Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Here's How You Do a Cut Signature Card

The following cut signature autographs will be released in In the Game's upcoming 1972: The Year in Hockey:

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.

1 comment:

Hackenbush said...

I like '72. These look great. I just checked out the sales sheet at ITG and it looks like a fun set. I have a bunch of the original Topps 72's and these are close, though with more fun subsets. I collect hockey certified autos and these I believe are all on card.