March 21st, 2011, 08:32 PM
I too love Mondays - sometimes
Finally a terrific day after a real dry spell for weeks.
7 Envelopes - 6 hockey - a junior triumph.
TYLER BUNZ 4/4 C/O MEDICINE HAT
EMERSON ETEM 5/5 C/O MEDICINE HAT
ALEX GALCHENYUK 4/4 C/O SARNIA
JOEY LEACH 4/4 C/O Kootenay
DAVID MUSIL 3/4 C/O VANCOUVER
RICHARD PANIK 4/4 C/O BELLEVILLE
BRANDON SAAD 3/4 C/O SAGINAW
KERRIN LEE-GARNTER (happy to add this one to the collection)
March 22nd, 2011, 05:01 PM
Another good day
4 More envelopes:
JP Anderson 4/4 c/o Mississauga
Tomas Filippi 4/4 C/o QUEBEC REMPARTS
DAVID TOEWS 4/4 C/o Brandon Wheat Kings
Cassie Campbell 4/4 c/o CBC
March 22nd, 2011, 09:54 PM
Great successes! I hope my Cassie finds it's way back to me soon. I asked her to sign a dual with Manon Rheume and I'm hoping to get Manon on it as well!
Originally Posted by shelby1
March 22nd, 2011, 10:21 PM
I have had tremendous succuess with Ms. Campbell. I had 1 success and 2 failures with Rheaume.
March 22nd, 2011, 10:22 PM
Have you had success with Karen Nystrom?
March 23rd, 2011, 07:58 PM
Awesome week continues
Another 7 envelopes today:
Henri Richard 3/3 + 2 photos
Norm Ullman 3/3 + 1 photo
Michael Curtis 4/4 c/o team
Michael St. Croix 4/4 c/o team + note
Curtis Hamilton 3/3 c/o team
Sami Jo Small 1 + 3 pics c/o Team Canada
+ 1 Basketball
March 24th, 2011, 05:52 PM
The western junior guys are pretty good I've had lots of IP successes with them over the years good to see they are just as good TTM
March 24th, 2011, 07:49 PM
You really seem to clean up.
You send out (and receive) a ton.
How do you( or any of you folks) find the time to do so?
I love the hobby and have for many years but must admit it is pretty time consuming.
Especially if you are one who does TTM and IPs.
There is researching, collecting the materials (cards, photos,pucks or whatever you get signed) and writing letters and sending. Plus heading to the arenas, hotels and card shows for the in persons.
Do you have a spouse or significant other?
What do they think of it?
My lady has her moments...
Sometimes is interested, sometimes tolerates it.
Thanks for any insight.
March 24th, 2011, 08:28 PM
Thank you Polarmist.
I have sent out a lot of envelopes over time - I tend to send them in bunches when I have time. I wish I could get more autos in person but rarely have the opportunity now. My family sometimes tag along so that helps.
I love sending to the older players as well as the juniors (some who will be future stars - others - well it is nice in the collection).
The best times were the charity golf tournaments - I remember coming home with nearly 100 autos. Those days are over seemingly.
Thank you to everyone who has helped me and I hope that I too continue to help those of you on here!
March 24th, 2011, 08:30 PM
Another good day
This has been an incredible week as I have now received 24 envelopes including those today:
BROCK BEUKEBOOM 3/3 C/O SOO
MAXIME CLERMONT 4/4 C/O GATINEAU
SEAN COUTURIER 3/3 C/O DRUMMONDVILLE
MARK VISENTIN 4/4 C/O NIAGARA + nice note
RON ELLIS 4/4 C/O HALL OF FAME
RED KELLY 3/4 C/O HOME
Add a couple more (multiple players) to my tallboy project.
March 24th, 2011, 08:40 PM
Cool on the Ellis and the Kelly.
I managed to send out a whack of stuff start of this month so hope I start seeing them in the mailbox.
Thanks for the input there.
March 24th, 2011, 09:34 PM
I am going to dare to send out a card that has been signed by Charlie Hodge and Ron Ellis. I will send it to Henri Richard - probably the most reliable signer but wish me luck.