Monday, June 6, 2011
Time: 132 Days
Address: c/o Flyers SkateZone
Item Sent: 2008-09 O-Pee-Chee Retro
Item Received: 2008-09 O-Pee-Chee Retro, signed and personalized in black Sharpie.
It didn't come as too much of a surprise to receive a successful response from future Hall of Famer Chris Pronger. I just wasn't expecting his card to be inside this particular envelope. When I checked the mail, I had one of my familiar SASEs mixed in amongst the credit card solicitations and bills. It was postmarked from Bemidji, Minnesota. I tried to cycle through all the northern Minnesota athletes to whom I had pending requests. A couple of hockey players popped into my mind, but certainly not Chris Pronger. I'm still not sure of his connection to Minnesota. I guess a lot of players have taken to making their summer homes in that area (including Pronger's Flyers teammate Scott Hartnell). I had just not heard that Chris was now one of us!