Monday, November 29, 2010
Time: 5 Days
Item Sent: 1984-85 O-Pee-Chee
Item Received: 1984-85 O-Pee-Chee, signed in black ballpoint.
With better luck, Tom Hirsch very well could have been one of the great homegrown North Stars. A star with the Gophers, he joined the Stars in the spring of 1984 after representing Team USA at the Sarajevo Winter Olympics. During the following season, he suffered a major shoulder injury that would keep him sidelined for two and a half seasons. He attempted a comeback during the 1987-88 season, but was only able to play one game before retiring at 25.
I noticed Mr. Hirsch had no previous TTM successes reported on SportsCollectors.net, but I sent him a letter anyway, care of his contracting company. He responded in five days, also signing my letter and adding "Only because you're a Minneapolis kid!" Very cool. Thanks, Tom!