2013 A Sign of History Kurt Suzuki 1 of 1
Hold on... let me turn it around for you so you can get a better look:
It's time to bust a little Elizabeth Barrett Browning on you. How much does the production of this card annoy me? Let me count the ways.
#1 - They took a nine year old baseball card and chopped it up. For goodness sakes... they cut off Kurt's head. Here's what the original card looked like:
Courtesy of COMC
#2 - They encapsulated the card. Why? I honestly have nothing against grading companies, but it seems like in this particular instance... it's such a waste of plastic. Don't get me wrong... I love Kurt. He's my favorite player. But for a 2013 product (if you can call this a product), why would you encapsulate a backup catcher?
#3 - They certify this autograph to be authentic. But who the heck is A Sign of History? What makes these guys autograph experts? Maybe they held a private signing with him.
#4 - They slapped a 1 of 1 label on it. Really? Is this the future of 1/1's?
But who's really to blame for this "cardfoolery"? The people who came up with this laughable product or the foolish, short Japanese guy who bought the card?
Wait... I'm not sure I want to hear your response to that question.
Happy Thursday and sayonara!