These days, I've had to scale things down a bit. I try to focus on specific players and teams, while avoiding "sticker" signatures as much as possible. Over the past few years, I've added signatures of guys like Hank Aaron, Sandy Koufax, Ted Williams, and Willie Mays to my collection. All four of these old timers have beautiful signatures, but none of them are in the same league as the newest member of my autograph collection:
Have you ever seen such a beautiful signature? It's hands down the coolest, most awesome autograph in my collection.
Before last night I had no idea who the woman was, but thanks to the internet and The Raz Card Blog, I was able to dig up some information on the signer. Her name is Kayoko Haruyama and up until a month ago, she was a professional Japanese wrestler. On December 27th, she wrestled her final two matches and wrapped up an eighteen year career. During that time she won multiple individual and tag-team championships and according to Wikipedia was a very accomplished wrestler.
This certified on-card autograph is from 2015 BBM True Heart and was sent by Raz last week. He also sent me the rest of the cards that I needed for my 2014 BBM True Heart set (which by the way was part of a previous Raz care package):
If you're interested in learning more about these cards, I encourage you to head over to The Raz Card Blog. He has several posts featuring these lovely ladies of wrestling.
Thank you so much Christopher for this awesome care package! I'll head over to COMC right away and start shopping for your care package items.
Happy Sunday and sayonara!