Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The evolution of Kershaw's Autograph

His original autograph on the UD USA cards was a bit messy, and the word "jagged" comes to mind...  photo unnamed4_zps0b490afb.jpg
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 The following year it changed just a bit... photo 2unnamed_zpsebe2dd6b.jpg
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These days his autograph looks more like hieroglyphic than cursive (what's a number 4 doing in there?), but it's awesome nonetheless... photo 44d90c89-d430-4878-b308-990be823a8dc_zpsf97f8d47.jpg photo a837955e-aa1a-4c1c-acb1-ec9bcc7580ff_zpsojffnccl.jpegNow the question is, will he change his auto again?  Probably not, but it's still fun seeing how it has morphed into what it is today.  If you look at the evolution of the Harper auto, it went from a full signature to a boring and messy, "B H."  That's all for today, and next blog will feature some of my recent ebay pickups.  As always, thanks for stopping by.


  1. They tend to get shorter as a player evolves into a star. Mccutchen would sign the majority of his name when he first entered the league, but as demand grew the auto was shortened considerably.

    1. Yeah, I've noticed that too. Interestingly enough, the older generation of players have really nice autographs. Have you seen Dennis Eckersley's auto? It's a thing of beauty!

    2. If you want a good laugh check out Wil Myers.

    3. I totally forgot about his auto! It's worse than Harper's new one.