Thursday, January 26, 2012


Just got in from meeting Ray Sawyer of Dr. Hook. Mr. Sawyer was one of the nicest musicians I have met thus far. Mr. Sawyer smoked his cigarette and signed autographs for myself and a few other local collectors here in Winnipeg after his show at McPhillips Casino. Ray thanked us for coming out and waved goodbye as security guards escorted him back into the venue. Very happy to have met Ray Sawyer!!


Dick Duff 3/3 4x6 photos signed in Blue and Silver Sharpie

Address Used: c/o Home

Date Sent: January 17, 2012

Date Received: January 26, 2012

Total Time: 9 Days

Mr. Duff was also kind enough to include a note written to my son Cayden which read; "Enjoy your collecting! Be a good student and have a Happy Life!"

Monday, January 23, 2012


I spent the day getting WWE Superstar autographs as each wrestler arrived in Winnipeg for a WWE Supershow that was held at the MTS Centre. All the wrestlers were great signers with the exception of CM Punk who only stopped to sign for a few people. I felt bad as I had promised a fellow grapher on Sportscollectors.Net that I would help her get 3 CM Punk autographed cards for her sets. Hopefully I can help you out next time Trina. I'll send you a couple autographed WWE cards for not being able to fulfill the 50/50. Arn Anderson also blew past everyone and said he had no time to stop. I got 8x10s signed by almost every wrestler on the card. Here are the 8x10 photos I was able to get signed:


I had another awesome outing this past week getting the Buffalo Sabres. I honestly wasn't expecting to get too many autographs, but was able to get autos from half the team. It was also cool to talk to Teppo Numminen who I hadn't seen in 15 years. He didn't remember me, but remembered a friend of mine and said to him, "You grew!". Teppo was first class all the way! Jason Pominville, Nathan Gerbe, and Ryan Miller were also really cool to all of us, even after their loss to the Jets. Here's what I got:

Ryan Miller - 2 cards
Tyler Myers - 3 cards
Teppo Numminen - 1 puck (Thanks to my buddy Mike), 3 4x6s, 1 card
Luke Adam - 3 4x6s
TJ Brennan - 3 4x6s
Lindy Ruff - 2 4x6s
Jason Pominville - 3 cards
Nathan Gerbe - 6 cards
Robyn Regehr - 1 card
Christian Erhoff - 1 card
Derek Roy - 2 cards
Patrick Kaleta - 1 card
Paul Postma - 4 cards (Paul was called up by the Jets and staying at the hotel)


I went to the hotel when the Devils were in town and was able to get autos from almost every player on the team. The team came in a day before the game so I was able to hit them up a few times throughout the trip. There was no team bus and all the players walked to the MTS Centre which is located about 5 minutes away from the hotel. Here is what I got:

 Martin Brodeur - 1 card, 1 8x10, 1 11x14 (signed for us after shopping at the "Dollar Store" downstairs at the hotel)
Zach Parise - 1 card
Ilya Kovalchuk - 1 card
Adam Larsson - 1 8x10, 1 card
Dainus Zubrus - 3 cards
Mattias Tedenby - 4 cards, 4 4x6 photos
Patrick Elias - 2 cards
Johan Hedberg - 1 8x10
Peter DeBoer - 3 4x6 photos
Mark Fayne - 3 4x6 photos
David Clarkson - 2 cards
Ryan Carter - 1 4x6 photo
Adam Henrique - 1 8x10 photo
Adam Oates - 1 8x10 photo
Mark Flood - 2 8x10 photos (one of the nicest guys in the NHL! Mark currently lives at the hotel)


I have been doing a lot of in-person graphing lately. I thought I would try to get everyone caught up as to what I have been hauling in. Two weeks ago the San Jose Sharks came to visit Winnipeg and I was lucky enough to get a few autographs at the hotel. Here is what I got:

Antti Niemi - 2 8x10 photos, 1 card
Ben Fierrero - 2 4x6 photos, 1 card
Frazer McLaren - 3 4x6 photos, 1 card
Todd McLellan - 2 4x6 photos
Andrew Desjardins - 2 4x6 photos

Antti Niemi was the biggest name I saw all trip. I missed Logan Couture by 5 minutes.


Chris Pronger 2/2 cards signed in Black Sharpie
Address Used: c/o Philadelphia Flyers

Date Sent: January 3, 2012

Date Received: January 23, 2012

Total Time: 20 Days


Dave Dryden 3/3 4x6 photos signed in Black Sharpie
Address Used: c/o Home

Date Sent: January 5, 2012

Date Received: January 20, 2012

Total Time: 15 Days

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