Tuesday 31 January 2012

TTM Success! Carey Price

Sorry about the lack of updates everyone, hopefully I can pitch in a little more on the blog and keep its head above the water for the time being.

I was happy to wake up this morning to find a self-addressed stamped envelope waiting for me at the end of my hallway, which only means one thing - a TTM success.

Carey Price signed and returned 1 out of the 2 cards that I had sent away to have inked back on June 28, 2011.  I guess he liked the custom card so much that he decided to keep it for himself?

Price became a highight during this years All-Star Weekend for showcasing his sense of humor during the Skills Competition's breakaway challenge.  If you've seen it then you know what I mean.

Here's an article I found earlier in regards to Carey, the All-Star Weekend and his love for autograph collecting.

Thanks Carey!

Wednesday 4 January 2012

TTM Success! Michael Ryder

Well it's definitely been a while - but alas another update from Cards From The Crease rises its ugly head.

It has a slack four months since I last sent out a few custom cards to have signed and sent back, it has been two months since I even received a return - but that changed yesterday when Newfoundland native Michael Ryder pulled through.

I sent this custom back on June 28, 2011.  It was one of the first cards that I created to have signed and probably my favorite custom yet.  As time passed and the mailbox didn't deliver, I figured that this card was never going to show up in my hands again.  So you can imagine how happy I was when I pulled the SASE from the box yesterday.

I sent this card before Ryder was signed by the Stars, hence the Bruins logo.  The background on the front features a shot from Ryder's hometown of Bonavista, Newfoundland and the green, white and pink colors at the bottom is taken from the Newfoundland flag before confederation.  It had intentions of creating a series of custom cards showcasing Newfoundland hockey players featuring a shot of their hometown as the background drop and sending it off to have signed and returned but that idea didn't go any further than this card.

The signature is actually on a sticker and stuck to the custom.  The scan doesn't show it but the sticker has a patterned hologram with the words 'Authentic Autograph'.  The first TTM success featuring a stickered signature for me but I'll take it!

The back features Ryder and a background drop of a map of Newfoundland; I still love the idea and look of the custom and this return sort of motivates me to create and send more.
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