From a starting rookie a couple of days ago to an aging superstar who still (reportedly) wants to come back into the NHL. Jaromir Jagr needs no introduction but I’m so happy to have gotten his autograph. I’ve sent to Jaromir over the years as he’s travelled from city to city, which I’m sure many in the TTM community have tried to do as well with very little success. I sent this one to his HC in Europe which he […]
I remember Sergei Gonchar, mostly from his Pittsburgh Penguin days and later in his career with the Ottawa Senators. I’ve always had an appreciation for Sergei and his leadership abilities which was evident as he was an assistant captain on three different teams (Washington, Pittsburgh and Ottawa). Now he helps out with the Penguins as an assistant coach as of late, having recently gotten a promotion from developmental coach last year. Not sure if it’s luck or his abilities to […]
As of the 2017 season, Ulf is the assistant coach of the Chicago Blackhawks. Ulf has been heavily involved with hockey throughout his entire career in both the playing and coaching aspects. He started out playing the SEL as a teenager and eventually made his way into the NHL, being drafted by the Hartford Whalers in 1982. While not known for his point production, he was the type of player to get things done and his physical presence. Now Ulf […]
Date sent: February 26, 2012 Date received: September 13, 2012 Total time: 200 days Total players responses: 532 Total 2012 responses: 135 A great return from one of the great players of the game, Ron Francis. Having had played 23 seasons in the NHL, Ron was able to win 2 Stanley Cups during his time with the Pittsburgh Penguins. He was a major contributor during the 1995-96 season where he amassed 119 points. Usually you’d think 119 would be sufficient […]
Date sent: February 26, 2012 Date received: May 4, 2012 Total time: 68 days Total players responses: 525 Total 2012 responses: 128 A young, young picture of Richard Park. Richard currently a member on a Swiss team in Europe. Richard has been around the block many times, having played for Vancouver, Pittsburgh, Anaheim, Philadelphia, Minnesota and New York (Islanders). He graciously signed this rookie card of his while he was on the Penguins. Thanks for the auto Richard!
Date sent: June 22nd, 2011 Date received: December 29th, 2011 Total time: 190 days Total players responses: 394 Total 2011 responses: 389 Kris Letang is a former Val-d’Or Foreurs member and Stanley Cup winner with his current team, the Pittsburgh Penguins. This year, Kris was a victim of a vicious head shot. He’s currently on IR with a concussion, hopefully he’ll be back sometime this year and be able to help the Pens make the playoffs.
Date sent: June 22nd, 2011 Date received: November 1st, 2011 Total time: 132 days Total players responses: 349 Total 2011 responses: 344 Nick Johnson, a former Pittsburgh prospect, currently plays for the Minnesota Wild. He was claimed off waivers on September 29 of this year. I was lucky to get his autograph on this Hot Rookies card, but unfortunately, he signed in a black sharpie, right on his black jersey! Do’h.
Received IP: October 5th, 2011 Total players responses: 327 Total 2011 responses: 322 Brooks Orpik is the other player to have signed for my girlfriend (she waited while I was out at work!). An odd auto, as it looks really loopy, although I guess I can’t complain as that’s probably what his autograph looks like for most folks! Thanks Brooks!
Received IP: October 6th, 2011 Total players responses: 326 Total 2011 responses: 321 A great sign from Tyler Kennedy of the Pittsburgh Penguins when they came into town. It was really nice of Tyler to sign for my girlfriend, as not many of the Penguins players had stopped to sign. I’m really happy to have gotten this auto on this Rookie Class card by Upperdeck! Thanks!
Date sent: June 28th, 2011 Date received: September 12th, 2011 Total time: 76 days Total players responses: 305 Total 2011 responses: 300 Jordan Staal, the second oldest of the Staal brothers is a fantastic centerman for the Pittsburgh Penguins. He signed this awesome artifacts card, in blue, which shows up beautifully! I really love these artifact cards, and it requires no prep whatsover and can display the cards nicely. Thanks for the sign Jordan!
Date sent: June 22nd, 2011 Date received: August 3rd, 2011 Total time: 42 days Total players responses: 289 Total 2011 responses: 284 Sweet, I got my four cards back from Maxime Talbot. Standing in a 5’11, Max is a Stanley Cup champion, silver medalist and QMJHL Playoff MVP, all at the age of 27! Not bad for a guy who was picked 234th overall in his entry draft year. Thanks Maxime for the nice autographs! They turned up really clear […]
Received: June 10th, 2011 Total players responses: 250 Total 2011 responses: 245 Eric Tangradi is a future NHL player, who has played a total of 16 games, playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins. He was initially drafted by the Anaheim Ducks in 2007, but has been mostly toiled in the minor leagues for his pro career. Another future star who signs his autographs with their initials. Not that I have a problem with it, but they could learn a thing or […]