Saturday, April 22, 2017

Sophie Dee

(1984 - )

Birth Name: Kirsty Hill

Birthplace: Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Wales

Adult film star, exotic dancer and mainstream actress. To date she has performed in 535 adult movies and directed 1. She has won 3 adult entertainment awards, been a finalist for 2 and nominated for an additional 10.

Partial Mainstream Filmography:

- A Haunted House 2 (2014)
- Bad Ass 2: Bad Asses (2014)
- The Hungover Games (2014)
- American Bad Boy (2015)
- Deadly Reunion (2016)
- Streets of Vengeance (2016)
- Bethany (2017)

Sent a letter, self-addressed stamped envelope and a photo care of her fan mail address in Tarzana, CA. Received my photo back signed and personalized, and she included another signed and personalized photo.

Sent: 1/12/17
Received: 4/22/17

Friday, April 21, 2017

Jamaal Williams

(1994 - )

Birth Name: Jamaal Williams

Birthplace: Rialto, CA, USA

Collegiate football player, awaiting the 2017 NFL Draft.

NCAA:

Running Back (RB):

- BYU Cougars (2012-2014; 2016)
- 2 Time Poinsettia Bowl Champion
- 1 Time Fight Hunger Bowl
- 1 Time Miami Beach Bowl
- Poinsettia Bowl MVP (2016)

Accolades (BYU Cougars):

- Most Points Scored, Game (Tied) (30 vs. Toledo - 2016)
- Most Points Scored (Non-Kicker), Game (Tied) (30 vs. Toledo - 2016)
- Most Rushing Yards, Game (286 vs. Toledo - 2016)
- Most Rushing Yards, Career (3,901)
- Most Touchdowns, Game (Tied) (5 vs. Toledo - 2016)

Received an autographed 2017 Leaf Draft rookie card after redeeming a code I found when I purchased a box at Walmart in Rochester, NY.

Purchased/Redeemed: 4/13/17
Received: 4/21/17

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Laura Linney

(1964 - )

Birth Name: Laura Leggett Linney

Birthplace: Manhattan, NY, USA

Film, television and stage actress. She is the great-great-granddaughter of U.S. Civil War veteran and U.S. Congressman from North Carolina Romulus Zachariah Linney and the daughter of playwright and author the late Romulus Zachariah Linney IV.

Partial Filmography:

- Lorenzo's Oil (1992)
- Dave (1993)
- Congo (1995)
- Primal Fear (1996)
- The Truman Show (1998)
- You Can Count on Me (2000)
- Love Actually (2003)
- Mystic River (2003)
- Kinsey (2004)
- The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
- The Savages (2007)
- The Big C (TV Series: 2010-2013)
- Hyde Park on the Hudson (2012)
- Mr. Holmes (2015)
- Sully (2016)

Award Nominations:

- 3 Time Academy Award
- 6 Time ACCA Award
- 1 Time AFI Award
- 2 Time ALFS Award
- 1 Time BAFTA Film Award
- 1 Time Blockbuster Entertainment Award
- 1 Time BSFC Award
- 2 Time CFCA Award
- 2 Time Chainsaw Award
- 1 Time Chlotrudis Award
- 1 Time COFCA Award
- 2 Time Critics Choice Award
- 1 Time DFCS Award
- 2 Time DFWFCA Award
- 1 Time Dorian Award
- 3 Time Drama Desk Award
- 1 Time DVD Premiere Award
- 1 Time EDA Award
- 1 Time EDA Female Focus Award
- 1 Time FCCA Award
- 3 Time Gold Derby Award
- 5 Time Gold Derby TV Award
- 4 Time Golden Globe
- 3 Time Golden Satellite Award
- 1 Time Gotham Independent Film Award
- 1 Time HFCS Award
- 1 Time IF Award
- 2 Time Independent Spirit Award
- 1 Time LAFCA Award
- 1 Time Method Fest Award
- 1 Time NSFC Award
- 3 Time OFCS Award
- 3 Time OFTA Film Award
- 6 Time OFTA Television Award
- 2 Time PFCS Award
- 1 Time Primetime Emmy
- 5 Time Satellite Award
- 1 Time Saturn Award
- 3 Time Screen Actors Guild Award
- 2 Time SEFCA Award
- 2 Time SLFCA Award
- 1 Time TFCA Award
- 3 Time Tony Award
- 2 Time VFCC Award
- 2 Time VVFP Award
- 1 Time WAFCA Award
- 1 Time WFCC Award

Awards Won:

- Theatre World Award (1992)
- NYFCC Award (Best Actress - 2000)
- SDFCS Award (Best Actress - 2000)
- TFCA Award (Best Performance, Female - 2000)
- DFWFCA Award (Best Actress - 2001)
- NSFC Award (Best Actress - 2001)
- VFCC Award (Best Actress - 2001)
- Primetime Emmy Award (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - 2002)
- BSFC Award (Best Ensemble Cast - 2003)
- FFCC Award (Best Supporting Actress - 2004)
- NBR Award (Best Supporting Actress - 2004)
- NYFCO Award (Best Supporting Actress - 2004)
- PFCS Aaward (Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - 2004)
- Telluride Film Festival Silver Medallion Award (2004)
- Primetime Emmy Award (Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - 2004)
- Glitter Award (Best Actress - 2005)
- Gotham Independent Film Award (Best Ensemble Performance - 2005)
- Icon Award (2005)
- Mar del Plata Film Festival Award (Best Actress - 2005)
- Palm Springs International Film Festival Desert Palm Achievement Award (2005)
- Satellite Award (Outstanding Actress in a Supporting Role, Drama - 2005)
- TFCA Award (Best Performance, Female - 2005)
- Austin Film Critics Association Award (Best Supporting Actress - 2006)
- Las Palmas Film Festival Award (Best Actress - 2006)
- Valladolid International Film Festival Award (Best Actress - 2006)
- Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival Jury Award (Best Actress - 2007)
- WFCC Award (Best Actress - 2007)
- Muse Award (2008)
- Primetime Emmy Award (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - 2008)
- Golden Globe Award (Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television - 2009)
- Gracie Award (Outstanding Female Lead - Drama Special - 2009)
- Screen Actors Guild Award (Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - 2009)
- Satellite Award (Best Actress in a Series, Comedy or Musical - 2010)
- Golden Globe Award (Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical - 2011)
- Crystal Award (2013)
- Crystal Award for Excellence in Film (2013)
- Primetime Emmy Award (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - 2013)

Sent a letter, self-addressed stamped envelope and a photograph care of the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre in New York, NY where she was performing in "The Little Foxes". Received my photo back signed and personalized.

Sent: 4/7/17
Received: 4/20/17

Jerry Don Gleaton

(1957 - )

Birth Name: Jerry Don Gleaton

Birthplace: Brownwood, TX, USA

MLB player and executive and collegiate coach, best known for his time with the Kansas City Royals. Known for being one of only a handful of players to use both his first and middle name. He is currently an assistant baseball coach at Howard Payne University.

NCAA:

Pitcher (P):

- Texas Longhorns (1977-1979)
- 1 Time SWC Champion
- 1 Time SWC Tournament Champion
- 1 Time First-Team All-American
- 1 Time First-Team All-SWC
- University of Texas Men's Hall of Honor Class of 1999

Minors:

Pitcher (P):

- Tulsa Drillers (1979-1980) (Texas League)
- Spokane Indians (1981) (Pacific Coast League)
- Lynn Sailors (1982) (Eastern League)
- Salt Lake City Gulls (1983-1984) (Pacific Coast League)
- Denver Zephyrs (1984) (American Association)
- Buffalo Bisons (1985-1986; 1992) (American Association)
- Omaha Royals (1987-1989) (American Association)
- Phoenix Firebirds (1992) (Pacific Coast League)
- Edmonton Trappers (1993) (Pacific Coast League)

MLB:

Pitcher (P):

- Texas Rangers (1979-1980)
- Seattle Mariners (1981-1982)
- Chicago White Sox (1984-1985)
- Kansas City Royals (1987-1989)
- Detroit Tigers (1990-1991)
- Pittsburgh Pirates (1992)

Coaching:

- Howard Payne Yellow Jackets (Assistant Coach) (1999-present) (NCAA)

Executive:

- Detroit Tigers (Scout) (1996-1998)

Sent a letter, self-addressed stamped envelope and a trading card care of the Howard Payne athletic department. Received my card back signed.

Sent: 3/14/17
Received: 4/20/17

Monday, April 17, 2017

Semyon Varlamov

(1988 - )

Birth Name: Semyon Aleksandrovich Varlamov

Birthplace: Samara, Russia

NHL player. He is currently a goaltender for the Colorado Avalanche.

Foreign:

Goaltender (G):

- Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (2006-2008) (Russian Superleague)
- Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (2012) (Kontinental Hockey League)

Minors:

Goaltender (G):

- Hershey Bears (2008-2009; 2010; 2011) (American Hockey League)

NHL:

Goaltender (G):

- Washington Capitals (2009-2011)
- Colorado Avalanche (2011-present)
- 1 Time Presidents' Trophy (2010) (Most Regular Season Team Points)

International (Team Russia):

- 2005 IIHF World U18 Championships (Czech Republic)
- 2005 U-18 Junior World Cup (Czech Republic/Slovakia)
- 2006 IIHF World U18 Championships (Sweden)
- 2006 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (Canada - Silver Medal)
- 2007 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (Sweden - Silver Medal)
- 2010 IIHF World Championship (Germany - Silver Medal)
- 2012 IIHF World Championship (Finland/Sweden - Gold Medal)
- 2013 IIHF World Championship (Sweden/Finland)
- 2014 Winter Olympics (Sochi)

Sent a letter, self-addressed stamped envelope and a trading card care of the Colorado Avalanche. Received my card back signed.

Sent: 10/24/16
Received: 4/17/17

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Brian MacLellan

(1958 - )

Birth Name: Brian John MacLellan

Birthplace: Guelph, ON, Canada

NHL player and executive, best known for his time with the Los Angeles Kings. He is currently the general manager of the Washington Capitals.

NCAA:

Defenseman (D)/Left Winger (LW):

- Bowling Green Falcons (1978-1982)
- Team Captain (1980-1982)
- 2 Time CCHA Champion
- 1 Time CCHA Tournament Champion
- 1 Time AHCA West All-American
- 2 Time All-CCHA First Team
- Bowling Green Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 1987

NHL:

Left Winger (LW):

- Los Angeles Kings (1983-1985)
- New York Rangers (1985-1986)
- Minnesota North Stars (1986-1989)
- Calgary Flames (1989-1991)
- Detroit Red Wings (1991)
- 1 Time Stanley Cup Champion
- 1 Time Clarence Campbell Champion
- 1 Time Presidents' Trophy (1989) (Most Regular Season Team Points)

Executive:

- Washington Capitals (Pro Scout) (2000-2003)
- Washington Capitals (Director of Player Personnel) (2003-2004; 2005-2007)
- Washington Capitals (Assistant General Manager) (2007-2014)
- Washington Capitals (General Manager) (2014-present)
- 3 Time Presidents' Trophy (2010, 2016-2017) (Most Regular Season Team Points)

Sent a letter, self-addressed stamped envelope and a trading card care of the Washington Capitals. Received my card back signed.

Sent: 9/14/16
Received: 4/15/17

Justin Abdelkader

(1987 - )

Birth Name: Justin Abdelkader

Birthplace: Muskegon, MI, USA

NHL player. He is currently a left winger and assistant captain for the Detroit Red Wings.

Juniors:

Left Winger (LW):

- Cedar Rapids RoughRiders (2004-2005) (United States Hockey League)
- 1 Time Clark Cup Champion (2005) (USHL Champion)

NCAA:

Left Winger (LW):

- Michigan State Spartans (2005-2008)
- 1 Time NCAA National Champion
- 1 Time NCAA Frozen Four
- 1 Time CCHA Champion
- All-NCAA All-Tournament Team (2007)

NHL:

Left Winger (LW):

- Detroit Red Wings (2008; 2009-present)
- 1 Time Stanley Cup Champion
- 2 Time Western Conference Champion

Minors:

Left Winger (LW):

- Grand Rapids Griffins (2008-2010) (American Hockey League)

International (Team USA):

- 2007 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (Sweden - Bronze Medal)
- 2012 IIHF World Championship (Finland/Sweden)
- 2014 IIHF World Championship (Belarus)
- 2016 World Cup of Hockey (Canada)

Sent a letter, self-addressed stamped envelope and a trading card care of his residence in Royal Oak, MI. Received my card back signed and an additional two signed cards.

Sent: 3/23/17
Received: 4/15/17