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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Saturday, January 29, 2011

2010-2011 Panini Box Break, Yawn...

I stopped by my favorite hobby store last weekend and picked up a few things. I was really interested in the Panini box/pack. $114 for 8 cards. I knew what you are suppose to get and thought I'd give it a try. No blooming autographs, that sucked! I showed the owner and he offered me a pack of 2010-2011 UD GUA. I told him it wasn't his fault there was no autograph but he insisted I take a pack. I opened the first UD pack and pulled the Kane/Bufflin /25 (yes I know!) card, cool, seem to be jersey logos. All in all, I was not impressed, $114 PER PACK AND I pull a $20 Perry /19/25 card and Chara jersey card. The Hall card is /25 too. Not great...

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Almost Done Another Frame, Eberle!

I am done with buying frames for my jerseys. This is the second one I finished on my own and I love it. It's not quite done yet, I need some matting done and then I will seal it up and put it on a wall. I won't tell you what the matting will have, but I can guarantee, you will love it. But, this is an Oiler frame, hmmm, my other homemade frame has another Oiler in it, hmmm. And I'm a Flames Fan? Yah, I have a double frame that just needs some glass which will hold a Regehr and Iggy jersey, that's next on the list. You collectors out there, the whole Oak frame cost me, $50 for the glass, $15 for the wood and $5 for the stain. These things sell for $500 in stores.

Craig Conroy for Calgary Mayor! Class Guy! Best of Luck To You Craig!

It sounds like they are fighting over him in certain capacities, TSN, Heat or Flames mgt. He will be missed but will resurface somewhere. Now let's make him Mayor! Sign the petition, he needs it!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Saskatoon VS Swift Current

A rather snowy night but another successful mission completed. We were a little late getting to the game and we knew tickets would not be an issue, CUC holds close to 15000 people and the Blades draw maybe 4-5000 per game. There was a buzz in the air as we stood in line and it was known that Schenn was a scratch with his shoulder. There was a ceremony for Schenn and Hamilton before the game and both the Team Canada players dropped the ceremonial puck for minor hockey players. Schenn was signing after the second period so we were able to watch most of the game. Walking around the arena after the first period, my head turned, yah there's Rich Sutter, Lukas Sutter's dad. I paused for a minute and thought 2 pucks last year and then no pucks for Brayden to sign. I really wanted to get Brayden on a Team Canada puck, and that's all I had with my jerseys. Oh well...
We were 20th in line behind many minor hockey players, we stood in line at the 12:00 min mark of the second period and they're were maybe 100 people in line within 15 mins or so. Brayden is Brayden, a down to earth, laid back, local kid. He spoke with the people, signed whatever they wanted and took some pictures. We got to the front and I asked Brayden to sign my jersey number and personalize it. He said,"Sure" and yet again, I got a "All the Best" inscription on my jersey number by the 2011 WLC MVP. My wife got the black signed of another Team Canada jersey with silver maker and my Team Canada puck. She asked him for a picture of him and he agreed. This easily could be misconstrued as a proof pic but he is who is is, cool. Another perk of the cute wife thing maybe too. Anyway, here's the loot.

Man, it was my wife's decision to get it signed in the black with silver instead of with black on the red, love it!

Brayden Schenn Is Now A Blade

The Saskatoon Blades acquired from the Brandon Wheat Kings, Saskatoon native, Brayden Schenn this past week at the WHL's trade deadline. Brayden did hurt his shoulder at the WJC and is out of action for at least one more week. Now, he is the featured player at tonight's game vs the Swift Current Broncos. That means, he will be signing autographs during the second intermission and after the game. Check back tonight for the goods!

Monday, January 3, 2011


Being witness to last year's Gold Medal game in Saskatoon, tonight was a great payback. I am not surprised at all the kids pulled it off against Team USA. The TSN guys all claimed and hinted the US had a better team and would win the game. The legacy this tourny has created is awesome, Crosby, Toews, Hall, Eberle, Gretzky, yah it all starts here. But no one from the TSN Crew mentioned one thing, we are Canadian and this is our game!