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Old 05-15-2018, 08:20 PM
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I met Jantz at National, and he was a really nice guy with a smile on his face. My condolences to Jantz's family; my thoughts are with them.

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Old 05-15-2018, 11:29 PM
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is just awful! I found out last night, and it has saddened me much....took a toll on me big time...

Jantz and I have been friends for 12 or so years......we spent hours on the phone talking T206 and fishing.....We had many trades pains me to write this.....his long time girlfriend also passed a year ago....I'm sure they are reunited....

Jantz was an absolute expert on T206 and we shared info on the set ....

his contribution and personality will be painfully missed....

he was one of the most easy going , true , nice guys of the hobby and life....

he contributed so much to the hobby.....he was almost completed the polar bear subset and would carefully pick out each card....

he was planning on attending the national again this years.....also, he was looking forward to fishing soon....

this is still a shock.....
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Old 05-16-2018, 02:10 PM
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Default Jantz,

a true T206 scholar and gentleman. Very sad, indeed.
My condolences to his family and friends,
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Old 05-16-2018, 03:41 PM
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I am so deeply saddened to hear this news. Jantz was one of the nicest, easiest guys to deal with. Looking at my PM history, one of my last purchases was with Jantz. He was always helpful and always had a kind word. He will certainly be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.
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Old 05-16-2018, 05:38 PM
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Old 05-16-2018, 07:11 PM
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My God, what a gut punch. I always enjoyed his posts. 51 is way, way too young.

RIP Jantz
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Old 05-16-2018, 09:36 PM
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51 years old....makes you put things in perspective..
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Old 05-16-2018, 10:31 PM
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terrible news.. i also met Jantz at one of the nationals... he helped me get one of the Seymours SC 460 Fact 25s for my backrun...

I showed him my zack wheat overprint and he looked at it longer then normal said he had a screen saver of this card on his laptop.. just a fun memory that stands out for me when i think of Jantz... he will be missed... RIP
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Old 05-16-2018, 11:06 PM
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Best wishes to his family in this difficult time and I hope the fond memories forged with his friends and acquaintances last forever in their minds.
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Old 05-17-2018, 12:14 AM
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Default RIP Jantz

Sad to hear, I always enjoyed running into him at the Nationals. Definitely one of the good guys in the hobby, I will miss not running into him at the Nationals.

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