Toronto Maple Leafs

Bobby Baun

scan0028 by hockeyttmDate sent: May 28, 2012
Date received: June 8, 2012
Total time: 11 days
Total players responses: 538
Total 2012 responses: 141

A great return from Bobby Baun, Toronto Maple Leaf Alumni. Bobby played in the 50s, 60s and 70s in the NHL and had obviously helped the Leafs win cups in 1962, 1963, 1964, and 1967. Bobby was one of the hardest, cleanest hitting players of his time. Thanks for the autograph Bobby. It looks fantastic!

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Ben Scrivens

scan0015 by hockeyttmDate sent: April 16, 2012
Date received: May 4, 2012
Total time: 18 days
Total players responses: 529
Total 2012 responses: 132

A quick 18 day turn around from Ben Scrivens, one half of the goaltending tandem in Toronto. He, alongside James Reimer will need to carry the workload until a deal gets done (perhaps with Roberto?). I’m super happy that he signed this card as this is my very first return from him. Thanks a lot Ben!

Dion Phaneuf

Date sent: April 26, 2012
Date received: September 10, 2012
Total time: 137 days
Total players responses: 493
Total 2012 responses: 96

A nice return on this SP Authentics card by Dion Phaneuf.  Dion is the current captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs and is probably one of the more consistent signers out there.  Dion was a part of one of the greatest World Junior Teams, way back in 2005 (the time of the last lockout).  Perhaps with this years’ lockout, we’ll have a nice selection to choose from for the World Juniors.  Thanks for the auto Dion!

Johnny Bower

Date sent: April 14, 2012
Date received: April 25, 2012
Total time: 11 days
Total players responses: 473
Total 2012 responses: 76

A nice return from Mr.Johnny Bower, which was expected as this is wasn’t my first return from him.  He was one of the greatest goaltenders of his era and has won numerous awards, including the Vezina in 1961 and 1965.  He helped the Leafs win the Stanley cup for 3 years in the 60s.  Thanks for the auto Johnny!

Felix Potvin

Date sent: February 9, 2011
Date received: March 23, 2012
Total time: 408 days
Total players responses: 464
Total 2012 responses: 67

A nice return from Felix “the cat” Potvin.  Felix was a good goaltender, playing in the 90s and 2000s.  He played for team like Toronto, Vancouver, Boston, Los Angeles and New York (Islanders).  He was drafted 31st overall in the 1990 entry draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs.  He had played with the Leafs for 7 seasons before being traded to the NY Islanders.  Potvin signed my Chicoutimi Saguenéens/ Toronto Maple Leafs card in a nice blue sharpie.

Darby Hendrickson

Date sent: January 29, 2012
Date received: March 12, 2012
Total time: 15 days
Total players responses: 431
Total 2012 responses: 34

Another former Canuck Darby Hendrickson signed this Maple Leafs rookie card for me.  Darby is currently the assistant coach for the Minnesota Wild.  Although Darby only played 40 games for the Canucks, I remember him as a good player (although not a top 6 forward).  Thanks for the auto Darby!

Jason Blake

Received IP: February 26th, 2012
Total players responses: 422
Total 2012 responses: 25

A beautiful autograph from a stud player in Jason Blake.  Ok ok, I kid, but Jason was a decent player in the late 2000’s scoring a career high in points with the NY Islanders.  I managed to get Jason’s auto while touring California with my girlfriend.  I’m sure she was the one who got this one, as I’ve gotten Jason before.  Regardless, I’m still always happy to get more autographs from the players who play in the NHL.  Thanks Jason, and good luck next season!