I usually go to a few alumni events every year. The group Mann is associated with is called "oldtimer's challenge", Mann is and always has been a guy who thinks everyone is trying to make a buck off his name. Billy Smith is in the same group and he's similar to Mann, although he will sign certain items.
Most times with any alumni event, the players usually congregate after the game at a local restaurant, have a meal and a few beers. They sign at the restaurant and in the past, they have all signed pre-game on their way into the arena.
It's too bad you missed out on Theoren Fleury, he's one of the best NHL alumni in terms of interacting with the fans and signing. Last year he was here and was telling everyone, "just give me everything you have, I'll sign them all". He's a great guy.
In the future, if you see this group again, avoid Mann and Smith. Only ask Smith if you have everyone else already done. Sometimes he can be very accomodating, but other times he's just like Mann.
Looking to trade for 1990-91 Upper Deck or 2010-11 Upper Deck autographed cards.
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