Friday, June 29, 2012

HANK WILLIAMS JR. TTM SUCCESS

Hank Williams Jr.  3/3 4x6 Photos signed in Black Sharpie
Address Used: c/o PO Box
Date Sent: June 11, 2012
Date Received: June 29, 2012
Total Time: 18 Days

Thursday, June 28, 2012

RUSSELL PETERS IN-PERSON SUCCESS


Russell Peters was in Winnipeg tonight for a show at the MTS Centre. After the show, Autoboy Winnipeg and I waited for him. Russell is one the the nicest guys I have met thus far! Super cool! Russell signed 2 photos for me and also posed for a pic with me as well! Russell joked about himself being East Indian and me being Canadian Indian (Aboriginal/Native). He and his entourage actually called Autoboy and I over to his SUV. He signed all of our photos then got out and posed for pictures with us. Defintely another great success! Can't wait until Russell comes back to Winnipeg! He always puts on a great show!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

REST IN PEACE FERN FLAMAN

Four days ago the hockey world lost Hockey Hall of Famer Fern Flaman. Mr. Flaman was inducted to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1990. Fern Flaman was kind enough to sign 2 cards for me through the mail about 12 years ago.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

DONALD TRUMP TTM SUCCESS

Donald Trump 2/3 4x6 Photos signed in Gold Paint Pen
Address Used: c/o Home
Date Sent: May 22, 2012
Date Received: June 26, 2012
Total Time: 35 Days

ROYCE GRACIE TTM SUCCESS

Royce Gracie 4/4 4x6 Photos signed in Black Sharpie
Address Used: c/o Khonkhor Enterprises
Date Sent: May 15, 2012
Date Received: June 26, 2012
Total Time: 42 Days

Monday, June 25, 2012

DRAGONETTE IN-PERSON SUCCESS

Another big thanks to my friend Scott who got this one signed for me. As you can see, lead singer Martina Sorbara signed the photo "To Curtis, Where the heck are you?". Very cool autograph to add to the collection!

TOM COCHRANE IN-PERSON SUCCESS


Legendary Canadian rocker Tom Cochrane was in Winnipeg last week for a show at the Red River Exhibition. Hours before the show, Tom was presented with the key to the city by Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz. Before the ceremony Tom signed a couple photos for me. He was very nice to all that waited for him. Tom is best known for his hits "Life is a Highway", "Lunatic Fringe", etc. Tom also put on an excellent concert in which he performed with his band Red Rider. The Guess Who frontman Burton Cummings also made an appearance on stage.

TOMMY CHONG TTM SUCCESS

Tommy Chong 3/3 Photos signed in Black Sharpie
Address Used: c/o Home
Date Sent: April 16, 2012
Date Received: June 25, 2012
Total Time: 70 Days

BOOKER T JONES IN-PERSON SUCCESS


Booker T. Jones was in town last week to perform at the 2012 Winnipeg Jazz Festival. Big thanks to my buddy Scott who was able to get Booker T Jones to sign a photo to my son and I. Very happy to add this one to the collection!

BILL HENDERSON IN-PERSON SUCCESS

Many of my Canadian followers may know Bill Henderson as the lead vocalist for the 1980s rock band Chilliwack. Chilliwack is best known for their hit "My Girl". Bill signed this index card for me before he was gone, gone, gone from Winnipeg.

ELIZABETH MITCHELL IN-PERSON SUCCESS

Big thanks to my buddy Autoboy Winnipeg for getting this one for me. Autoboy got this signed for me as Elizabeth Mitchell left the city after filming Imperfect Justice the Casey Anthony Story. Elizabeth Mitchell is best known for her role on Lost as Dr. Juliet Burke. Autoboy told me that Elizabeth was very kind everytime he approached her which was twice over the three weeks that she was here in Winnipeg to film the movie.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

BRYAN ADAMS IN-PERSON SUCCESS


Bryan Adams was in Winnipeg last night for a near sold-out show at the MTS Centre. After the concert I was able to get my 1983 Cuts Like a Knife LP signed by Bryan. Mr. Adams was very reluctant to sign as you may be able to hear on the video posted above. My friend Scott had to plead with him just to get him to sign and pose for pictures for the three of us who were waiting for him. My phone cut out just as I approached him, but Bryan scribbled what appears to be "Curtis, wiggly line, wiggly line, 2012". Not the best signature, but an authentic Bryan Adams in-person success nonetheless. I had heard rumors that Bryan Adams was a tough autograph to obtain and the rumors were absolutely true.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

HAMILTON TI-CATS IN-PERSON SUCCESS







After tonight's pre-season Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs. Hamilton Ti-Cats game I was able to get autographs from a few of the Ti-Cat players. All the guys were very cool and signed all the photos I had. I was also able to get a Avon Cobourne 50/50 done for a friend in West Virginia. Here is what I got:


Henry Burris (Temple) - 3 4x6 photos
Avon Cobourne (West Virginia, Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins) - 4 cards (50/50)
Luca Congi - 3 4x6 photos
Kevin Eiben - 2 4x6 photos
Samuel Giguere (Indianapolis Colts) -  3 4x6 photos
Dan LeFevour (Central Michigan, Chicago Bears) - 3 4x6 photos



TONY BALTAZAR IN-PERSON SUCCESS

Tony Baltazar was in town today for a Boxing and Anti-Drug & Alcohol seminar here in the city.. I was lucky enough to be invited to the seminar alongside some of the youth I work with. Tony's message to the kids was great! He told stories of his rise and fall in the boxing world. The message was clear, sport and drugs don't match. Tony also told us stories about his fights with Hector "Macho" Camacho and Roger Mayweather among others.
Tony was very nice. He signed a few photos and 4 Rackrs cards. Very happy to have met him!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

TYLER SEGUIN TTM SUCCESS

Tyler Seguin 3/3 Cards & 4x6 Photo signed in Black Sharpie
Address Used: c/o Boston Bruins
Date Sent: March 7, 2012
Date Received: June 19, 2012
Total Time: 104 Days

HUEY LEWIS TTM SUCCESS

Huey Lewis 2/3 4x6 Photos signed in Blue Sharpie
Address Used: c/o Hulex Corp.
Date Sent: June 6, 2012
Date Received: June 19, 2012
Total Time: 13 Days

PRISCILLA PRESLEY TTM SUCCESS

Priscilla Presley 3/3 4x6 Photos signed in Black Sharpie
Address Used: c/o Home
Date Sent: May 7, 2012
Date Received: June 19, 2012
Total Time: 43 Days

JANELLE MONAE IN-PERSON SUCCESS


Janelle Monae arrived in Winnipeg today one day early for her show for the Winnipeg Jazz Festival. Janelle was super cool and signed 2 index cards for me. Look out for Janelle Monae to be a huge star within the next five years!

MICHAEL LANDSBERG IN-PERSON SUCCESS

Michael Landsberg is in town tonight to M.C. an event held at the Winnipeg Convention Centre for the Rady Jewish Community Centre’s annual major fundraising event. Mark Messier is also in town for the event. Unfortunately I didn't see Messier, but I was able to get Michael Landsberg to sign an index card for me. Landsberg was very cool and stopped to talk to us. We asked him about his infamous interview with UFC Fighter Chael Sonnen. Michael told us that he and Sonnen buried the hatchet and are now on speaking terms. Pretty cool success from a long time TSN personality!

Friday, June 15, 2012

ALEX TREBEK TTM SUCCESS

Alex Trebek 3/3 4x6 Photos signed in Silver and Black Sharpie
Address Used: c/o Home
Date Sent: May 29, 2012
Date Received: June 15, 2012
Total Time: 17 Days

BRANDI & JARROD SCHULZ TTM SUCCESS


Brandi & Jarrod Schulz 1/3 4x6 Photos (kept my photos, sent their own) signed in Black Sharpie
Address Used: c/o Now and Then Second Hand Store
Date Sent: May 29, 2012
Date Received: June 15, 2012
Total Time: 17 Days

TED LINDSAY TTM SUCCESS

Ted Lindsay 4/3 cards (also included signed brochure) signed in Blue Sharpie
Address Used: c/o Home
Date Sent: March 22, 2012
Date Received: June 15, 2012
Total Time: 85 Days

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

ROB LOWE IN-PERSON SUCCESS


I was very happy to get Rob Lowe to sign two photos for me earlier tonight. I was able to get Mr. Lowe two weeks ago, but he was being rushed by local handlers and security who seemed to be more star struck by him than the actual fans and autograph collectors. Rob was super cool and talked with my son and I for about a minute before heading into his hotel for the night. Rob Lowe has been under recent scrutiny for a Tweet that was misconceived by some Winnipeg residents. As you may already know, Rob Lowe is in Winnipeg to film Imperfect Justice the Casey Anthony story.
Rob Lowe took his time and signed a photo for my son and one for me as well. Another awesome success!

OSCAR NUNEZ IN-PERSON SUCCESS




Oscar Nunez signed 3 photos for me tonight outside his hotel in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Oscar Nunez is in town portraying Attorney Jose Baez in the Casey Anthony Movie: Imperfect Justice. Oscar is best known for his role as Oscar Martinez on The Office. Oscar was very cool and stopped to talk with us for a few minutes before going back into the hotel for the night. Very cool success!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

MICKY WARD TTM SUCCESS

Micky Ward 3/3 4x6 Photos signed in Silver and Black Sharpie
Address Used: c/o Home
Date Sent: May 7, 2012
Date Received: June 12, 2012
Total Time: 36 Days

Monday, June 11, 2012

ERIC LINDROS TTM SUCCESS

Eric Lindros 5/5 cards signed in Blue Sharpie
Address Used: c/o Parents' Home
Date Sent: March 7, 2012
Date Received: June 11, 2012
Total Time: 96 Days

JONATHAN TOEWS IN-PERSON SUCCESS





A press conference was held this morning for the Jonathan Toews Celebrity Golf Tournament which takes place on July 9th at Pine Ridge Golf Course here in Winnipeg, Manitoba. During the off-season, Jonathan Toews lives here in Winnipeg. Toews was also born and raised here in the city. After the presser my girlfriend and I got Jonathan to sign 3 cards and 3 photos for us. Jonathan was super cool! During the regular season, there had been a lot of reports from cities around the NHL that Toews was tough to deal with. In this setting, Jonathan was cool and probably would have signed 20 items for us had we brought that many.




Former NHLer and current Winnipeg Jets commentator Shane Hnidy was also there as he will be challenging Jonathan Toews' team this July at the Golf Tournament. Shane was his usual cool self and signed 3 photos for us.


Travis Hamonic of the New York Islanders and Mark Stone of the Ottawa Senators were the first two celebrities announced to be taking part of the Celebrity Golf Tournament.



Friday, June 8, 2012

HULK HOGAN TTM SUCCESS

Hulk Hogan 4/4 4x6 Photos and Card signed in Black Sharpie
Address Used: c/o Home
Date Sent: May 4, 2012
Date Received: June 8, 2012
Total Time: 35 Days

*The authenticity has been questioned for Hulk Hogan through the mail autographs. This may or may not be secretarial. What are your thoughts??*

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

BARRY WEISS TTM SUCCESS

Barry Weiss 4/4 4x6 Photos signed in Pen
Address Used: c/o Home
Date Sent: May 29, 2012
Date Received: June 6, 2012
Total Time: 8 Days
 
*Awesome success! 8 day turnaround from Canada to Los Angeles back to Canada!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

TATANKA IN-PERSON SUCCESS

Former WWE Superstar Tatanka was in Winnipeg this past Friday for a CWE Show here in the city. My friend who works for CWE was able to get me a bunch of 4x6 photos signed. Everyone that I asked told me that Tatanka was a pleasure to deal with and will be back in Winnipeg again very soon! CWE also announced that WWE Legend Tito Santana will be here in Winnipeg from July 12-15th. You can learn more about the CWE by visiting their website www.cwecanada.ca

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