Sunday, July 14, 2013

Brandon Yip

scan0032 by hockeyttmDate received: May 31, 2012
Total players responses: 541
Total 2012 responses: 144

So much for trying to stay consistent with my blog posts! This here is my Brandon Yip autographed 10/11 Contenders card, which I believe I picked up back in 2012 through ebay. Brandon obviously is one of only a handful of Asians currently playing in the NHL, and will hopefully help pave the way for other ethnic groups hoping to make it to the big leagues.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Mark Scheifele

scan0030 by hockeyttmDate sent: February 29, 2012
Date received: May 31, 2012
Total time: 92 days
Total players responses: 540
Total 2012 responses: 143

Sorry for the lack of updates guys, I've been busy with other obligations, but will try and make my best effort to blog a bit more. I got this Mark Scheifele autograph, pictured with the Barrie Colts, last year, and I was super excited as this was the Jets' first round pick and first since coming back to Winnipeg. It appears as if he'll be a great player, as he's already represented his country, Team Canada. Thanks for the auto Mark!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Joe Thornton

scan0029 by hockeyttmDate sent: February 26, 2012
Date received: June 4, 2012
Total time: 99 days
Total players responses: 539
Total 2012 responses: 142

A huge return from equally as big, Joe Thornton. Joe is an all star player, who has played many years with the San Jose Sharks. I have watched him over the years, represent Canada, and he's always been a fantastic player. Unfortunately, he recently knocked out the Vancouver Canucks in a sweep. Thanks for the autograph Joe.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Bobby Baun

scan0028 by hockeyttmDate sent: May 28, 2012
Date received: June 8, 2012
Total time: 11 days
Total players responses: 538
Total 2012 responses: 141

A great return from Bobby Baun, Toronto Maple Leaf Alumni. Bobby played in the 50s, 60s and 70s in the NHL and had obviously helped the Leafs win cups in 1962, 1963, 1964, and 1967. Bobby was one of the hardest, cleanest hitting players of his time. Thanks for the autograph Bobby. It looks fantastic!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Brian Bradley

scan0027 by hockeyttmDate sent: June 29, 2012
Date received: September 13, 2012
Total time: 76 days
Total players responses: 537
Total 2012 responses: 140

A sweet autograph from Brain Bradley, shown here in a Vancouver Canucks uniform. He was originally drafted by the Calgary Flames, 51st overall, and played for a handful of teams, including the Lightning and Leafs. He retired after 10+ seasons due to injuries. Thanks for the autograph Brian!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Paul Kariya

scan0025 by hockeyttmDate sent: April 29, 2012
Date received: September 7, 2012
Total time: 131 days
Total players responses: 536
Total 2012 responses: 139

A sweet return from Paul Kariya! Paul is one of my favorite players to have played the game. He hails from Vancouver, BC which makes it pretty neat as he was once one of the elite players in the league. He signed this Upper Deck, MVP card, which in fact wasn't mine, but still happy for the autograph. Thanks Paul!

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Clay Wilson

scan0024 by hockeyttmDate sent: April 29, 2012
Date received: May 9, 2012
Total time: 10 days
Total players responses: 535
Total 2012 responses: 138

Another undrafted player highlights today's blog post. Clay Wilson has never fully been able to maintain a level of play that NHL teams look for. At the age of 29, Clay has four NHL teams under his belt and a combined 36 NHL games. It appears as if Clay's career is over, but it's not unheard of players coming back to the NHL when they're older. Thanks Clay!

Friday, March 29, 2013

Greg Adams

scan0022 by hockeyttmDate sent: April 26, 2012
Date received: May 14, 2012
Total time: 18 days
Total players responses: 534
Total 2012 responses: 137

Another return, recieved back in 2012, from Greg Adams. Greg was a former Vancouver Canuck that went undrafted. He got his first big break with the Devils, where in his second season, he recorded 73 points. Later he was traded to Vancouver, along with Kirk Mclean for Patrick Sundstrom and a 4th round pick. Thanks for the auto Greg!