Living on a teacher's salary limits my box breaks to low end to middle of the road products at best, so just the idea of purchasing a high-end product like Exquisite is nothing more than a dream. However hat doesn't keep me from buying singles every now and then.
I recently picked up this 2006 Exquisite Collection card of Jeremy Hermida and the son of my favorite baseball player of all-time:
Normally I wouldn't target Tony Gwynn Jr. unless he was pictured with his father, but take a closer look at his signature:
See anything wrong? Here. Take an even closer look:
Can you spot the exquisite error? This is how Junior normally signs his cards/stickers:
The Exquisite signature kind of resembles the two examples of Junior, but it's different. It's actually his father's autograph. You can compare their signatures here:
I originally saw the aforementioned card on eBay and was intrigued by its uniqueness, so I headed over to COMC and picked it up for $17. It's a nice conversation piece and connects father and son. On the flip side, it definitely highlights another issue with "sticker autographs". It also brings up the question... why the heck was Upper Deck using sticker autographs in their Exquisite product? If I was paying several hundred dollars for a pack of cards, I'd be pretty disappointed to find player signed stickers. I guess I should be grateful that I only paid a fraction of the price.
Today's question of the day...
Anyone else own cards that feature an "error" autograph in their collection?
Back in the late 2000's, some of Jordan Swagerty's Donruss Elite autographs actually featured basketball legend, Magic Johnson:
I actually don't own this card, nor do I own the other two cards with images I borrowed from COMC. But I might need to go out and track down an affordable copy for my Los Angeles Lakers PC.
Well that's it for today. Have a great week. Happy Monday and sayonara!