Incredibly Consistent At The Plate, Tony Gwynn’s Signature Is Anything But…
I have a Tony Gwynn autographed baseball in my collection. I received the ball for my birthday from my wife and kids. They used my guidance for the purchase, and I shopped for quite a long time before settling in on the one that I chose.
My biggest while narrowing down my search is that I found some terrible inconsistencies with what I was seeing.
Take a look.
Exhibit A – very neat, very clean, easy to read. The autograph seems to ride up by the time Gwynn started his last name.
Exhibit B – perfectly centered, and quite bubbly. Not as easy to make out each letter, especially the ‘G’ in Gwynn, the signature reminds me of would be constructed by a fourth grade girl.
Exhibit C – A lot more like the first one, and since the HOF inscription is present, one has to assume that this ball has been done within the last few years.
See the dilemma?
I chose well, and I am the proud owner of a signed Tony Gwynn baseball. I played it safe, and felt the need to just be smart about it.
For my collection, Gwynn is a ‘Top Row’ ball – sitting amongst the best balls of my collection. And some of the best players that this sport has ever witnessed!!