Val d’Or Foreurs

Francois Tremblay

Date received: March 3, 2012
Total players responses: 472
Total 2012 responses: 75

Another great hit in my BTP hobby box, this time an autograph from Francois Tremblay. Francois has a similar build to previous post Kent Simpson.  Both are about 6’2, with Francois being a bit heavier at 200 lbs. Unfortunately, Francois was drafted in the 5th round by the St. Louis Blues, and will need a few years to become the goalie they hope he can be.

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Gabriel Beaupre

Date sent: September 26th, 2011
Date received: November 8th, 2011
Total time: 43 days
Total players responses: 356
Total 2011 responses: 351

OK, SERIOUSLY.  Gabriel signed my card (the 2nd one was even worse!) in crayon.  I believe this is the first I’ve ever encountered an autograph in crayon, but have seen it happen before.  Quite ugly, and hideous, but I’ll take care of it just like all my other autographs……

Olivier Archambault

Date sent: September 26th, 2011
Date received: November 3rd, 2011
Total time: 38 days
Total players responses: 355
Total 2011 responses: 350

Ooohhh.. look at Oliver’s autograph!  It looks like he just put his last name on this one, so I guess I managed to get a half auto, although it doesn’t beat Charles Olivier Roussel‘s autograph.  Luckily for Olivier, he is now regarded as my 350th response over this 2011 season!  Congrats Olivier, I hope your NHL career is just as prestigious as this honor you’ve just been given.