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Collector Spotlight: Taylor Gapsch (@bthawks)

Name: My name is Taylor Gapsch

How long have you been in the hobby?

I've been collecting since the late 80's. I was around 7 or 8 when I started!

What brought you into the hobby?

My love for all sports and X-men! I collected all the Marvel cards too, that's what got me into collecting!

Do you remember the first card you ever got excited about? What was it?

The first card I ever got extremely excited for was when a girl in the 3rd grade gave me a Mickey Mantle card! I can't remember what year it was, but I did sell it when I was 13 for $300! Wish I still had that bad boy!

Favorite sports to collect:

My favorite sport to collect is football, but thanks to my good buddy Andrew (@Socoolie), I've been getting back into basketball!

Favorite teams:

Seahawks, Mariners, and Sonics

What is your PC?

My main PC is Tyler Lockett, Paul Richardson, and pretty much any cool Seahawks card! I have a small Jameis Winston & Sammy Watkins side PC as well.

If you could add one card to your collection right now, what would it be?

If I could add one card to my PC, it would have to be any Ken Griffey Jr auto in a Mariners uniform! I have one auto, but it's in a Reds uniform.

Who are some guys/businesses in the hobby that you enjoy?

I've gotten to know some great guys on here! Huge thanks to @Socoolie! Also @Largent001 & @BenHansen1982 and @TopShelfBreaks. Shoutout to all the guys/gals in the #SmokeBreaks family! & @udubfan109 & @CdubsCards

How do you feel about the state of the hobby? Is there anything you'd like to see change/improve?

The one thing I would change is having this hobby get back to being fun! So many people just want to make a huge profit, and that makes it not so fun. I'd love to see it get back to trading with your buddies and helping each other's PC grow!

What is your main site/twitter handle if someone wants to connect with you?

My Twitter handle is @bthawks

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