Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Thane Gash

Sent: 1/20/12
Received: 1/30/12
Time: 10 Days
Address: Home
Item Sent: 1991 Score, 1991 Stadium Club, 1991 Topps, 1991 Upper Deck
Item Received: 1991 Score, 1991 Stadium Club, 1991 Topps.  All signed in black Sharpie.

Stay with me here.  Do you watch American Pickers on the History Channel?  You know how they like to go on "freestyle" picks?  This is like my version of a freestyle autograph request.  I have two boxes full of cards that I have already picked out, with the intent of sending autograph requests.  When I'm writing letters, I usually take from those two boxes.  Every once in a while, though, I'll scan recent successful returns on SCN and something will catch my eye -- someone I hadn't considered sending to before, but upon seeing another collector's success I'll instantly search for a couple of cards and whip off a quick letter.

I had not thought of the name Thane Gash in years.  But as soon as I saw his name, I had to go for it.  He had such a great name.  Thane Gash.  Perfect name for a hard-hitting safety.  He didn't have a long career and was hardly a star.  Just a really cool football name, and sometimes something like that is enough to earn its way into my collection.  Thanks, Mr. Gash!

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