Saturday, June 24, 2017

Eric Fehr Autographed Stanley Cup Photo

One of the very first things I did after the Pittsburgh Penguins won the 2017 Stanley Cup was go on-line and place my order for all sorts of championship gear. I ended up finding a hat, two t-shirts, and a beer bottle koozie before heading to NHL Shop's Clearance section and finding an item for my autograph collection.

Unlike the other items I picked up, this one is from their 2016 Stanley Cup victory and is a Cup celepration 8x10 of Eric Fehr. The photo is signed in silver and looks amazing, as the signature really pops out. His time in Pittsburgh may have only been a season and a half long, but his role in a Stanley Cup victory makes him a Penguin for life, as far as I am concerned.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Some Father's Day Ink From My Girls

I had a GREAT Father's Day yesterday.

I spent the early part of the afternoon with my dad, as my wife, my girls, and I went to my parents' house for lunch. My brother, my cousin, my aunt, and my grandmother were there, as well, and it was great to have some family time (and to watch the Twins game on TV). Afterwards, we came back home and my girls gave me some gifts.

Now, I'm not one who feels an absolute need for surprise gifts. For my birthday, for example, I'd rather my wife just let me order the Center Ice package on DirecTV than to gift me with something that I may or may not like as much. I like the simplicity of it.

This Father's Day, though, they did surprise me with a gift that was just perfect for this autograph collector: a Fargo Force hockey jersey signed by the entire 2016-17 team!

(Some pictures showed the autographs better than others, but you get the idea.)

The jersey was  purchased at a silent auction held at my oldest daughter's school, and my wife got a GREAT deal on it. I guess there wasn't a whole lot of other bidding, as she ended up winning it for, basically, half of what an unsigned jersey would cost at the team store.  Now the only question is if I wear it to a game next season, or just leave it proudly displayed on the wall of my man cave.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

TTM Returns: Week Ending 6-17-17

Here's a quick look at my TTM returns for the week ending June 17, 2017

Josh Tomlin

Tommy Kahnle

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Sunday, May 21, 2017

TTM Returns: Week Ending 5-20-17

Here's a quick look at my TTM returns for the week ending May 20, 2017:

Mike Napoli

Martin Biron

Saturday, May 13, 2017

TTM Returns: Week Ending 5-13-17

Here's a quick look at my TTM returns for the week ending May 14, 2017:

Vincent Lecavalier

Frank Corrado

Scottie Upshall

Saturday, May 6, 2017

TTM Returns: Week Ending 5-6-17

Here's a quick look at my TTM returns for the week ending May 6, 2017:

Mikkel Boedker

Brian Gionta