Thursday, January 12, 2012
Time: 138 Days
Address: c/o Kansas City Chiefs
Item Sent: 1982 Topps, 1983 Topps, 1986 Fleer Team Action Green Bay Packers
Item Received: 1982 Topps, 1983 Topps. Both signed in black Sharpie.
Jim Zorn teamed with Steve Largent to put the Seattle Seahawks on the map in the late 1970s. He was a freewheeling, left-handed quarterback, unlike anything my young eyes had seen when I first became a football fan. I had been meaning to send him an autograph request for a while. I finally did so after flipping through a pile of 1980s Fleer Team Action football cards, trying to identify the players. The 1986 Green Bay Packers offense card pictured a quarterback wearing #18. Zorn played one season for the Packers in 1985 and started three games. This was his only card in a Packers uniform, so I thought it would be cool to package it with a couple of his Seahawks cards. I'm very happy to received the signed cards I did from Mr. Zorn -- he has a great signature and I've wanted to get him for a long time. I am a bit disappointed, though, that he decided to keep the Packers card. That would have been a unique addition. Perhaps I'll try him again someday.