First off, notice how there's a picture of the person. It might make licensing and permissions a little tougher but it goes a long way in increasing the visual appeal.
Second - the autograph window fits the entire signature. Yes, this is only three cards from a set, but here's hoping that the trend sticks true throughout all of the cards.
Third - the set has a theme that actually makes sense and isn't totally vague. The checklist is an impressive sight and includes several cards connected to The Godfather: author Mario Puzo, director Francis Ford Coppola, and stars Marlon Brando (whose signature is extremely rare), Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duval and ABE VIGODA!
Fourth - Canadiana, baby! While there's been countless Amnerican Presidents getting their own cards and cut signatures, we've got ourselves our first Prime Minister cut signature from what I can gather.
Yeah, I know that I never pull one of these but a handful of collectors will. And they're legitimately sweet cards from the subjects to the signatures to the overall design. Now I just wish the same care would be taken in all cut signature cards.
1972: The Year in Hockey is scheduled for release on September 9.