Sunday, March 23, 2014
Spelling is Hard: a Griffey Donation From Mr. Chunter
Chunter of the great Braves blog Chipp 'n Dale offered me this lovely Studio '98 8 x 10 jumbo of the Kid. And get this - it's signed! I'm not certain who signed it, but that doesn't take away from the beauty of this card or the fact that it has now arrived at its forever home.
A strange coincidence is that I happened to have another signed Studio jumbo I got for Christmas in the late '90s. Here it is:
Now let's take a closer look at those sweet sigs:
So yeah, it's pretty obvious it's not a genuine signature. :-(
Then again, maybe someone caught Junior a little swerved, perhaps leaving an upscale Seattle bar at 2am, and he didn't have a stable surface to write on. I can imagine a situation like that where he would overproduce his f's and.....leave out the "e" in "Griffey."
Thanks again for the card, Chunter! I really do love it. Also I have a million Braves cards in case you need any...