Friday, February 12, 2010

1988 Topps, George Brett



#700 George Brett

Believe it or not, this card was actually signed with an ordinary, everyday Sharpie. Apparently, it was a Sharpie left over from the inaugural Royals Fanfest in 2008, but it was a Sharpie. Luckily, after seeing how crappy this card turned out, George changed Sharpies for the very next card he signed.

I don't even know what to think about this card now. It was an elegant looking card and it is still kind of cool that the signature goes in the same direction as George's body. But, I still can't get over the thickness of the signature. It looks like it was signed with one of those super-fat tipped magic markers.

Oh well. It is still an autograph from a Hall of Famer, so I probably shouldn't be crying about it. This is the third and final George Brett autograph from Fanfest week.

4 comments:

Ryan aka Orioles Magic said...

It almost looks like he signed Japanese characters on the card.

Dave said...

I love it. So unique. Kind of like the Davies card, sometimes accidents turn out kind of cool.

zman40 said...

Ryan- Nice call! I didn't even notice that until the comment.

Thanks, Dave. It certainly is original.

unclemoe said...

I don't think it looks too bad. Definitely could have been worse.

moe.