Yesterday, a package arrived at my house that I initially thought was a trade package. Instead, when I opened it up, I saw that it was a card I had won on an ebay auction some time ago. I had forgotten all about it, so it was a nice surprise.
It is a 2014 Panini Prizm autograph of Evan Gattis.
#37, Evan Gattis
I am both happy and disappointed with this card. I am happy that I own a Gattis auto, as he is my favorite current catcher, yet this is a terrible card. I can get over the sticker, and Panini not having an MLB license doesn’t bother me. What does bother me is the atrocious signature provided by Gattis.
I remember reading an article a while back that focused on Mike Schmidt being upset about the quality of signatures provided by recent players. At the time, I didn’t understand his problem. However, I now can at least understand his grievance.
I love Gattis and am glad that I have this card, even though it is a horrible signature. But then again, what else do you expect from a Bear?