On Saturday, former Red Wings defenseman Chris Chelios was at the Grand Rapids Griffins game signing copies of his new book, "Made in America." This was the second time in a week that I got to meet an NHL Hall of Famer, and most importantly I kept my eyes open and took a good photo. In case you're wondering why that's so exciting for me, here's what happened last time I attempted a photo with Mr. Chelios, in Syracuse after the Griffins won the Calder Cup in 2013.
Season ticket holders get in early for Griffins games, so my friend Aaron and I were first and second in line. I had been planning on buying this book anyways, so getting a copy and then getting it signed for only $10 more than what it's going for online was a no-brainer. Here's a look at the book as well as the signature and inscription inside:
This is also the first signed item I have from Chelios since he was inducted into the HOF, so it's also nice to have something with that additional inscription. With the three signed books I picked up the past couple weeks, I've got plenty to read this winter, and I plan on picking up Jordin Tootoo's autobiography as well.