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Monday, August 3, 2015

90/91 Score Young Superstars # 8




#8  Glen Wesley


Young--22 years old  

Superstar--an exceptional talent, widely recognized and eagerly sought after for their services

Regular season
GP 1457    G 128  A  409   Pts 537   PIM 1045

Playoffs
GP 169   G  15   A  38    Pts. 53  PIM  141


Named to NHL All Rookie Team in 1998
Played in 1989 All Star Game

Stanley Cup Champ with Carolina Hurricanes 2006

Wesley was drafted third overall in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft.

I hardly remember his 12 game stint with the Leafs (7 regular plus 5 playoff games). I hardly remember his 20 year career. I guess he played a workmanlike game but nothing to shout out Superstar.
My updated rankings 

Young   7/8                     Superstar  3/8

Monday, July 27, 2015

90/91 Score Young Superstars # 7








# 7   Mats Sundin



Young--22 years old  

Superstar--an exceptional talent, widely recognized and eagerly sought after for their services

Regular season
GP 1346    G 564  A  785   Pts 1349  PIM 1093 

Playoffs
GP 91   G 38   A  44    Pts. 82     PIM  74


In 1989 NHL Entry Draft, he was the first European-born player drafted first overall in NHL history He won three IIHF World Championships with Sweden in 1991, 1992 and 1998. He won Olympic Gold in 2006 in Turin. Named an All-Star every year  from 1996-2004..
With all these accolades, as a Leafs fan, here is my memory of Mats.





I guess being a Leafs fan has jaundiced me to his accomplishments. NO CUP. Looking back though, I'm going to have to say superstar.

The score (see what I did there) now reads
Young--6/7     Superstar  3/7

Thursday, July 9, 2015

90/91 Score Young Superstars # 6










# 6   Theo Fleury

Young--22 years old  

Superstar--an exceptional talent, widely recognized and eagerly sought after for their services

Regular season
GP 1084    G 455  A  633   Pts 1088   PIM 1840

Playoffs
GP 77   G  34   A  45    Pts. 79  PIM  116

1989 Stanley Cup Champ

2002 Olympic Gold Medal

7 All-Star game appearances (91, 92, 96, 97, 98, 99, 01)



1991 Smythe Semi-Finals Game 6 OT  Winner

NHL All-Star, Stanley Cup Champ, Olympic Gold Medal

Best selling author-Playing with Fire and Conversations with a Rattlesnake

Healing Motivator

Person of great life experience

Knowledge in the field of relational trauma

Theo Fleury 14

In my books, also superstar.

Score is now (in my opinion), 5/6 for young and 2/6 for superstar.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Winning





Not Charlie Sheen


So my unannounced contest in the Garage Sale Goodies post garnered 86 views.

Those 86 views elicited 7 comments.

From those 7 comments, there was 1 winner.


Insert Drum roll here


And the winner, who correctly guessed I paid $25.00 
was





 The Chronicles of Fuji.

Mark, I'll try to customize a prize package for you. Can you e-mail me (akgonzolyn@gmail.com)
 your address? I had it somewhere but need to confirm.

I could probably make some money here if I sold this stuff. But it's going into my collection.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Garage Sale Goodies




I went to my third garage sale in two years and believe I did fairly well.



1997 McDonalds Team Canada Olympic Coins

All told, three complete sets and about 30 extra coins.





1998 Team Canada Olympic Valu-net Phonecards

$5.00 phone cards of Eric Lindros, Brendan Shanahan and Paul Kariya still in cellophane




1980 Star Profiles colouring book--uncoloured with all the pages





1970/71 Esso Power Player soft cover album


Complete with all 252 stamps.



2000 Wayne Gretzky Starting Lineup Toronto All-Star Game Edition.
I had to get this as this was the All-Star Game I worked at.




84/85 OPC # 48 Doug Wilson
90/91 Score # 428 Jaromir Jagr

I needed the Wilson for my 84/85 set and didn't have a Jagr.




1982/83 Wayne Gretzky Remex digital watch

No box but still in fantastic shape.


Now it you've read this far, you're probably wondering what I paid for these items. 

I'm going to turn this into a contest and here are the rules.

1) First person to guess the exact amount wins. 
2) If nobody guesses by the end of Canada Day (July 1), the first  one coming closest without going over will win.
3) If all the guesses are over, the one going over but the closest wins.
4) You can guess once per day.

I haven't picked out the prize package yet but will consist of some autographed hockey cards.

Good luck.





Monday, June 22, 2015

Trades, Freebies and PWE's (2x3)



I wanted to have a title to evoke Planes, Trains and Automobiles. I would showcase the different ways I have recently received cards in place of the different ways Steve Martin used to get home.  This is the best I could come up with.
There are also some weird connections between some of these transactions.



Back on April 11th, I posted that I wanted to expand my Blue Jays card collection. Lo and behold, same day, Richard @ tbjc blogged that he wanted to purge himself of Blue Jays cards and was concentrating on his Joe Carter player collection. I sent him an e-mail and he sent over some goodness. Now like a lot of collectors who weren't collecting or stopped during certain periods, there were a lot of cards from sets I didn't even know existed. He checked my want list on Zistle and completed some team sets.




Here is a look at the two boxes I received. 
There was a lot of goodness contained therein.





 Vintage, shiny oddball, it was here. I had no favourites as I needed them all.


Then my first Zistle trade with Ron (opierocks). He proposed a small trade of some of my Blue Jays wants for some of his hockey wants, I was okay with that as I had multiple copies of what he wanted that were available.

        


Here's what I received. Four more Jays of off of my want list.


Cue the music.



Now things get a little WEIRD. 


Jeff at 2 x 3 Heroes was giving away some hockey cards from the teams that didn't make the finals. My Leafs were still available and I grabbed them. The SUPER PWE arrived 



Nine pocket page cut into thirds and stuffed with 27 cards. Fits nicely into a PWE.

Some of the cards I had, some not.  Now the card in the top left hand corner. A 90/91 OPC Premier # 21 Vincent Damphousse.  I had 6 copies but sent one to Ron in my Zistle trade. Now, miraculously, I have six copies again. WHAATTTT. 
 The Leafs were also one of the teams that had a "hit", the Josh Leivo autograph.

So, getting caught up with my incoming packages. I just think of the weird coincidences that occurred. I guess that these were meant to be. 

Next post up, my finds from a garage sale that may, as they say, knock your socks off.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Conversations with a Rattlesnake



Last week in Brantford, a day long conference Understanding Health and Trauma: Creating a Community of Compassion and Resilience was held. It was about trauma and healing and benefited those who deal with trauma, from teachers to police officers to paramedics.

Theo Fleury and occupational therapist KIm Barthel, who co-authored Conversations with a Rattlesnake with Theo were the guest speakers. It was a day long conversation of healing and recovery. There were plenty of questions and stories. I could not attend but to the rescue was my friend Dennis. He said he would try and get some autographs for me.

Here's my haul.



90/91 UD # 47      89/90 OPC # 232 RC      90/91 UD # 478





Dennis had this picture printed for me and got it signed.





I also got these two laser wirephotos signed. 

The top photo shows Theo celebrating his first NHL goal. Dated Jan 7/89

Bottom photo. A bloddied Theo with Wayner dated March 23/89

Thanks to Dennis for getting these to add to my collection. My first Fleurys.

More info on Theo and his work can be found here