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Sunday, August 31, 2014

This Day in NHL History 2001 Aug 31/The total so far/Derek Jeter

August 31

Dallas Stars signed free agent Pat Verbeek, who had been with the Detroit Red Wings.

84/85 OPC # 121 RC

Obtained blue ink sig TTM.

5 months in

April 22/22
May 31/31
June 30/30
July 30/31
Aug 30/31

Another month down in this continuing series. An autographed card from my collection to highlight a happening in NHL history. 144/146 so far since I started. September looms as training camps will be starting up.

And today I'm going to a baseball game with my daughters.  But not just any old game. Your Toronto Blue Jays vs the New York Yankees. Derek Jeter's last game in Toronto. Also happening in Toronto, Fan Expo (The Two  Captains scheduled for today--Patrick Stewart and William Shatner) And what is Toronto without the annual CNE. It's going to be busy in Toronto . Go Jays Go. Let's hope we're Happ(y) after the game.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

This Day in NHL History 1979 Aug 30

August 30

Montreal obtained Denis Herron and a future 2nd round pick from the Pittsburgh Penguins, inexchange for right winger Pat Hughes and Robbie Holland.

82/83 OPC # 109

Obtained blue ink sig IP.

Friday, August 29, 2014

This Day in NHL History 2003 Aug 29

August 29

Pittsburgh Penguins signed free agent left wing Reid Simpson, who had been with the Nashville Predators, and free agent defenseman Drake Berehowsky, who had been with the Phoenix Coyotes.

93/94 UD # 20

Obtained blue sharpie auto IP.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

This Day in NHL History 1989 Aug 28

August 28

Veteran Lanny McDonald announced his retirement after 16 years in the NHL.

79/80 OPC # 153

Obtained blue ink sig IP.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

This Day in NHL History 1974 Aug 27

August 27

Detroit obtained 1969 Calder Trophy winner Danny Grant from the Minnesota North Stars, in exchange for Henry Boucha.

74/75 OPC # 38

Obtained black sharpie auto TTM.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

This Day in NHL History 1998 Aug 26

August 26

Mike Gartner (the 5th highest goal scorer in NHL history) retired after 19 seasons in the league. Gartner scored 708 goals, 627 assists and 1,335 career points, the 18th most in NHL history at the time of his retirement.

80/81 OPC #195 RC

Obtained black sharpie auto IP.

Monday, August 25, 2014

This Day in NHL History 1977 Aug 25

August 25

Hockey Hall of Fame inducted it's newest members: Alex Delvecchio, Tim Horton, and builders Harold Ballard, Joseph Cattarinch, and John "Bunny" Ahearne.

1983 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Fire Set

Obtained TTM. I never noticed until now that it was signed on the back also. And I've had this for over 20 years.