Chewin the Fat
by Bay Ragni
Gordie Howe Autograph Signing
So this past weekend, I have the opportunity to meet a living legend………Gordie Howe.
Carl’s Cards and Collectibles brought Gordie in for an autograph signing this past Saturday, which was a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Gordie who is now 84 years old, I don’t think does too many of these signings anymore so this was such an honor.
Gordie if you don’t know play played Hockey through the span of 5 decades from the 1940’s into the 1980’s. He played for the Detroit Red Wings & the Hartford Whalers in the NHL, and The Houston Aeros & New England Whalers in the WHA.
He won 4 Stanley Cups, and also won 6 Hart Trophies, and 6 Art Ross Trophies. Gordie is known as “Mr. Hockey”
I know when I think of the sport of hockey, the first 2 names that pop into my head are Wayne Gretzky & Gordie Howe.
So I cannot thank Carl’s Cards enough for this.
Gordie is also the father of another hockey legend, Mark Howe, who was there Saturday with his father, but was not signing anything or taking the spotlight from his father. It was all about Gordie on this day.
The line was out the door for most of the 2 hour span, and so was well run, and organized and also JSA was on hand for the certification of your item. It was such an incredibly experience all the way around.
With 3 of the TD TV staff members on hand to meet Gordie, Anthony Jovinelli (The Ant Hill) & Frank Naimoli (Man Cave QB) along with me, this was a great trifecta…….Class Act hockey legend, along with a class act sports collectibles business & TD TV made this a great day !!
Carl’s has some more great signings come up, as they do year round so check out there pages.