Connie Mack or Connie Mack?

The day hasn’t come yet when I can add a Connie Mack game-used or cut signature to my personal collection.  I’m really picky when it comes to cut signatures.  I need them to be signed in ink and centered perfectly.  I want nothing to do with signatures that are half cut off just so it fits the card.  Perhaps the market wouldn’t be flooded with cut signatures if the manufacturers waited for the perfect signatures to come along.

I have a bone to pick with a few cards that have been out for a couple of years.  These cards come from 2007 & 2008 Donruss Americana.  I’m specifically talking about the relics and autos of Connie Mack’s grandson, Connie Mack III.  Imagine being a collector opening a pack of Americana, flipping through the base cards, and when you reach your hit, you see the name “Connie Mack” written on the COA.  For a few seconds you might be jumping for joy, but when you turn the card over its of his grandson.  That has to be a huge let down for a collector.  Instead of pulling a hit of one of the greatest managers in baseball history, you get his grandson who in 2005 was appointed by President George W. Bush as the Chairman of the President’s Advisory Panel for Federal Tax Reform.  I know people like to collect historical figures, but to me this is like pulling a card of Babe Ruth’s brother who works at Kinko’s 🙂

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