Monday, October 17, 2011

Spring Training Return: Brandon Morrow

  • Brandon Morrow 3/3- It's nice to get a few more offseason returns rolling in as the World Series approaches. Brandon signed cards from the 09, 10, and 10 U&H Topps sets from Blue Jays spring training. Sent 2/12 (245 days)

Saturday, October 15, 2011

TTM Return: Brian Roberts

  • Brian Roberts 1/1- Since Brian spent most of the year on the disabled list, I sent him a card from the 08 Goudey set during the summer and received it back today. Sent 6/27 (112 days)

TTM Return: Joe Blanton

  • Joe Blanton 1/1- I sent Joe his card from the 09 Topps set way back in July of last year, and just received it back postmarked from Tampa. Sent 7/16 (454 days)

Friday, October 14, 2011

Spring Training Return: Kevin Frandsen

  • Kevin Frandsen 2/2- I originally sent cards to Kevin at the Padres' spring training camp, but he ended up in the Phillies' farm system this year. He signed 09 and 10 Topps cards with a postmark from Phoenix, Arizona. Sent 3/8 (216 days)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

TTM Return: Troy Percival

  • Troy Percival 1/1- A member of the 300 Saves Club, Troy signed his 09 Topps card from his home address in blue sharpie. With this card, I finally achieved my goal of getting to 220 cards for my set by the end of the year! Sent 6/3 (129 days)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Hockey TTM: Nicklas Backstrom

  • Nicklas Backstrom 3/2- The Capitals' center signed cards from the 09-10 Victory and Score sets, as well as one of the protective index cards I included with my request. Sent 1/20 (261 days)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Bruins Fanfest

I couldn't afford tickets to tonight's game, but I did head to the Garden for the pre-game festivities. While game 7 of last year's Stanley Cup Final played on a big screen along the outside wall of the arena, various carnival games and freebies stretched out alongside the North Station terminal. Finally, the cup was paraded down Canal Street atop a Boston Ladder 1 fire truck. This was followed by a procession through military and police officers, arms outstretched with white hockey sticks to form a tunnel leading into the Garden.

The NHL Network had a booth set up with two Bruins alumni, so I got a few free photos. It was a good way to start what should be another great season of hockey.
  • Reggie Lemelin- personalized 8X10
  • Ken Linseman- personalized 8X10

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

TTM Return: Jason Grilli

  • Jason Grilli 2/2- Jason must have taken his mail on the road with him, signing his 09 Topps U&H and 2000 Finest cards with the envelope postmarked from Milwaukee, where the Pirates ended their season. Sent 9/12 (21 days)