Friday, February 5, 2010

Wayne Gretzky signed Oilers Jersey-IP




We looked around for him earlier today with no luck. We came home for a bit and thought for a second, maybe just call it a success and not down down to the event. My wife, she is the best, said we should go and try and if we get it, good and if not, last night was a success. So we ended up in traffic and got there about 5:20pm. People were dressed up and we just walked with the bunches to the building. There was a statue of Gretzky in the front holding the Cup, kinda cool looking. We knew he'd show up in a limo, so we just waited. For about 20 seconds, seriously... A white limo showed up and out he stepped. I rushed out and Wayne walked over to the side door, no one around him. I asked him for an autograph and he actually did not hear me. I said it again and he said, "Sure". I said I was a teacher and the price tag for the event was too steep for me. I was then looking for my marker and was so bloodly nervous, I could not find it. I said to Wayne Gretzky, "Don't suppose you have a marker, I am so nervous I can not find mine.' He pulled out a blue sharpie and said, "Don't worry, its OK." That made me calm down a lot. He asked me where and what I taught. I told him high school history and he said I should talk to his dad, he knows tonnes about history. I said thanks and took 2 steps away. My wife was waiting to take my picture with him and he knew that. I turned back to see Wayne Gretzky with his arm out for me. I walked over and got my picture, again, with greatest hockey player to ever play the game. I ran all the way home then. LOL....A dad asked for a picture with his son and Wayne grabbed him around the shoulders to take the picture. A great two days. But the million dollar question, How on earth do I top this?

4 comments:

  1. Chuck's Used CardsFebruary 5, 2010 at 6:45 PM

    # 99 - will always be the Great One.

    Nice story.


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  2. Chuck's Used CardsFebruary 5, 2010 at 6:45 PM

    # 99 - will always be the Great One.

    nice story.

    cheers

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  3. Not just the greatest player, but one of the last in the line of great gentlemen to play the game, going back to the Béliveau years.

    Congratulations on both days!

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  4. That is awesome man. I got him at the NHL draft in Ottawa. He was surrounded by security guards, but he signed for me, and only me, as I was the only one that saw him. I too was ridiculously nervous. I wanted to get a McFarlane base signed, but I could only stammer to get a puck out of my hands. Either way, I got the great one. It was the best moment of hounding that I have ever had. Congrats.

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