Word Association Wednesday – When I Say ‘Cut Signatures’, You Say…
Word Association, Noun.
Definition – the connection and production of other words in response to a given word, done spontaneously as a game, creative technique, or in a psychiatric evaluation.
Ex: Dog –> Bark
Topps’ 2014 Heritage product release has been re-scheduled to Friday, the 14th. This is roughly ten days after the original launch date. What this minor delay has done is give me a few more days to go after some of the Series 1 cards I still need, while also building my checklist for the Marlins and Player Collection cards in the Heritage set that I plan to go after.
After cruising through the base checklist, I was intrigued about the subsets found in this year’s release and ultimately that led me to reviewing the full set.
And then I ran into this – ‘1965 Cut Signatures’ and ‘1965 Celebrity Cut Signatures’.
And that immediately made me ask the question ‘When I Say ‘Cut Signatures, I Think’??
And my answer is:
I mean, seriously – Does anyone want a piece of index card or notebook paper mounted to a baseball card that features a signature that wasn’t intended to be there in the first place?
This set features autographs of baseball players like Brooks Robinson, Jim Palmer, and Tom Seaver as well as celebrities like Art Garfunkel, John Wayne, and Elvis Presley. Wouldn’t you rather have a nice piece signed that was purposely signed by the person versus the item being manipulated to fit a baseball card?
I’m not sure where the majority stands on this, but I find the ‘Cut Signature’ to be as ridiculous as anything that has been tried by any baseball card producing company – EVER.
What do you think? ‘When I Say ‘Cut Signatures, You Say….