You may recall from reading THIS post, that I won an eBay auction for a cut autograph while I was away at the beach. Well.... it arrived yesterday.
There is it, my $7 Bob Feller cut autograph. Unfortunately, it's put out by TriStar, and is from the Signa Cuts set. I say unfortunately for a few reasons. The first is that the back of this card is EXTREMELY vague and there isn't even an attempt at authentication. Here's the exact verbiage from the back of this card:
"You have received a Signa Cut® featuring an authentic hand-signed autograph"
What exactly does that mean? I could have signed this card, and that verbiage would still ring true.
My second issue with this card is something that should be pretty obvious to all of us. Bob Feller is still alive! This set is actually FULL of players who are still alive. Granted, Bob Feller is 90 some-odd years old at this point, and is widely considered one of the best pitchers of his era, along with being a first ballot Hall of Famer, but the question still remains.... Why are companies releasing cut autographs of players who are not deceased and could otherwise sign a regular card?
My third and final issue with this card I'm not even sure is actually an issue. Originally, I thought the card was pretty bland looking, but to tell you the truth, the more I think about it, the more I like the fact that this is just a plain, white index card instead of a recycled autograph bit from an autographed card that was previously released years ago, ala 2009 Legendary Cuts. Those cards are just plain ugly! TriStar did manage to put some sparkles on the border, so they've got that going for them. I will admit though, it's still a pretty dull looking card overall, and a photo of the actual player would have been a nice addition.
Despite the fact that it MAY be a fake cut autograph of a player who is not deceased that also happens to be sort of boring, I still got a freakin' Bob freakin' Feller cut autograph card for SEVEN FREAKIN' DOLLARS! The freakin' heater from Van Meter, and hurler of 3 no-hitters, including the only one to ever be thrown on Opening Day! That's pretty freakin' awesome!
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