Sunday, 28 June 2015

The rest of the week. 6-28-15

The week seems to go fairly fast and the mail didn't disappoint me. Back in 1977 they aired a mini-series on tv called ROOTS. Even though I was only 12 I remember this min-series very well and one of my favorite characters in it was Chicken George played by Ben Vereen. Ben was in Petrolia, Ont doing a show for a month so i wrote to him and he replied to me and sent me a signed playbill from his show.

Also this week I heard back from Curtis Armstrong. Most of you will remember him as BOOGER in the Nerd movies. He has been in many tv shows and movies and most recently playing Metatron in the tv show Supernatural.

Now the last one came from New York City where I wrote to Matthew Morrison who played the teacher on the tv show GLEE. He sent me a signed playbill from his show Finding Neverland, Other then all the rain that came down on Saturday it's been a great week

Nice Find 6-28-15

Today I found a t-shirt of the Hamilton Tiger Cats and it was signed by 6 players. After bringing it home my wife and I did some research as to who had signed the shirt because autographs are hard to read. Turns out it was signed in 2008, Whoever owned the shirt took care of it because the sigs are not worn or faded and the shirt had not been washed. It will be taken care of here as well.The sigs on the shirt are. Phillip Gauthier, Chris Bauman, Richard Karikari, Jason French, Nick Setta and Cedric Gagne Maroux

Sunday, 21 June 2015

IP & Tire Trouble!!! June 20th, 2015

Yesterday we went to a Bisons football game and Nick Kaczur who played for the Patriots was there. (He's from here).Anyways I was hoping to get him going in but he was already on the field so I had to wait til 1/2 time when he came around. It was warm out there. He comes around and is a real nice guy signs everything and poses for a photo. My wife and I are hungry so we decided to leave and go grab a bit to eat.

We get to the car and the back tire is FLAT. Hungry, hot and now pissed off we opened the trunk to get the donut and couldn't get it out. It was screwed in there and it seems that the thing that kept it in place rusted on..I can't get it off and it's getting late so I called my brother who came down to help.It took at least 30 minutes for him to finally get that thing off.Now to jack up the problem BUT!!! the wrench don't fit the bolts so he tries to make do but it was a losing battle. I told him I have a cross wrench at home. He said why is it at home? I said hell if I know I forgot to put it in the car..

He lowers the car and tells me to drive it to the gas station put air in it to get home and we'll change it at home. Get to the station put money in the machine and it don't work very good. Just enough I would say.So I get the car home wife goes to get the 4 way wrench. My brother jacks the car up again and the car slips a little. So he fixes that up changes the tire for me and then lowers the car but the jack is stuck on something.My wife gets in the car and backs the car up to a hole so bro can knock it off. I doubt it did any damage but is an IP worth all that trouble? Some ppl would say yeah..this time for me...No it wasn't worth it..Cause I gotta get that tire fixed buy a new jack because that one sucks!!!

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Angela Lansbury

Today in the mail I received a nice but small autographed photo from Angela. I wrote to her when she was on tour with her play. She had taken the letter home in California and mailed it from there. I am really surprised that that photo got to me in the first place because I wrote to her while she was in Canada and my SASE had a Canadian stamp on it. The envelope had my uncancelled CDN Stamp and no American Stamp on it.

SH**IT Happens

Well for the 1st time in a long time I struck out getting an autograph. Randy Bachman was in Town and I had a nice photo done up for the occasion and an album for a friend to get signed. We went down there at 1-1:30 and hung out hoping he would come early for a sound check. 2 guys showed up for it but no Randy.round 4:30-5 this guy comes out and told me he found out that Randy wasn't coming for the check and was at the Hotel.So off I go to the Hotel waited around in the lobby then outside. After a long while of being in Denial I finally listened to what my wife had been saying. Oh well so you didn't get this one. IT happens... So Randy Bachman was a BUST..I'll hang onto the photo.He'll be back...

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Hamilton Tiger Cats Fanday

My wife and I went to the Hamilton Tiger Cats Fanday at Horton Field. This is the first time I was ever in a Stadium and it was really cool.Seeing the field up close and from the stands was cool. I took a few shots of it and the players. They were holding a practice and then a fan meet to sign autographs ad pose for photos. While they had practice we went around to try and find some of the Alumni players that were there. They were scattered and I didn't get to meet them all.

Alumni Players-Top Scan
Dale Sanderson
Wally Zatylny
Rocky DiPietro
Roger Dunbrack
Joe Zuger
Less Browne

Current Players
Carson Rockhill, Brian Simmons
CJ Gable
Byron Archarabault
Anthony Woods
Everton Williams
Joel Fugueroa,
Matthew Girard
Matt Coates

Giovanni Aprile
Roy Holley
Carl-Oliver Prime
Bakrai Grant
Daniel English
Nic Grigsby
Jeremy Lewis
Preston Huggins
Peter Dyakowski
Craig Butler
Luke Tasker
Justin Medlock
Bryan Hall
Zac Collaros
Julian Posey
 CJ Gable
Brandon Banks
COACH-Kent Austin

Saturday, 6 June 2015

Joe Theismann

If you know me then you know that I am a fan of the Hamilton Tiger Cats of the CFL and I like to collect autographs of CFL players and my wife is a fan the Washington Redskins of the NFL so what better autograph to have in my collection then Joe Theismann. Yes people Joe played in the CFL. Joe played for the Toronto Argonauts from 1971-73. He came to the CFL when negotiations with the Dolphins hit a snag.He went to the redskins in 1974 after they bought the rights to him from Miami Dolphins.. I sent Joe a home made CFL card and he also signed my index card as well!!