Thursday, January 13, 2011

an Unbelievable TTM success!

A long time ago, I saw a ttm success posted on Cards On Ice. I nearly lost my mind. I immediately emailed Tricia for the address she used. A little background......

My all time favourite player is Ken Dryden. The best goalie in NHL history. Ken played 7 seasons in the NHL. He won 6 Stanley Cups. He won Rookie of the Year, and 5 Vezina Trophies as best goalie. He led the league in wins 4 times. Shutouts, 4 times. Goals against average, 4 times. He made 6 All Star teams. His career record ended at 258 wins, 57 losses and 74 ties. Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1983.

He's a successful trial lawyer. Best selling author of a number of books. Was the President of the Toronto Maple Leafs. And has been a Member of Parliament in the Canadian House of Commons for the past 6 years. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history at Cornell University, and a degree in Law at McGill University. He has received honorary doctoral degrees from the University of Ottawa, University of Windsor, York University, McMaster University, Saint Mary’s University, Niagara University and University of British Columbia. At Cornell, he was a member of the Sigma Phi Society and vice-president of the Quill and Dagger society.

Not your average athlete. Yeah, maybe a bit of a mancrush.... but LOOK!!!
8x10 glossy hand signed gloriousness! And he sent it in a hard case designed for diplomas and degrees...
at last, my tax dollars going to something worthwhile.

Hard case or not, this baby ended up in a frame on the wall of the man cave. A personalized auto from my childhood hero. It doesn't get better than that.

Do you have something similar?


  1. Jesus, that's awesome! Dryden is a notorious non-signer, right? At least that is what I've been led to believe. You must've wrote one helluva letter to get him to sign something.

    What is your secret?

  2. Haha - I was just thinking I should ask you if you ever got your Dryden auto back. That must have been some letter you wrote to get the case and everything.

    Or are you like the lone Liberal booster in AB?

    Also, you need name/URL comments - b/c I can't comment as Cards on Ice here. :)