Detroit Red Wings

Chris Osgood

scan0008 by hockeyttmDate sent: May 23, 2011
Date received: July 9, 2012
Total time: 413 days
Total players responses: 521
Total 2012 responses: 124

Definitely one of my longer returns, this time from Chris Osgood. Chris is a retired NHL player who was best known for playing for the Detroit Red Wings. He made temporary stops in both St.Louis and NY but eventually returned back to the team that had drafted him 54th overall. I’m definitely happy to get Chris’ autograph to add to my collection. Thanks Chris!

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Tomas Holmstrom

scan0008 (3) by hockeyttmDate sent: February 26, 2012
Date received: May 2, 2012
Total time: 66 days
Total players responses: 520
Total 2012 responses: 123

A great return from Red Wings forward Tomas Holmstrom. Tomas has spent his entire career in front of the net and is definitely one of the best at screening goaltenders. Drafted well into the later rounds (257th overall), he has been a gem of a player and shows how well the Red Wings staff are at identifying diamonds in the rough. Thanks for the autograph Tomas!

Johan Franzen

scan0026 by hockeyttmDate sent: August 24, 2012
Date received: September 13, 2012
Total time: 20 days
Total players responses: 512
Total 2012 responses: 115

A nice return from Johan Franzen from my SP Essentials set. I”m super happy with this as I’m starting to see returns from the set I’m trying to collect. I’ve received previous Johan TTM returns from him in the past, so I knew that this one shouldn’t have been difficult to achieve. Thanks for the autograph Johan!

Mike Modano

Date sent: August 24, 2012
Date received: September 6, 2012
Total time: 13 days
Total players responses: 492
Total 2012 responses: 95

A real quick return from one of the best American born players to have played the game.  Mike Modano signed this SP Essentials card for me, a set which I am trying to collect.  He signed it perfectly to where I wanted it to be.  I hope this wasn’t a ghost signed card, anybody can tell if it was?

Bernie Federko

Date sent: February 26th, 2012
Date received: March 14th, 2012
Total time: 17 days
Total players responses: 437
Total 2012 responses: 40

A nice autograph from Bernie Federko who is a former top 10 draft pick in the 70s.  Bernie is a HHOF inductee and has some legendary stats to go along with that honor.  He has played in 1,000 games and 1,100+ points to show for.  He holds numerous records for St.Louis, in which he played 13 seasons for.  Of course, I happen to have his card for the ONLY season which he didn’t play for the Blues, which would be Detroit and be the final year in his career.  Thanks for the autograph Bernie!

Dan Cleary

Date sent: January 19th, 2011
Date received: October 12th, 2011
Total time: 266 days
Total players responses: 336
Total 2011 responses: 331

A professional ice hockey player for the Detroit Red Wings, Daniel Cleary is a former 1st round, 13th overall draft pick, selected by the Chicago Blackhawks.  As with many players who have had lengthy contracts with Detroit, Dan has won a Stanley Cup with the Wings in 2008.  He, as well as the rest of the Wings are hoping that they’ll be able to return to form this season.

Valtteri Filppula

Date sent: June 22nd, 2011
Date received: October 12th, 2011
Total time: 112 days
Total players responses: 334
Total 2011 responses: 329

Valtteri Filppula is a member of the Detroit Red Wings.  He’s averaged about 40 points a season and has been a pretty durable player.  At age 27, he’s won a Stanley Cup with the Wings, which is to no surprise as the Wings have been able to consistently get to the post season.  Good luck this season Val!