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Old March 15th 08, 10:25 PM posted to alt.collecting.autographs
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Default More Oldtimers NHL a long but cool story.

that is my second time getting him and both times he comes off a little
different but signed both times. Can't complain too much I guess eh?
"Bill Plenge" wrote in message
KC wrote:
Oldtimers Last Night-NHL'ers
Bryan Trottier-HHOF-6 Cups
Larry Melynk-2 Cups
Dave Ellett- 17 years in NHL
Jimmy Mann-Tough guy Winnepeg Jets
Cliff Ronning-Small but great skater
Bob Bourne-4 Cups
Billy Smith-4 Cups HHOF
Glen Anderson-5 or 6 Cups
Gary Leeman-1 Cups, 50 goals 1 season
Bernie Nichols-70 Goals in 1 season
Dave Tiger Williams-3999 min in Penalties

Last night we went to a charity NHL old-timer game. Had my usual bag
of stuff to get singed. We went early to see if we could skate with
some of the NHL'ers but missed the time. No biggie I thought and
went to the table where they were setting up the signed stuff for
sale. The guy said if you buy one of the jerseys, you get to go down
to the dressing room to get it signed. $100 for the jersey and
signed. I jumped at it, knowing I did not have to fight during the
game to get my stuff signed. So Sue, I remembered what you said
about always being ready with stuff to sign and sharpie. I had my
Team Canada jersey on and walked around the arena. Bryan trottier
(NY Islanders-6 Stanley cups-Hockey Hall of Fame) was standing with
some old friends (he is from the area). I waited 5 feet back and
when they were done said "I can I bother you for an autograph?" He
said " That's never a bother." and signed my jersey. I walked back
to my seat smiling and my wife looks and started to laugh, saying
well you got one. Before the game, the lights were off for a
presentation and I noticed
Gaston Gingras (Leaf/Canadien) sitting in the box. I walked over
tapped the glass, show my Leaf jersey and motioned if he could sign
it. He said sure and I threw it over. He took the jersey down the
bench and got 5 other guys who were sitting there to sign. Super guy!
Keep reading for who was the jerk though. After the first period we
went down to the dressing room but it was not as great as they make
it sound, they line you up facing a wall say hold out your jerseys,
the players will come out and sign. Kinda weird....So they all came
out and signed, I got my Leafs jersey signed by the old leafs and my
Islanders jersey singed by Billy Smith, and Bob Bourne from the
Islander dynasty in the early 80's.( got trottier on the bench
later)Tiger Willams signed my leafs jersey, this was great. Until
Glen Anderson comes out. He signs my Oldtimer jersey and I asked him
to sign my Edmonton Oiler jersey number '9'. He looked mad and asked
"What's this for?" and looked like he did not want to touch it. Thinking
I was going to sell it. Bernie Nichols had signed it
earlier. I said "you can personalize it, it's for me..." He asked
who the other signature was, I replied it was Bernie's. He then
signed it, not personalized. but oh well. He figured it out, the
guys on their were Oiler number '9's. I am not a seller of autographs,
just do it for the chance to meet
these people and he kinda ****ed me off.
Signed my stuff but not the nicest of people. Smiles when the camera
is on though!

Nice story, even the "jerk" turned out to be pretty decent once he figured
out why.