Blackhawks cards signed

Card 3: 2002-03 Fleer Throwback Gold version pictured him during the 1995 Stanley Cup Finals when the Devils won the Cup.

Monday, October 15, 2012

TTM: Jeff Frazee

Sent: January 2012

Returned: 10/15/12

Drafted by New Jersey Devils 2nd round  #38 overall 2005 NHL Entry Draft

Currently with the Albany Devils which is were I sent this card last season.

I was surprised to get this card back since I heard that other people like Sal and JonWayne have tried him twice and had no success so this is pretty nice since it is part of my Panini All Goalie set too.

Panini All Goalies: 23/100

Saturday, October 13, 2012

TTM: Andrew Shaw

Sent: 10/9/12

Returned: 10/13/12

A quick four day return from my second favorite Blackhawk.  Andrew Shaw is a young 21 that is full of spunk and ready to get back to the NHL once the lockout ends. He was a force to be recon with in the playoffs when took out Mike Smith and then got a suspension for it. He always has a scar on his face to show his grit and style of play. Being a very popular player in Chicago it was nice to take advantage of his time in Rockford by sending him a ttm and getting another card from the 2012 Rockford team set done. Which unlike Sal, I have a lot left to get signed.   

Thursday, October 11, 2012

TTM: Jimmy Howard

Sent: 12/?/11

I was starting to consider my starting goalie cards a failre but this is a great return from Card Boarded favorite goaltender Jimmy Howard. Howard is looking to be Detroit's long franchise goalie like Chris Osgood he maybe a solid American goaltender for Team USA in Sochi in 2014 Winter Olympics. He maybe a Red Wing but I sure think he is pretty good goalie

Both these cards help  out my 2007-08 Between the Pipes set and 2010-11 Panini All Goalies set

All Goalies: 22/100
Between the Pipes: 35/60

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Patrick Roy: The Lost Rookies

There are some young Patrick Roy rookie cards out there including the most popular O-Pee-Chee and Topps version (Pictured) but there are other brands too.

With Sal over at Puck junk making an article on the 2003-04 Topps Lost Rookies which was a good read an I found out that the Topps Patrick Roy card I had was a Topps print remake of a card that would have been. I wasalways wondering if it is a reprint then where can I get the actaul card that was made in 1986 put then it turns out thatn it was never made until topps used a old base desing with and old picture of Roy. Though I wish they would have used the old fashon card board feeling with the old look to it so it would look like it was produced back in the day instead of it being a glossy paper card that looks recent.

Then I have another interesting Roy rookie card. It is using the same format and design of the 1986 O-Pee-Chee rookie but instead they decided to go with an alternative picture stating on the back that this was a photo not used but it was the second pick of. I am a big fan of it because it's a close up of his torso and white mask. Does it count as one of his actual rookie cards? Though I would wanted Upper Deck Young Guns to be around then even though Upper Deck didn't start their company until 2 years later in 1988. I might make some Superstar Young Guns soon with past Young Guns designs with Legends like Roy, Gretzky, Lemieux, Hull ect.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Collecting Update

So with the summer ending and the Hockey season starting without the National Hockey League it is depressing but I will manage with my collection. Over the summer the main option was to collect cards on eBay and send cards out to old former players which I accomplished with 2 player plus the Chicago Blackhawks Convention. Now I will stick to sending cards out to AHL and junior hockey league players who have been drafted and will hopefully make it big one day like Malcom Subban who could be big with the Bruins in a couple years. But for now if I can make a steal by getting a Skinner or Ebrele autograph in the mail that would be huge. I think sending to the farm team would make it a bit easier because although they do play they might get less mail or might loss some fan attraction especially when guys like Eberle and Hopkins have gone from a Oilers team in Edmonton to a Barons team in Oklahoma City which is not a Big hockey city. It's cheaper keeping it in the states with stamps too. Most likely I will try to start locally with the Rockford IceHogs who have current Hawks players like Nick Leddy, Marcus Kruger, and Andrew Shaw and then try the Chicago Wolves and Peoria Rivermen with some cards to different sets.

I just hope Upper Deck doesn't cancel any of their upcoming products like Series 1 or Artifacts (Which I pre ordered) so if that gets canceled that would suck. I might be going to a card show in November in Chicago and hopefully find some steals and deals for my pc's and projects.