I purchased my first ‘modern-era’ card and went after a game-used jersey card as I find them extremely appealing. Hell, it only cost $2 and is of one of may favorite pitchers of all time, Hall of Famer Fergie Jenkins. For $2, I got a piece of Cubs history as well as a piece of memorabilia from possibly the best Cub pitcher ever. I was extremely excited to get this card, and when it arrived I was a little more than thrilled.
Check it out:
This card has everything a Jenkins fan could ask for. A beautiful black and white portrait, a symbol representing Wrigley Field with the title ‘Wrigley Field, Home of Cubs Greats’. It also includes the years that Fergie pitched for the Cubs, 1966-1973, and lastly a perfect square piece of a jersey he wore for the Cubs in his home, white uniform. The only thing that could be better would be to have a Royal Blue pinstripe on the jersey but beggars cannot be choosers…
Since this is the first time I have actually held a game-used jersey card I wanted to take everything in and quickly turned it over to see what kind of cool Fergie Jenkins info would be on the back. Again, I was pleasantly surprised to find a certificate of authenticity as well as more Cub’s team logos and colors.
That was until I read this – “On the front of this card is an authentic piece of a jersey worn by Fergie Jenkins in an official Red Sox MLB game.”
WHAT??? Quickly I turned the card over confirming it had the Cub’s logo on the front and that I didn’t mess up and buy a Jenkin’s Red Sox jersey card. Nope, I was right. On the front it has the correct team logo, and Cubs colors. Let me check the back again…. Shit! What the hell is this? I mean, I know that he played for Boston, but why on earth would they give me a piece of a Red Sox jersey on a card that is SCREAMING Cubs???
Needless to say I am more than a little disappointed. Again, I only paid $2 for this but I want what was advertised. Would you want a Karl MALONE jersey card with a Lakers piece of jersey? NO. Or how about a PETE ROSE card with a nice piece of jersey from his playing days with the Expos? NO. You want what you want, and what I really wanted was a piece of Cubs jersey from this Cubs legend!!!
Has this ever happened to you? Is this normal practice? Can someone help me with this? If I was to buy another one of these am I going to get the same thing or do they vary? HELP!!! SOS!!!