Monday, January 30, 2012
Time: 12 Days
Address: c/o Stockton Thunder
Item Sent: 2005-06 Victory, 2008-09 O-Pee-Chee Retro
Item Received: 2005-06 Victory, 2008-09 O-Pee-Chee Retro. Both signed in blue Sharpie.
Matt Foy was not exactly a top NHL prospect, but in the Minnesota Wild's sad state of player development under former GM Doug Risebrough, the ex-sixth round pick was about as exciting of an offensive prospect as the Wild could boast. His highlight was a two-goal game early in the 2007-08 season. All told, he scored 13 points (six goals and seven assists) in 56 NHL games over parts of three seasons with the Wild. He signed with St. Louis in 2008 but never played in a regular season game for the Blues. After a year off, Foy is now playing with the Stockton Thunder of the ECHL. He is one of the team's elder statesmen, along with another former Wild player, Jason Morgan.
On February 27, 2012, I received an envelope post-marked from Canada with no return address. I opened it and found these two "custom" signed Matt Foy cards, printed on HP photo paper. There was no letter or note. I can only assume that Mr. Foy saved my address from the initial request and decided to mail me these, too. That's a first! And it's awesome.