Category Archives: NFL

Gash, Thane

Gameday 1992, #212

CARDS: Pacific 1991, Action Packed 1990, Score Supplemental 1990, Gameday 1992, Fleer 1990
ACQUIRED: TTM 2021, C/o Home
SENT: 4/27 RECEIVED: 5/8 (11 days)


  • A deep cut find out of East Tennessee State, DB Thane Gash was selected in the 7th round of the ’88 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns.
  • After not really seeing the field in his rookie year, Thane slotted in at FS where he quickly developed a reputation as a headhunter with a nose for the endzone.
  • In 1989, he picked up 3 interceptions (returning 2 for TDs) and led the team in tackles with 134.
  • Only had 1 pick in 1990, but duplicated his tackle feat, leading the team with another 134 tackles.
  • During the offseason in 1991, Gash herniated a disc in his neck, and was placed on IR for the entire season.
  • In 1992, joined the 49ers to replace Ronnie Lott at FS -who had left the previous season for the Raiders.
  • Gash started 3 games that year, and then retired after the 1993 season


I had been sitting on Thane’s cards for a while. He has a stack of really good cards combined with set needs that I had wanted. Thankfully he’s a voracious signer (when he does) and he signed all 5 cards I sent to him.


Artis-Payne, Cameron (2)

CARD: Tops XFL 2020
ACQUIRED: 2020, Box Break


  • See Also Cameron Artis-Payne
  • Cameron played sparingly for the Panthers through the 2019 campaign.
  • He’d be selected by the Dallas Renegades of the XFL 2020.
  • Artis-Payne worked his way into the starter role rushing for 241 yards (41 carries), 2 TDs, as well as 23 receptions for 101 yards before the league folded.
  • In 2021, he signed with the Montreal Alouettes.
  • Rushed for 225 yards on 45 carries and a TD in 5 contests.


When Cameron was selected by the Renegades, I knew they were getting a great change of pace back. I was equally surprised that he was available to the XFL based on his previous light NFL experience.

Driver, Donald

CARDS: Score 2009, Panini Prestige 2010
ACQUIRED: TTM 2020, C/o Home
SENT: 12/22 RECEIVED: 1/23 (32 days)*
FAILURE: TTM 2015, C/o The Packers
* Fee Enclosed


  • Donald Driver played WR at Alcorn State catching  88 receptions for 1993 yards over his college career.
  • Late 7th round pick of the Green Bay Packers in the 1999 NFL Draft.
  • Stuck behind Antonio Freeman and Corey Bradford early in his career, but with Bradford’s departure to Houston in 2002, things quickly changed.
  • He’d start all 16 games in 2002, and go over 1,000 yards for the first time in his career on 70 catches.
  • After a down year in 2003, Driver went on a very improbable run, going over 1.2K yards the next 3 seasons, and over 1K yards the following 3 seasons after that.
  • In 2009, Donald became the Packers all-time leading receiver, finishing eventually with 743 catches when he retired following the 2012 season.


  • Pro Bowl 2002, 2006-08, 2010.
  • Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame


I really wanted Donald’s autograph, but after missing out on him back in 2015, I didn’t really expect to get another shot, so I never reloaded. When he started signing, about the same time of year as he did back in 2015, I just grabbed what I could and sent it out as soon as I could with a small donation to grease the wheels.