Monday, January 30, 2017

Mail - Kane & Toews

A couple big names, some KHL certs, a program and a few TTM returns round out this mail post. These KHL certs are great considering how hard it is to reach players in Russia and I have a few more on the way. The Country is literally a giant black hole for TTM requests. I've even tried using the native language and no luck. Its a fitting coincidence that I add Kane and Toews to the collection together. They made their NHL debuts on the same season and have gone on to have so much success together. They're also two of the last certified autographs I needed, left to the very end because of their relatively high secondary market prices yet neither are rare. Lucky for me these come via a lucky Christmas break. The only hockey cards I got for Xmas was a little blaster of Upper Deck. Last year my dear mother had gotten me the same thing and I pulled a Jack Eichel canvas YG that I was able to trade for my Sidney Crosby autograph. The lucky streak continued into this year and I pulled a Patrick Laine canvas YG, what are the odds!? I quickly flipped that for this Kane and Toews and couldn't be happier. 

The 18 new autographs featured in this post make the grand total of unique NHL signatures 5,232 for 70.3% of everyone who has ever played in the NHL.

Patrick Kane
The Chicago Blackhawks drafted Patrick Kane 1st overall in 2007. The incredibly skilled Kane won the Calder Trophy in 2008 as NHL rookie of the year and hasn't looked back since. He helped the Hawks win the Stanley Cup in 2010, 2013 and 2015. In 2013 he was awarded the Conn Smythe as playoff MVP. In 2016 he won the Hart Trophy, Ted Lindsay Award and Art Ross Trophy, tearing up the NHL with 46 goals and 106 points in 82 games. Internationally, he won a Silver at the 2010 Olympics with USA.

Jonathan Toews
The Chicago Blackhawks drafted Jonathan Toews 3rd overall in 2006 and since then all he's done is win. Captain of the Hawks since 2008, he won the Conn Smythe Trophy in 2010 as playoff MVP and has lead the Hawks to 3 Stanley Cups. Internationally, he's won Gold twice at the Olympics and twice at the World Junior Championships as well as once at the World Championships and World Cup.

Dan Sexton
Dan Sexton was never drafted but was signed as a free agent in 2009 by the Anaheim Ducks after two seasons in college with Bowling Green State University. From 2009 to 2011 Sexton scored 13 goals and 32 points in 88 career NHL games. He's been in the KHL since 2013. Internationally, Sexton represented America at the 2015 World Championships, winning a Bronze.

Alexandre Bolduc
Alexandre Bolduc was drafted by the St. Louis Blues in 2003 but would never play for the club. He made his NHL debut with the 2008/09 Vancouver Canucks. From 2008 to 2015 Bolduc played 65 regular season and 3 playoff games in the NHL. He was a member of both the Canucks and later Phoenix/Arizona Coyotes.

Kari Jalonen
From 1982 to 1984 Kari Jalonen scored 9 goals and 15 points in 37 regular season NHL games playing with the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers. Jalonen played 3 games for the 1983/84 Oilers, Gretzky's team that would go on to win the Stanley Cup that season, but without Jalonen, who didn't qualify to get his name anywhere near the Trophy. Internationally, Jalonen represented Finland at the 1981 Canada Cup and World Championships in 1981, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1987 and 1989.

Steve Pinizzotto
Undrafted forward Steve Pinizzotto made his NHL debut with the 2012/13 Vancouver Canucks as a 28 year old rookie. He had worked his way up from college to the ECHL to the AHL and finally the big leagues. He won the Calder Cup in the AHL with the Hershey Bears in 2009 and 2010. Washington property at the time, he came painfully close to making his NHL debut for that club, dressing for a pregame warmup but being scratched right before game time. He would later play 12 NHL games with the 12/13 Canucks and from 2013 to 2015 he played another 24 games in the NHL with the Edmonton Oilers.

Tim Conboy
From 2007 to 2010 Tim Conboy played 59 regular season games in the NHL with the Carolina Hurricanes. The tough customer recorded 6 assists and 121 penalty minutes. Conboy had originally been drafted by the Sharks in 2002 but was never able to break out of their AHL club.
His autograph is really messing with my mind. I can't decide if its the normal bunch of quick scribbles or an amazingly cool signature. If I stare at it long enough I can see every letter in his name...

Lasse Kukkonen
From 2003 to 2009 defenceman Lasse Kukkonen played 159 regular season games in the NHL, dressing with the Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers. Kukkonen has had tremendous success internationally with Finland. At the Olympics, he won a Silver in 2006 and Bronze in 2010 and 2014. At the World Championships he won a Gold in 2011, Silver in 2007 & 2016 and Bronze in 2006. He also won a Silver medal as a minor at the 2001 World Junior Championships.

Keith Aldridge
Defenceman Keith Aldridge played 4 career NHL games with the 1999/2000 Dallas Stars. He was an undrafted Lake Superior State University alumni. Aldridge had a great college career, he was a NCAA All-Star and a finalist for the 1996 Hobey Baker Award.

Dave Chyzowski
Dave Chyzowski is perhaps most notable for being drafted 2nd overall in 1989, right behind Hall of Famer Mats Sundin. Unfortunately for the Islanders, Chyzowski didn't have near as much success. From 1989 to 1997 he played 126 regular season games in the NHL, dressing for the Islanders and Blackhawks. Known for his powerful shot, Chyzowski scored 56 goals in just 68 games with the WHL's Kamloops Blazers in his draft year but only went on to record 15 goals in his entire NHL career, unable to adjust to the next level. 

Shawn Byram
Shawn Byram played 4 games with the 1990/91 New York Islanders and 1 game with the 1991/92 Chicago Blackhawks for a total of 5 career games in the NHL.

Mike Eaves
From 1978 to 1986 Mike Eaves scored 83 goals and 226 points in 324 regular season NHL games but had to end his career early due to a head injury. The University of Wisconsin alumni was a member of the Minnesota North Stars and Calgary Flames. Internationally, he represented USA at the 1976 and 1978 World Championships and 1981 Canada Cup. He later turned to coached and was an assistant coach with the Calgary Flames, Philly Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins. A hockey family, his two sons, Patrick and Ben, both played in the NHL as well as his brother, Murray.

Dennis Sobchuk
I was thrilled to get a response from Dennis Sobchuk. In fact, even with Kane and Toews in this mailpost, Sobchuk is my runaway favourite autograph of the post. I'm a big fan of hockey history, particularly the rivalry between the NHL and WHA in the 1970s. Sobchuk was actually a big part of this story. He would have been the runaway 1st overall pick of the 1974 NHL draft but instead of wait to be chosen, he signed a $1 Million contract in the WHA, a huge contract for a teenager at this time. He's one of the game's pioneers for today's big earners because Sobchuk opened the door for many other young players to sign big deals in the Rebel League instead of go to the NHL and play for a fraction of that. Sobchuk recorded 331 points in 348 career WHA games but only went on to play 35 games in the NHL after the WHA folded.

Ernie Godden
Ernie Godden scored 1 goal and 2 points in 5 career games in the NHL with the 1981/82 Toronto Maple Leafs. Godden absolutely destroyed the OHL in his last season of junior, scoring a record 87 goals in just 68 games with the 1980/81 Windsor Spitfires. 

Don Gillen
Don Gillen scored a goal in his first NHL game with the 1979/80 Philly Flyers, what would be his only game with the club. In 1981 he was traded to the Whalers and spent more time in the NHL there. Gillen played 34 NHL games with the 1981/82 Hartford Whalers, recording 5 points. He was a tough customer who recorded 372 penalty minutes in his last season of junior with the Brandon Wheat Kings.

The "before" pic of next 3 autographs:
A 1964/65 Vancouver Canucks WHL program, featuring Bill Burega and his fascmile signature on the cover. It was signed by 9 members the opposing team, the Victoria Maple Leafs. 

Eddie Mazur
From 1951 to 1957 Eddie Mazur played 107 regular season and 25 playoff games in the NHL, dressing for the Montreal Canadiens and Chicago Blackhawks. He actually played in 3 consecutive playoffs with the Canadiens; 1951, 1952 and 1953 before ever appearing in a regular season game. In 1953 he scored 2 goals and 4 points in 7 games, helping the Habs win the Stanley Cup, the only time Mazur would get his name on the trophy. Mazur passed away in 1995 at 65.

Gord Redahl
Gord Redahl played 18 games in the NHL with the 1958/59 Boston Bruins. Although his NHL career was brief, Redahl was a star in the WHL, one of the best leagues around when the NHL was only limited to 6 teams. Redahl passed away in 2011.

John Sleaver
 John Sleaver played 1 game with the 1953/54 Chicago Blackhawks and 12 games with the 1956/57 Hawks, scoring 1 goal in his 13 career NHL games. He passed away in 2001 at 67.

Extras from the program added to tradelist: Dan Belisle and Lou Jankowski. Also ended up with autographs of minor leaguers Bob Taylor and Rollie Wilcox whom I don't collect. 


Autographs #19-22 of the post fall outside of the NHL collection.
There's 3 for the WHA only collection and 1 for the NHL "backup only" collection.

Jean-Yves Cartier
Defenceman Jean-Yves Cartier recorded 3 assists in 15 career WHA games with the 1972/73 Quebec Nordiques. The Quebec native had played for the University of Michigan before joining the Nords.

Rejean Giroux
From 1972 to 1974 Rejean Giroux scored 15 goals and 33 points in 71 career WHA games with the Quebec Nordiques. Originally drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in 1972, Giroux opted to sign with his hometown and newly created Nordiques. Giroux later signed with the Chicago Blackhawks in 1974 but was never able to crack their roster. His son, Alexandre Giroux, was also a pro hockey player who played in the NHL.

Bruce Abbey
Defenceman Bruce Abbey recorded 1 goal in 17 career WHA games with the 1975/76 Cincinnati Stingers. He was drafted by the Minnesota North Stars in the 1971 NHL draft but opted for 4 years of college at Michigan Tech before turning pro in the WHA.

Jamie Hodson
Jamie Hodson appeared in 1 NHL game as as backup goalie with the Toronto Maple Leafs during the 2002/03 season. He was drafted by the Leafs in the 1998 draft and played pro hockey until retiring in 2008.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Classic Auctions Win = 70% Milestone Reached

All of these autographs come from a single lot I won from Classic Auctions. It was a bittersweet win because it wasn't the lot I had wanted, that was a signed 1940s minor league program that went for a few hundred dollars more than I could have afforded. It was also somewhat of a sentimental win for me. I've long drooled over Classic Auction's stuff but have never been in the market to bid. Finally working a career job, I have a little disposable income and this represents a new direction in my collection, chasing rarer vintage signatures. I actually won these for rather cheap, with the opening bid, or not much more than it. The lot I won included a few signed pictures and a few signed programs. The pictures were of the lot and it was difficult to identify exactly all the signatures I was buying. My trained eyes were able to identity more than a few nice ones and I judged it worth the asking price. Part of the fun in getting a lot of signatures like this for me is identifying all the autographs. I ended up with 22 new NHL autographs and 5 new WHA autographs. A nice haul. I also added dozens of autographs to my growing tradelists.

The grand total of unique NHL autographs now stands at 5,214 for 70% of everyone who's ever played in the NHL. When I started this collection over a decade ago I never would have thought I'd be able to get so far. I'm 25 so at this rate, and my love of collecting hasn't showed any sings of slowing, I should be able to make it close to the impossible 100% goal. I'm confident there's a few older guys from the 1920s who's signatures I'll never see, but if I stay with it I should be able to get the majority of the rare ones. My lifetime goal is to complete the collection enough to make it something the HHOF would take when I go. All my signatures must fit in a binder (organized by years of debut, then alphabetically) so although its quite large in terms of quantity, it only takes up one bookshelf and its a blast to flip through.

Starting with a 1967 Red Wings Vs Penguins program:
Red Wings Autographs:

For the collection:
Baz Bastien
It was a 1967 team photo that confirmed this autograph for me. I thought it might be Bastien but couldn't fill in the blanks as to why he would have signed the program until I saw him listed as the team's assistant GM. As a young goalie, Baz Bastien tended goal for 5 NHL games with the 1945/46 Toronto Maple Leafs. His career was cut short when a puck to the face caused him to lose an eye. From 1976 to 1983 he was General Manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins, his career ending abruptly with his unfortunate death in a car accident at 63 years of age.

Roy Edwards
Roy Edwards spent a decade playing pro before the 1967 expansion draft gave him the big break he needed. Edwards was drafted by the Penguins in the expansion draft and then traded to the Red Wings shortly after. From 1967 to 1974 Edwards appeared between the pipes in 236 regular season games, mostly with Detroit but also playing with Pittsburgh. He's also notable for being the "goalie on hand" for the 1960 Chicago Blackhawks. Although he never played a game for the club, he got his name on the Stanley Cup, listed as "Allan R Edwards." He passed away in 1999 at 62. 

Jim Peters
I had tried writing to Peters a couple times at a couple different addresses but kept getting RTS. From 1964 to 1975 Peters played over 300 games in the NHL between the Detroit Red Wings and Los Angeles Kings. His father, Jimmy Peters sr., also spent over a decade in the NHL.

Extras: Ted Hampson, Dean Prentice, Alex Delvecchio, Bill Gadsby, Bert Mashall, Norm Ullman, Doug Barkley, Sid Abel and Gary Bergman

Pittsburgh Penguins autographs:

For the collection:
Bill Speer
This was a rare signature I couldn't identify right away. Without another Speer autograph to refer to, I wasn't 100% sure it was him (he wasn't with the team all season) until I turned to the rosters. Filled in by hand, Speer had been added to the lineup by whoever had attended the game. That confirmed it for me and i'm now 100% its Speer. Had I any doubt at all, I would have added it to my small pile of questionable autographs that don't get added to my collection. Speer is most notable for helping the Boston Bruins win the 1970 Stanley Cup. The defenceman played over 100 games in both the NHL and WHA. Speer died in a snowmobile accident at only 46 in 1989.

Dunc McCallum
From 1965 to 1971 defenceman Dunc McCallum played 187 regular season games in the NHL. He made his NHL debut with the 1965/66 New York Rangers but only played 2 games for the club. The rest of McCallum's NHL career was spent with the Pittsburgh Penguins. He later spent two seasons in the WHA, playing for the Houston Aeros and Chicago Cougars. McCallum passed away in 1983 at only 43.

Bob Dillabough
From 1961 to 1970 Bob Dillabough played 300 career regular season+playoff games in the NHL. He was a member of the Red Wings, Bruins, Penguins and Oakland Seals. He also spent a season in the WHA, scoring 8 goals and 16 points in 72 games with the 1972/73 Cleveland Crusaders. Dillabough passed away in 1997 at only 55 after a hard life of uranium mining post hockey took its tole.

Extras: Red Sullivan, Andy Bathgate, Val Fonteyne, Ab McDonald, Leo Boivin, Hank Bassen, Paul Andrea, Ken Schinkel, Noel Price


1973/74 WHA Alberta Oilers team signed sheet.
This page is a dream for an autograph collector like me. Autographs all are clear and well spaced.

For the collection:
Len Lunde
From 1958 to 1971 Len Lunde played well over 300 games in the NHL, dressing with the Red Wings, Blackhawks, North Stars and Canucks. He retired to coach the Finnish national team at the 1973 World Championships but returned to play a full season with the WHA's 1973/74 Oilers. Lunde passed away in 2010.

Brian McKenzie
Brian McKenzie scored 1 goal and 2 points in 6 career NHL games with the 1971/72 Pittsburgh Penguins. He later played 87 games in the WHA between the Edmonton Oilers and Indianapolis Racers. I was never able to find an address for McKenzie so I was especially happy to add this.

Chris Worthy
From 1968 to 1971 Chris Worthy played 26 NHL games with the Oakland and then California Seals. From 1973 to 1976 Worthy played 81 games in the WHA for the Edmonton Oilers. Worthy, who was born in England but raised in Canada, passed away in 2007 from cancer at 59.

Jim McCrimmon
Defenceman Jim McCrimmon played 2 career NHL games with the 1974/75 St. Louis Blues. From 1973 to 1975 McCrimmon was a member of the WHA's Edmonton Oilers. Additionally, he later played 5 more games in the WHA with the 1975/76 Calgary Cowboys.

Bob Fitchner
Originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1970, Bob Fitchner signed in the WHA with the Edmonton Oilers in 1973. From then until the league folded he played over 400 games in the WHA, scoring over 200 points. In the Rebel League he dressed with the Oilers, Racers and Nordiques, helping Quebec win the league championship in 1977.  Fitchner followed the Nords into the NHL, making his debut in the league almost a decade after he was drafted. From 1979 to 1981 he played 78 NHL games with Quebec, scoring 12 goals and 32 points. 

The next 5 get added to my WHA only autographs
Ian Wilkie
From 1972 to 1974 Ian Wilkie appeared in 33 regular season WHA games. He played for the New York Raiders, Los Angeles Kings and Edmonton Oilers. He had originally been drafted by the Montreal Canadiens but attended University after junior and only later signed in the WHA. He went back to University after hockey and had a very successful business career. 

Tom Gilmore
From 1972 to 1975 Tom Gilmore played over 200 games in the WHA, suiting up for the Los Angeles Sharks and Edmonton Oilers. He scored 48 goals and over 100 points over his WHA career. Gilmore was an undrafted University of Denver alumni when he signed with the LA Sharks. Tom's son, Patrick Gilmore, is a notable actor who had a recurring role on Stargate. 

Rusty Patenaude
From 1974 to 1977 Rusty Patenaude played five full seasons with the Alberta/Edmonton Oilers. In 1977/78 he played his last season of pro with the WHA's Indianapolis Racers. Patenaude, originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins, scored 159 goals and 290 points in 431 regular season WHA games. His best season was a 42 goal year with the 1975/76 Oilers.

Roger Cote
 Defenceman Roger Cote spent over a decade in the AHL in the 1960s, but was never able to crack an NHL roster. The World Hockey Association gave him, and many more players, a new opportunity and from 1972 to 1974 he played 155 games with the Alberta/Edmonton Oilers.

Ron Climie
Ron Climie scored 98 goals and 204 points in 249 career regular season games in the WHA. He was a member of the Ottawa Nationals, Edmonton Oilers and New England Whalers. He scored a career high 38 goals with the 1973/74 Oilers, leading the team in scoring and representing them at his second WHA All-Star game. Climie was originally drafted by the St. Louis Blues in 1970 and spent a couple season's playing for the CHL affiliate, the Kansas City Blues, but was never able to crack the parent club's roster.

extras: Jim Harrison, Ross Perkins, Val Fonteyne, Al Hamilton, Steve Carlyle, Blair MacDonald, Ken Baird, Bob Falkenberg, Eddie Joyal, Doug Barrie, Bob Wall, Jack Norris


1970/71 LA Kings Signed Sheet:
If you look closely, this one was much more difficult to cut up that the Oilers page. With some of the autographs so close together, I had to make some unfortunate sacrifices. Juha Widing's autograph was a painful one to cut though because he's long deceased and I needed his signature. I had to sacrifice it because it ran through the Flett and Mickey signatures. With Mickey's autograph being rarer than Widings, and me being a fan of Flett, it was the clear choice to keep the other two. My girlfriend saw me in agony over this, "well why can't you just keep them all?" she asks. Well, its because I'm too anal with my autographs. I have to be able to put it in its proper place (the proper year of debut binder, then organized alphabetically) so dual signatures just don't work.  

For the collection:
Bill Flett
Bill "Cowboy" Flett spent almost 2 decades playing pro hockey in the 1960s and 70s. He played nearly 700 regular season games in the NHL and almost 200 regular season games in the WHA. Flett's best season as a 43 goals season with the 1972/73 Philly Flyers and then in 1974 he won a Stanley Cup with the Flyers. Flett suffered from alcoholism for many years after hockey and died in 1999 at only 55 from liver failure.

Larry Mickey
From 1964 to 1975 Larry Mickey played 301 career regular season+playoff games in the NHL, dressing with the Blackhawks, Rangers, Maple Leafs, Canadiens, Kings, Flyers and Sabres. In 1967 Mickey's wife died in a car crash while he was driving, something that stuck with him for the rest of his life. He had a difficult time after his hockey career had ended and when his third wife left him, Mickey committed suicided at just 38.

Lucien Grenier
Lucien Grenier made his NHL debut in the playoffs with the 1969 Montreal Canadiens, playing 2 games. The Habs won the Stanley Cup but didn't choose to include Grenier's name on the trophy even though he qualified for the honor. From 1969 to 1972 Grenier played 150+ NHL games between the Habs and Los Angeles Kings. I've never seen a TTM success from Grenier so its a nice find.

Larry Cahan
Cahan might be best known for being involved in the NHL's only only on ice fatality, being one of the players who checked Bill Masterton in 1968, causing Masterton to his his head on the ice and later die. If was, of course and accident, but deeply affected Cahan. From 1954 to 1971 Larry Cahan played 665 career regular season games in the NHL and later spent a season in the WHA. Cahan passed away in 1992 at 58. 

Extras: Paul Curtis, Doug Robinson, Bob Berry, Bob Pulford, Gord Labossier, Mike Byers, Ed Shack,  Gilles Marotte, Dale Hoganson, Noel Price, Matt Ravlich, Jack Norris/Denis Dejordy


For the collection:
Tommy Williams
I just needed 1 autograph from this sheet but it turned out to be a good one. A nice, clean autograph of Tommy Williams, who was for a long time the undisputed best American born player in the NHL. From 1961 to 1976 he played 663 regular season games in the NHL, scoring 161 goals and 430 points. He was a member of the Bruins, North Stars, Golden Seals, Capitals and the WHA's New England Whalers. Internationally, Williams won a Gold medal at the 1960 Olympics as a youngster with USA. His brother, Butch Williams, also played in the NHL. Unfortunately, Williams' personal life was marred by tragedy, his wife died a young woman, his son died in his young twenties and Williams himself passed away in 1992 at only 51. He was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 1981. 

Extras added to tradelist: JP Parise, Barry Gibbs, Lou Nanne, Claude Larose, Danny Grant, Bill Goldsworthy


Minnesota North Stars team signed:

For the collection:
Steve Jensen
From 1975 to 1982 Steve Jensen played 438 regular season games in the NHL, scoring 113 goals and 221 points. He split that time between the Minnesota North Stars and Los Angeles Kings. Internationally, Jensen represented America at the 1975, 1976, 1978, 1979 and 1983 World Championships, 1976 Olympics and 1977 Canada Cup.

Jim Roberts (b. 1956)
This Jim Roberts played over 100 games in the NHL between 1976 and 1979, all with the Minnesota North Stars. He was claimed by Winnipeg in the 1979 expansion draft but never suited up for the Jets.
I also noticed that Jim Roberts' 1978/79 OPC hockey card has an error on the back, it features a signatures of the other Jim Roberts, you can clearly see the difference here and its and clearly matched to the other Jim Robert's autograph.

Extras added to tradelist: Pete LoPresti, Ales Pirus, Fred Barret, Charlie Burns, Tom Younghans, Tom Reid, Pierre Jarry


Another multi-singed North Stars item:

Two for the collection:
Paul Shmyr
Paul Shmyre was a solid defenceman who, from 1968 to 1982, played 343 regular season games in the NHL and another 511 games in the WHA. In the NHL he was a member of the Blackhawks, Golden Seals, North Stars and Whalers. In the WHA he played for the Cleveland Crusaders, San Diego Mariners and Edmonton Oilers. In the Rebel League, Shmyre was a perennial top defender, being named to the league's All-Star teams in 1973, 1974, 1976 and 1979 and in 1976 was named the WHA's best defenceman. He was captain of the 1978/79 Edmonton Oilers, Wayne Gretzky's rookie team. When the league folded Shmyre was third all-time in WHA games played by any player. In the NHL, from 1979 to 1981 he was captain of the Minnesota North Stars, leading them a Cinderella run to the Stanley Cup finals in 1981. Internationally, he's also notable for being named to team Canada's 1974 Summit Series team. He passed away from cancer in 2004 at just 58.

Brad Maxwell
From 1977 to 1987 Brad Maxwell played over 600 games in the NHL. The defenceman was a member of the North Stars, Nordiques, Maples Leafs, Canucks and Rangers. He exploded for 73 points from the blueline with the 1983/84 North Stars and was named to the NHL's 1984 All-Star team. Internationally, Maxwell represented Canada at the 1978 and 1982 World Championships, bringing home a Bronze medal each time. I actually just sent a TTM request to Maxwell, but I'm happy to have this one for now.

Extras added to tradelist: Glen Sharpley, Tim Young, Fred Ahern, Gary Edwards, Louis Levasseur, Craig Hartsburg, Pierre Jarry


The last couple I forgot to scan the pages before cutting them up, but they were both signed pages from Minnesota North Stars programs.

Dave Cressman
From 1974 to 1976 Dave Cressman played 85 games in the NHL for the Minnesota North Stars, scoring 6 goals and 14 points. He was drafted by the North Stars in 1970 but put his pro career on hold to attend the University of Guelph, not exactly a place known for its hockey development program, and he beat the odds to make it to the NHL anyway.

Pierre Jarry
Jarry is an impossible TTM signer so I was happy to get this. From 1971 to 1978 he played 344 regular season games in the NHL, scoring 88 goals and 205 points having suited up with the Rangers, Leafs, Wings and North Stars. He also spent part of the 1977/78 season in the WHA with the Edmonton Oilers.

Extras: Dean Talafous, Steve Jensen, Ernie Hicke, Glenn Sather, Bryan Hextall, Bill Hogaboam, Pete Lopresti, Lou Nanne, Mike Antonovich, Blake Dunlop, Tom Reid, Fred Barrett. And from the other: Dean Talafous, Ron Zanussi, Tom Younghans, Per-Olov Brasar, Brad Maxwell, Lou Nanne, Nick Beverley, Tim Young, Paul Harrison/Pete Lopresti, Kent-Erik Andersson, Steve Jensen, Alex Pirus, Glen Sharpley, Fred Barrett, Roland Eriksson, Jerry Engele, Pierre Jarry