Wednesday, June 11, 2008
2000 Fleer Autographics Joe Crede
Who is this? White Sox third baseman Joe Crede.
What is this? An autograph card from 2000 Fleer something or other. I can't find it in my price guide.
Where'd I get it? Could be from anywhere, really.
How much did it cost? I have no earthly idea. I might have shoplifted the thing for all I know.
Why is this so special? This is one of those 'mystery' cards where I have no idea where it came from. I've had it forever though. Might have been out of a pack, might have been from a shop, might have been an auction. It's a pretty kick ass card though wherever it came from. Autograph cards from the late 90's and early '00s just seem to have been designed better than a lot of them today. This card is a perfect example. There's a good action shot of Joe, a little color in the background to keep it from getting boring, and a nice large clear space for a signature where the name and logo don't get in the way. Joe's signature, by the way is fantastic. A nice big J and C with flair, and even better every letter is completely legible. You can paste that sig to the bottom of the Declaration of Independence it looks so nice. Joe is having a pretty fantastic year himself, having hit 14 homers already. It looks like prospect Josh Fields pushing for Crede's job has gotten Joe back on track after an injury riddled '07 season.