St. Louis Blues

TJ Oshie

Date sent: January 15th, 2011
Date received: January 11th, 2012
Total time: 361 days
Total players responses: 398
Total 2012 responses: 1

Wow! Almost an entire year before I got this Rookie card signed by TJ Oshie of the St.Louis Blues.  It’s been a tough few weeks as I’ve seen very little come my way in returns, but hopefully everyone had a great year and have their mailboxes filled with lots of goodies!

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Ian Cole

Received: June 10th, 2011
Total players responses: 254
Total 2011 responses: 249

Another pull from SP Authentic which has the player playing only a handful of games in the NHL (26).  I’m not holding my breath on the fact Ian Cole will be a scoring machine, but he seems to be more of the stay at home type of defensive player.  Ian was initially drafted in 2007, 18th overall by the St.Louis Blues, but he’s still on a FUTURE WATCH hockey card.  Interesting.  Check back tomorrow….  it’s my greatest pull/autograph/anything.. ever.

David Backes

Date sent: March 4th, 2011
Date received: April 24th, 2011
Total time: 51 days
Total players responses: 218
Total 2011 responses: 213

Drafted 62nd overall, in 2003 (as the card mentions), David Backes has seen decent scoring production, as this past season he has notched 62 points.  I sent this card back in March, and got it back about a month ago.  Pretty quick return, but since the Blues didn’t make the playoffs, I suppose he had nothing better to do than to return his fan mail!

Curtis Joseph

Date sent: January 16th, 2011
Date received: February 28th, 2011
Total time: 43 days
Total players responses: 94
Total 2011 responses: 89

Curtis Joseph, nicknamed Cujo, was an undrafted goalie who played for teams such as the Leafs, Flames and Oilers.  Joseph played about 950 games, with 454 wins and 352 losses.  He helped Canada win medals, 3 gold and 2 silvers.  Curtis officially announced his retirement from the NHL in January 2010.   

Cam Janssen

Received IP: February 27th, 2011
Total players responses: 93
Total 2011 responses: 88

Cam Janssen, one of the tough guys for St.Louis Blues.  Another hounder called over to him and said “Hey! Do you have some time to sign some stuff?”, to which he replied, “Aww! I gotta walk all the way over there?”.  The hounder responded by saying he’d fight him if he signed some stuff.  He graciously signed my card, but jokingly said “Oh! I gotta sign these f***in’ cards!”.  Thanks Cam for not beating us up. 

Brett Hull

Date sent: January 26th, 2011
Date received: February 14th, 2011
Total time: 19 days
Total players responses: 51
Total 2011 responses: 46

Brett Hull is a Canadian born American and Team USA member.  He is related to Bobby Hull and Dennis Hull.  Winning countless trophies and records, Hull is a fantastic TTM signer.  Not much is needed to say about his fantastic shot!