|2016 Panini Immaculate - Immaculate Autograph Materials Red #4|
My Griffey collection is small compared to most other collectors out there. He was a favorite of mine as a kid but most of my collecting energy went to basketball.
As I've been building my Griffey collection, one type of card I had hoped to collect was an autograph card. I figured wasn't going to buy one as they are quite expensive (although I only looked recently for this blog post).
A couple weeks ago I entered a random drawing through Becket Radio to win an autographed, relic card of Griffey. Everyone and their brother seemed to be entering as the number of entries climbed higher and higher. I submitted my requisite entries and went about my day.
Last week, moments before I was to start my job interview, I received an e-mail from Eric at Beckett informing me I won! WOW!
Fast forward to today. One of the sweetest swings in baseball showed up in my mailbox.
This card truly is immaculate. A low serial number, only to 10. A colored, as opposed to white, jersey (I'm assuming) swatch. The red foil lettering does not show up well on the scan but it looks real nice in person. Lastly, a very nice looking signature. Griffey obviously takes some pride in his signature.
It's a sticker autograph but frankly, I don't care if an autograph is on a sticker or not. I understand the argument that an on-card autograph is better because it means the player actually held the card. However, I'm fine with receiving a player autograph in any capacity. So long as the autograph fits on the sticker and the sticker is on straight. Here, Griffey signed 100% on the sticker and it was placed on straight.
That's it for today's post. No other cards are worthy enough to be included in the same post.