Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Aaron Voros

Sent: 10/29/10
Received: 4/9/11
Time: 162 Days
Address: c/o Anaheim Ducks
Item Sent: 2008-09 O-Pee-Chee Retro
Item Received: 2008-09 O-Pee-Chee, 2008-09 O-Pee-Chee Retro.  Both signed in blue marker.

Aaron Voros was a poor man's Cal Clutterbuck for the Wild during the 2007-08 season.  He only scored seven goals that year, but he accumulated 141 penalty minutes and quickly became a fan favorite with his high-octane pesky play.  He signed as a restricted free agent with the New York Rangers following that season, paving the way for the younger and more talented Clutterbuck to assume his role on the Wild.  His first season in the Big Apple produced nearly identical numbers as his season in St. Paul.  After a reduced role in 2009-10, he was traded to Anaheim during the offseason.  After playing only 12 games for the Ducks he was dealt again, this time to the Maple Leafs.  He finished out the season for their Toronto Marlies AHL affiliate and will be an unrestricted free agent following this season.  Mr. Voros generously added two extra cards to my request.  Unfortunately, all cards were signed with a hideous erasable marker.  Thankfully the signature remained intact on the Retro card I sent.  You can see how it has bubbled on the card he added.  He also included a glossy Collector's Choice card, where the signature had almost entirely rubbed off.  I didn't even bother including that one in the result.  Great return, just an unfortunate choice in writing utensils!

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