Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Tom Gilbert

Sent: 2/10/12
Received: 4/17/12
Time: 67 Days
Address: c/o Edmonton Oilers
Item Sent: 2008-09 O-Pee-Chee Retro, 2011-12 O-Pee-Chee
Item Received: 2008-09 O-Pee-Chee Retro, 2011-12 O-Pee-Chee.  Both signed in black Sharpie.

This one seemed like a completely lost cause, due to unfortunate timing.  17 days after mailing my request to Edmonton, the Oilers traded the Bloomington, Minnesota native back home to the Wild.  I gave it a couple days, on the off chance Mr. Gilbert may have placed it in a Canadian mailbox on his way out of town, but when nothing showed up I figured I would just try him again next season.  So it's with great surprise (and curiosity) that this arrived, postmarked from St. Paul, but with Canadian postage.  Hey, I'm not complaining!

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