Thursday, March 29, 2012

Ryan Getzlaf

Received IP: February 26th, 2012 
Total players responses: 418
Total 2012 responses: 21

Autograph by Ryan Getzlaf!  Ryan, like many of the Ducks, were nice enough to sign for me.  He signed this 11/12 Artifacts card.  I've gotten Ryan's autograph before, but I find that it looks really sharp on this card.  Thanks a bunch Ryan!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Matt Beleskey

Received IP: February 26th, 2012 
Total players responses: 417
Total 2012 responses: 20

Auto by Matt Beleskey.  He's a 23 year old winger who was drafted 112th overall in 2006.  I acquired this autograph in person while on my hounding trip.  Last year, he split playing duties between Syracuse and Anaheim, notching up 34 points.  I've gotten Matt's autograph before, but I can't seem to find his blog post anywhere!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Corey Perry

Received IP: February 26th, 2012 
Total players responses: 416
Total 2012 responses: 19

Another sweet autograph, this time from Corey Perry.  This is my first autograph from Corey as I've tried my best to try and get him through other cities.  He's a tough one, but I managed to get him!  I'm not sure, but I was able to get 2 cards signed, and each looked different.  Nonetheless, still a good one!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Dustin Penner

Received IP: February 26th, 2012 
Total players responses: 415
Total 2012 responses: 18

Ok, I'm super stoked about this autographed card.  This card turned out perfectly and exactly how I had hoped.  When I first bought this card, I was looking at where Dustin could sign.  Dustin has been putting up a moderate amount of points, but no where near the potential he could have if he was more aggressive in his play.  Thanks for the nice auto Dustin!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Jack Johnson

Received IP: February 26th, 2012
Total players responses: 414
Total 2012 responses: 17 

Jack Johnson is not a Columbus Blue Jacket!  He was traded right at the deadline and was one of LA Kings top prospect defensemen.  Jack was nice enough to sign for me on this sweet beginnings rookie jersey card.  Jack has always been awesome signing autographs for us autograph hounders.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Craig Anderson

Date sent: January 21st, 2012
Date received: February 19th, 2012
Total time: 29 days
Total players responses: 413
Total 2012 responses: 16

A nice autograph on this masked mens card by Craig Anderson of the Ottawa Senators.  The Senators are currently making a late season push to stay in the standings and have been doing so with the goaltending of Craig Anderson.  Let's see how well the Sens do, and how Craig responds with the signing of giant goalie Ben Bishop.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Jarome Iginla

Received IP: February 26th, 2012
Total players responses: 412
Total 2012 responses: 15

I got another Iggy autograph IP!  This time, it was in another city, but he was just as nice as he's always been to sign cards.  He was talking with a bunch of folks, along side Mike Cammalleri, although I do not get why I didn't stop him to ask for an autograph.  I've gotten Jarome's many times, but never Mike's.  Weird.  

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Brian Gionta

Date sent: January 21st, 2012
Date received: February 16th, 2012
Total time: 26 days
Total players responses: 411
Total 2012 responses: 14

Seems like we're doing a flashback here as this is another return from Brian Gionta!  Brian, along side the Montreal Canadiens in general, have been excellent signers.  Brian is the current captain of this historic franchise, but currently have failed in leading his team into the post season.  This is his third year with the Canadiens.  Thanks Brian!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Alex Tanguay

Received IP: February 26th, 2012
Total players responses: 410
Total 2012 responses: 13

Sweet, another autograph from Calgary Flame Alex Tanguay.  This is currently my fourth autograph from Alex and has always been an extremely reliable signer.  Alex is currently helping the Flames try and make the playoffs, but him along side Jarome will need to step up their play if the Flames have any chance of making it to the post season.  You can view the previous blogs here, here and here!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Jonathan Quick

Received IP: February 26th, 2012
Total players responses: 409
Total 2012 responses: 12

I got this card signed in person when I went to the practice!  Jon was nice enough to sign this and take pictures with fans waiting for his and many of the Kings autos!  Thanks Jon for the autograph! 

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Brendan Ranford

Date sent: January 15th, 2012
Date received: February 26th, 2012
Total time: 42 days
Total players responses: 408
Total 2012 responses: 11

Brendan Ranford nicely sent me a return from the Kamloops Blazers.  Brendan is the nephew of goaltender Bill Ranford.  Brendan is currently sitting in the top 20 in WHL scoring with just over 85 points in 60+ games and is on pace to break his personal scoring records.  Good luck in the NHL Brendan!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Mike Knuble

Date sent: June 22nd, 2011
Date received: February 14th, 2012
Total time: 237 days
Total players responses: 407
Total 2012 responses: 10

A nice return from Mike Knuble of the Washington Capitals.  Currently the assistant captain, Mike is there to provide leadership as well as chipping in points whenever he can.  As many of the Capitals are experiencing, he's on pace for a career low in points this year.  Let's hope they make the playoffs for Mike to get another shot at the Cup, which he's won once in the late 90s.