Monday, May 31, 2010

This One Hurts....

I realize this is my sports blog but I need to tell this story. I absolutely love the band Nickelback. I have seen them in concert five times in the last 7 years. Now if you give me the gears for my choice of music, I will rub your nose in my Wayne Gretzky 2 times in 2 days and Steve Yzerman autographed jerseys! LOL! But seriously, we knew where the band stays, and ironically enough Flames, Gretzky, Nickelback, all at the same hotel. There was a tour bus outside. Clue #1. We got there with some CD labels to hope to run into them in the lobby. We had the plan all laid out, sit in the lounge and just watch. Its about 30 feet to the door so we thought we had it figured. See where this is going yet? We had a beer and just sat and waited. We noticed someone with a Red Wings jacket walking around in the lobby, hmm. Clue #2, Kroeger's favorite team. We got up to leave and saw someone with a yellow hat walking up the ramp with the guy in the Red Wings jacket. A hat in a nice hotel? Clue #3...We were standing about to walk out, the person stood by the door and was taking pictures with 2 guys. This has to be someone, but god as my witness, never thought it was Kroeger. When it clicked I walked out and asked the guys who that was.
Their reply, "Chad Kroeger".
I stood from 20 feet away and watched him walk out the door. I ran to the bus to see if I could catch him the bus door closed and they pulled out.
I waited for a year for the chance and blew it. My wife said something too, hockey players don't try to hide, rock bands, try to hide, the simplest of diversions, a bloody hat...
I did go to the show and it was a rock party for 2 hours.
This will hurt for awhile....

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Flames Day, God Love 'Em!

Jay Bouwmeester Game Used Stick. This is beside the Pardy stick, both guys must be tall, scary....

2009-2010 Upper Deck Trio3y
Super Star Scripts

Monday, May 17, 2010

Gretzky Jersey Update

Now, you might wonder why I choose this jersey to get signed. First, I wanted it to be different, maybe because as a kid, the sight of his jersey brought me to tears. Remember where I am from... Secondly, the cost of a nice Gretzky jersey was around $150. I put this one together for around $100. It turned out better than I thought it would, brought home by the nameplate I think. I can never complain about this particular 48 hours, the greatest hockey player ever, 3 autographs, 2 pictures with him and a 5 minute chat with him about teaching.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Iggy and Backlund

Oh, I like this one.
2008-09 Upper Deck The Cup
Signature Patches
2009-2010 Upper Deck
SP Game Used

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Friday, May 7, 2010

Iggy and Connie

Once again, if you have read my blog at all, you would have expected these cards to start rolling in. More to come!
2005-06 Upper Deck Sign of the Times

2006-07 Upper Deck BAP