Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Bobby Hull

Mailed In November 2010 and Returned in Febuary 2011

A real sweet return from an awesome H.O.F player. I have both Hulls so maybe I'll put up my Brett cards soon. We'll see. I also have an 8x10 from Bobby I got earlier but I didnt feel like putting that up. But anyway a great return like I said and some real cool cards to get signed. I guess I maxed out my limit of stuff to send to him though because he sent back my letter asking to please not send anymore. Haha I found that so funny but he still signed both which I like. Mailed to the Chicago Blackhawks.

Semyon Varlamov

Mailed In December 2010 and Returned In Febuary 2011

A fairly quick return from one of the many talented goalies of the Washington Capitals. Its gonna be tough for Varlamov to step up and seal the number one spot but I honestly hope he does. He is by far my favorite goalie on that team and he signed my 8x10 in gold sharpie so yeah hes pretty cool. Mailed to the Washington Capitals.


Gilbert Perreault

Mailed In January 2011 and Returned In Febuary 2011

Ah what a wonderful return. This is where I use the "Famous Grandpa" excuse. For one I've met Mr.Perrault many times seeing as he was the best player to ever play for The Coach so I really needed these signed. He usually charges $10 for each auto but I might have mentioned who my grandpa was so these were free. I got the other one signed for my buddy Ryan over at markoshockeyautos.blogspot.com so that was my nice deed. Mailed to his house in Canada.

Eddie Shack

Mailed In December 2010 and Returned in Febuary 2011

A real nice return from not only someone who knew The Coach but a really close friend of his for quite a while. Now that The Coach lives her in Buffalo they've kind've lost touch but nonetheless a great return from a great former player. Mailed to his home in Canada.

Danny Briere

Sent In December 2010 and Returned In Febuary 2011


Great return from a former Sabres player. I wish I had some cards of him on his new team but these are still good. I miss this guy more than any other player the Sabres ever let go. There was rumours that he didnt want to stay here but I know he did. Anyway, its just nice to finnaly have his autograph. Mailed to his Home.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Chris Chelios

Mailed In December 2010 and Returned In Febuary 2011

Ah I've been waiting for these. I saw some fast returns coming in from him so I sent out some stuff of my own. A nice 8x10 and 2 cards. Im really pleased with how awesome these turned out. A gret return from an amazing former player who always got the job done no matter what. Mailed to The Detroit Red Wings.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Derian Hatcher

Mailed In November 2010 and Returned In Febuary 2011


Pretty nice return from the former NHLer. I knew of Mr. Hatchers long career in the NHL when I sent this out and that was probably the main reason. Always a reliable defensmen for any team he played for and an all-around great player. Mailed to his home.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Sabres Hounding 02/05/10




Me and My Buddy Ryan went down to HSBC saturday and we managed to get a few autos. Not to many big stars but still i managed a few good ones. One Tyler myers card. Two Tim Connoly cards. One Jochen Hecht card. One Rob Niedermayer card. One Craig Rivet card. A Patrick Lalime 8x10 and card. And a Tyler Ennis 8x10 as well.
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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Zybnek Michalek

Mailed In October 2010 and Returned In January 2011


Interesting return to say the least. I don't really remeber mailing this one but when I checked in the binder where I keep my records there he was, way back in October. I probably wouldn't send these cards out now but back then I sent out to a lot more people and I must've just liked his name or something. Anyway, an auto is an auto and hes got a pretty cool signature. Mailed to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Monday, January 31, 2011

End Of January Card

I've decided to start showing some of my other favorite hockey cards that aren't autographs since I love all hockey cards not just autos. So every last day of the month (as long as I remember) I'll post one of my favorite non-autographed cards. So to start it off I thought I'd put up my Steven Stamkos Young Guns. Beckett Places this at $60 American so ovbiously when I pulled this from a pack I was pretty happy.

Johnny Bucyk

Mailed In December 2010 and Returned in January 2011


Ah my last return of the month and what a great one for it to be. Mr. Bucyk signed this card perfectly. The actual autograph is so like crisp and vibrant its crazy. But it was real nice for him to sign this for me and since he knew The Coach it means a lot. Mailed To The Boston Bruins. 

Jean Beliveau

Mailed In December 2010 and Returned In January 2011


This is a really cool return. For one he signed it like perfectly. Two he signed it with a marker I've never seen before, possibly a felt tip, and it looks perfect on this card. And Three Its Jean Beliveau. Mailed to the Montreal Canadiens.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Jimmy Howard

Mailed In December 2010 and Returned in January 2011



I've been waiting for this one. Ever since I got that 8x10 for Christmas I've been wanting this card back. He's got a sweet autograph and it looks great on this new victory set. Jimmy has been having a great year as always with the Wings and I'm sure that theres way more to come from this rising star. A real nice return. Mailed To The Detroit Red Wings.

Former Return: Martin Biron

The Cards were Mailed In July 2010 and Returned In August 2010 and the 8x10 was mailed In November 2010 and Returned In December 2010


These were both really fast returns and really nice. Ever since Marty left the Sabres I have missed him. He is such a great goalie and he was never really thought of as a back-up to Miller. He had some really good seasons with the Flyers and Islanders and now as a back-up to Lundqvist on the Ranges I'm sure he'll be very succesful. Both were mailed to his home.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Roberto Luongo

Mailed In October 2010 and Returned In January 2011


This was a suprise. My buddy Ryan (markoshockeyautos.blogspot.com) who knows a lot more about hockey autos than me informed me that Luongo will only sign through his agent. He was right because my cards were returned unsigned and I'm pretty sure he kept one. No big deal though. Mr. Luongo did however send a signed 4x6 and a letter thanking me for his letter. I dont usually collect 4x6s so if anyone would like a trade let me know. Its authentic as stated in his letter. Mailed to the Vancouver Canucks.

Edgar Laprade

Mailed In December 2010 and Returned In January 2011


A real nice return from a "very" former player in the NHL. What really makes Mr. Laprade standout from other TTM signers is that he is pushing 90 years of age and he is still a very reliable signer. And even though he signed it in pen I'm not worried about it. It's still real cool. Mailed to his home in Canada.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Christmas Gifts

I was pretty bored so I thought I'd put up what Autos's I got for Christmas 2010.


I got an Anze Kopitar, Jimmy Howard and Gilbert Perrault 8x10 from Hockeyink.com. I recomend this site because of the good prices and good quality pictures. For one, Anze is my favorite player in the NHL. So his autograph was a must. Jimmy Howard is such a good goalie too and since I havent gotten m card back from him though the mail I really wanted this. I think though, the Gilbert Perrault means the most. Mainly because when my Granda (The Coach Joe Crozier) was coaching the Sabres, Gilbert played for him both years he coached. He was also by far the most talented and most dedicated player to ever play for The Coach. Pretty decent Christmas I'd say. 


Thomas Holmstrom

Mailed In December 2010 and Returned In January 2011


A real quick return from a very underrated winger in the NHL. With all the stars on the Red Wings like Datsyuk, Lidstrom, Rafalski, Franzen and Zetterberg its hard to get noticed. But Holmstrom does get that the job done and it was nice for him to take the time to sign these. Sorry about the crappy picture Mailed to his home.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Guilliame Lattendresse

Mailed In November 2010 and Returned In January 2011
Really nice return from a rising star in the NHL. He signed all three of my cards and shortened the signature up on my double card so I hopefully can get that signed by Chris Higgins next. Cards were mailed to the Minnesota Wild.

Andy Bathgate

Mailed In December 2010 and Returned In January 2011


A solid return from another HOF Player and for my parkhurst collection. I really like these cards because of there new look but with the older players. Mr. Bathgate is actually a really good friend of The Coach so this means a lot. Mailed To his home In Canada.

Johnny Bower

Mailed In December 2010 and returned In January 2011


A really nice return froma HOF goalie. I also have an 8x10 of him but im just to lazy to put it up though. A really good goalie who knew the game and The Coach very well. Mailed to his home in Canada.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Former Return: Bobby Orr

Mailed in March 2010 and returned in March 2010

Yeah, somehow some way. I got him. In fact, I mailed this card at a differrent time then the 8x10 and I got that one back too. So twice from my all-time favorite player and probably the second or 3rd greatest hockey player ever. Mailed to his home.

Lou Fontinato

Mailed In November 2010 and Returned in 2011


Nice return from an awesome former player. Another parkhurst set cad and another friend of the coach. Mailed to h is home in Canada.

Guy Lafluer

Mailed In November 2010 and Returned In January 2011



A really amazing return. Both of these cards look awesome and from a guy who knew The Coach very well, it makes it even better. And another card for my parkhurst set. These were mailed to his home in Canada.

Trent Hunter

Purchashed at a card store in a pack. Not bad for 8 dollars. Its definetly a risky buisness but I think I came out on top with this one. especially since I just recently mailed a card to him. that would be nice to get that returned.

Red Kelly

Mailed In Novemeber 2010 and Returned In January 2011.

A really nice return from an HOF'er..I think. Anyway, He was a great player and Im really gonna treasure his autograph since he was famialar with The Coach (my grandpa). Mailed to his home in Canada.

Ryan Miller

On New Years Day me and my buddy Ryan went down to HSBC Arena to see if we could do a little Sabres Hounding. Unfortunatly the rainy weather made it a quick one but we still escaped with a few things. He got 3 signed cards which are on his blog (markoshockeyautos.blogspot.com) and I got this Ryan Miller 8x10. Itr wasn't the best day but I dont mind a signed photo by possibly the best goalie in the NHL.

Ted Lindsay

Mailed In November 2010 and returned in December 2010


This card was the one I had recently mailed. This photo was returned in about a week back in May 2010. Both are really nice HOF returns. The poor picture of the 8x10 kinda sucks because it is such a nice picture. My buddy Ryan has the exact same one and they are both sick. Both Mailed to his home.

Barry Melrose

Mailed In Novemeber 2010 and Returned In December 2010



My first coach return. Not a bad one though. Barry was always a decent coach and he is a pretty good sports analysist as well. A nice autograph with the thick silver sharpie which looks amazing on this card. Card was mailed to his home.

Pekka Rinne

Mailed In November 2010 and Returned In December 2010


Wow! First return from the new Upper Deck Series 1. I love the looks of these for autographs by the way. Anyway a solid return from a rising star in the goaltending department. Mailed to the Predators.

Don Cherry

Mailed In Novemeber 2010 and Returned In December 2010

This return is extremely cool because my grandfather, Joe Crozier, who used to be an NHL coach knew Mr. Cherry very well so this 8x10 means a lot. He signed it in thin silver sharpie which looks amazing on this photo. He also added a pamplet thing about his restraunt which he signed and a 5x7ish photo of him and Ron Maclaen which Don signed as well. This picture was mailed to CBC Toronto.

Rogie Vachon

Mailed In November 2010 and Returned In December 2010


Awesome return from an HOF Goalie. Rogie was always a solid goaltender and Los Angeles continues to recognize it with several cermonies in his honor. Solid return. Card was mailed to the Kings.

Pete Peeters

Mailed In December 2010 and Returned In December 2010

Awesome return from a former goalie. He has a sweet autograph right on the goalie stick and I just love how these parkhurst cards look signed. Mailed to the Ducks where he is the Goaltending Coach.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Jordan Staal

Mailed in September 2010 and returned in December 2011


An awesome return! A phenomal skater and my first of the 3 stall brothers which I hope to get. And possibly even the knew fourth one? Who knows. Still a great return. These cards were mailed to the Penguins.

Brian Rafalski

Mailed in September 2010 and returned in December 2010
Rafalski is a very solid defensmen who is always reliable. He's a proven vetran that always makes smart decisions and has crafty skills on the ice as well. He also has a really sweet autograph. These were mailed to his home.

Welcome to my blog

My name is Joe Crozier and since 2nd Grade  I have been collecting hockey cards and I now have a huge collection of autographs from the greatest sport on earth. Mostly from the mal but sometime from houndings and other things such as pack, online, etc. But nonetheless, I have a huge collection and anyone who needs and address or a possible card trade please email me at jccrozier25@hotmail.com.