Do I know anything about Nicolas Kerdiles? Nope! Do I plan at least educating myself a little bit about Nic while writing this blog post? Yup! Nic is an Anaheim draft pick, gone in the 2nd round in the 2012 entry draft. I assume that Nic was highly touted as most 2nd rounders have some... Continue Reading →
A nice autograph from Hampus Lindholm of the Anaheim Ducks. Drafted in the first round, 6th overall, Hampus has no doubt lived up to expectations as he has been advertised as "a potential top end two-way defenseman" by utilizing his top skills "elite level passing, his skating, and his intelligent reads of the game" as... Continue Reading →
A great autograph from Scott Niedermayer, except that this card wasn't the card that I sent to Scott. I had actually sent a nice jersey card, superlative of all cards, to be signed by Scott. Unfortunately, he either kept or switched the cards and sent me this one. I can't really complain since I know... Continue Reading →
Jonas Hiller, the All-Star, currently plays for the Anaheim Ducks. He was an undrafted prospect when he first hit the NHL scene in 2007 by then GM Brian Burke. Since then, he's been a pretty solid goaltender, having gone to the Stanley Cup Finals and participating in the NHL All-Star game, among other NHL accolades.
A nice auto, but slightly smudged, autograph from Lubomir Visnovsky. Lubomir is one of the top D men for the Anaheim Ducks, and remains one amidst the trade rumors this past year. Although lubo is now on the tail end of his career, he still can be an effective player and continues to put up... Continue Reading →
My first autograph from George Parros. He's the resident tough guy and all around nice guy from Anaheim. With his trade mark mustache and massive size, he's one guy you don't want to mess with. He was a giant when I got his autograph! Thanks very much George!
Another auto, this time from Bobby Ryan. I've managed to snag Bobby's autograph while I was in other cities, so its no surprise that he would sign. I'm actually grateful that someone, of his talent is still willing to sign so much stuff. Thanks a bunch Bobby! You can see my other returns here and... Continue Reading →
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!
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... Continue Reading →
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,... Continue Reading →
Bobby Ryan is an american born NHL player playing in his 4th year in the pros. He's becoming better and better each year, and will eventually be a high scoring star in the league (as if he already isn't now). This past year, he signed a 5 year deal with the Ducks, which will see... Continue Reading →
Ryan, you eluded me the last time you were here. You eluded me earlier in the day, but I finally got his autograph! Ryan signed this Fleer Ultra photo-worn jersey card, with a blue sharpie. Ryan played with Team Canada recently at the Olympics and tallied 7 points in the 7 games played. This year,... Continue Reading →