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...


  1. That "ri" sure takes up a lot of space in his last name too.

    1. G-wiggle-wiggle-wiggle-wiggle-F-wiggle-F-wiggle-Y. Now that's how you fake a sig.