Thursday, December 8, 2011

Such a deal

With the upcoming name change at my employer -- from the St. Petersburg Times to the Tampa Bay Times, effective, Jan. 1 -- the newspaper recently had a sale on old logo items.

Walking into the sale, I figured to buy some comics umbrellas and maybe a T-shirt or two. What caught my eye, however, was a bin full of hockey sticks. As you can imagine, I made a beeline for it.

It didn't take long to see that a bargain was there for the taking. These two sticks, signed by former Tampa Bay Lightning players Dan Boyle (top) and Brad Richards, were selling for $5 each. Pretty sweet, eh?

The sticks were part of a promotion over the past few years at the St. Pete Times Forum. If a person bought a subscription to the paper, they received an autographed stick as a premium.

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