Harry Potter and the Inconsistent Autograph of Brett Lawrie

OK, no need to worry!!

Jo Rowling hasn’t put pen to paper again for an eighth instalment in the adventures of her famous boy wizard. In fact the titular hero doesn’t even appear in the rest of this post… However Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie does!! Several times in fact…

Take a look at these images, all of Brett Lawrie and ALL containing his autograph. I’ve listed them in the order that the products were released, although this might not necessarily be the order that they were signed in…

2011 Bowman Chrome Draft
2012 Gypsy Queen
2012 Tier One
2012 Bowman Platinum
2012 Topps Finest
2012 Topps Chrome
2012 Topps Five Star

I guess you can see where I’m going with this, eh?

I’m a big fan of autographs on Baseball cards. They’re a nice insert to have and usually compliment a product really well!

Now I can appreciate that the life of the modern player is a bit hectic and that there’s not always the time available to put their John Hancock onto several hundred Baseball cards (especially when they’re all being signed as part the same batch) but I can’t remember seeing any player who’s autograph varies as much as Brett Lawrie’s does!!

Don’t Topps have some sort of QA process in place??

There are others out there who seem to have a similar problem in maintaining the quality of their on-card autograph (that’s right Jason Heyward, I’m talking about you), but Brett Lawrie… WOW!!!

I’m a big fan of Brett Lawrie and I firmly believe that he’ll go on to have a great MLB career, particularly with the current Blue Jays line -up post-Marlins trade (shame about the addition of Melky Cabrera though), and he’s been an asset to my Fantasy team for the last two seasons!

But come on Brett m’man!! Lets sort that signature out, OK?? A little bit of consistency (and in some cases readability) would be nice!! 🙂


3 thoughts on “Harry Potter and the Inconsistent Autograph of Brett Lawrie

  1. Looks as though Brett is streamlining the whole autograph process. The original must have been too labour-intensive. 🙂

    That’s why I’m so appreciative of the old-time stars who write legibly.

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