Welcome to my obsession, this is my blog to showcase my sports memorabilia collection. All the autographs are 'in-person' which makes it more interesting! Some great NHL'ers are from our area and come 'home' in the spring. Feel free to use this site for reference for your autographs. I am not an expert but all my stuff is "in-person" so it can be a great reference point. And please drop me a comment!

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Stanley Cup-Jordan Hendry Tomorrow

Got to love this provice, tomorrow is Canada Day and the Stanley Cup will be with Jordan Hendry in Nokomis, Sask. That's a short 1 1/2 hour drive. Check back tomorrow!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Drew Doughty IP

We headed up to the city today to try to get Drew Doughty on a few more projects. I had two #8's, one being from the Stoll kit I forgot on Thursday and the Team Canada #8, plus two pucks. I double checked with Boston Pizza and they confirmed he would be there at 1:00 today. I needed the pucks still so I went to my favorite hobby store and found out Doughty was at a local doughnut shop waiting for 1:00. There were 3 places to check out, nothing panned out, oh well...Doughty came in about 12:30 sat down for some lunch and there were about 25 people waiting. He quickly ate and within 3mins or so, we were next in line. My wife and I both teach so we asked fro some extra cards to give to our kids and they were happy to give up 5 and possibly more but we would have to wait. Never waited...We both congratulated Drew on the Gold medal win and he was very humble in his response, we knew full well he had heard that many times since. I asked for the Team Canada #8 to be personalized and the marker bled a little. He stopped after my name and asked the coordinator for something different, they had nothing. So I pulled out my new sharpie for the occasion and Drew signed the #8 with the 2010 Gold on it. I asked if he wanted to keep the sharpie and he quickly said yes. I got the Kings puck signed too along with a picture with a Olympic Gold Medalist. My wife got a Canada puck and Kings jersey signed, she had met Doughty before the the whole Olympic thing made it pretty cool for both of us. She got her picture with him and he used my silver sharpie for the puck and jersey for my wife, I asked him if he wanted to keep that one too and he said, "If you don't mind."
Yah, I lent Drew Doughty two sharpies for the day. I think I can start every sentence for the next 2 weeks with that one. Drew showed up today for the people that missed him on Thursday so he gets my vote for a class act and great person. Thanks Drew!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Hartnell, Stoll, Schenn, Scehnn, Dawes, Pisani, Purcell, Brookbank, and Schultz All In Person

I was supper psyched to get a chance to get the other Schenn brother tonight, they both walked over and Brayden actually looked at me and said, "Hi". I think I have chatted with him now, he recognizes me. Anyway, the Schenn brothers were the second at the table, so I made sure I asked Luke to personalize the Leafs jersey, you'll see...And to get both Brayden and Luke on a Team Canada puck plus a picture with both would be rare and cool.

Have a look at the signature for Schenn, I made sure I asked him to personalize it and I got the full Luke Schenn, oh yah!

I asked Brayden to sign my Kings jersey and this, which will be a World Junior Team Canada Jersey, when I can get to it.
I forgot my Stoll number kit, almost turned around to drive 50 mins to get it but choose a different route. I got a #1 to get Jarret to sign, totally forgot about it Jarret signed my Kings jersey but growl....When we got there there was a bout 30 people in line, I was a little miffed but oh well...I walked inside to use the washroom and when I walked out I noticed someone standing off to the side of Boston Pizza. People were line up right in front of Nigel Dawes of my Calgary Flames. I walked over and said I knew who he was and asked how he was. We chatted for about 5mins about my beloved Flames, shared some tears, no kidding. But walked back to the line and had a large grin on my face. I told my wife who I met and she just rolled her eyes. She loves the Flames too but the chances I get just make her sigh. I ended up with a Hartnell jersey, Team Canada jersey, and the Kings jersey but will post the pics tomorrow.

My silver sharpie dried up and it was raining like a flood so some signed in my other silver and some just signed in black, that's Brookbank (Ducks), Schultz (Canada), Purcell (Lightning), Hartnell (Flyers), Pisani (Oilers), Brayden Schenn (Canada) and Dawes (Flames).

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Here's the Plan....

I have a away LA Kings jersey, Philadelphia Flyers Home jersey (2003), 2 Team Canada Home jerseys, and a Toronto Maple Leafs Home jersey for Thursdays session. Jerseys are for Stoll, Hartnell, Doughty and Schenn and Schenn. Should be fun! Doughty will be coming from the Awards Show in Las Vegas so here's hoping he will make it for Thursday's BP session.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Cool. Schenn, Schenn, Stoll and Hartnell

Finally, the other Schenn! This year's Jarret Stoll's Charity Golf tournament is bringing in some different people. Drew Doughty, Fernando Pisani, Sheldon Brookbank, Scott Hartnell, and Jarret himself will be returning this year with; Brayden Schenn (no biggie, got him lots), Wayne Simmonds, Teddy Purcell, Nigel Dawes (cool!), and Luke Schenn!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Hawks Win, Hmm....

I will repeat myself that I really did not care who won the Stanley Cup, because my Flames were not part of the playoffs this year. But I was hoping for the Flyers because of Scott Hartnell, a local guy who should be here in town in two weeks for the Jarret Stoll Golf Classic. So the Chicago Black Hawks have won and the Cup will be in Saskatchewan 2 x's this summer, Sopel from Saskatoon and Hendry from Nokomis. That will be 4 x's in 3 years for me to get my grubby little hands on Lord Stanley's Grail!