On Friday I wrote about the bleeding Leaf cards and while doing research for the post I came across this 2013 Leaf Sports Heroes Tommy The Hitman Hearns printing plate with a sticker auto that does not contain his entire signature. I looked in to his other Leaf autograph cards and half of the currently listed cards are as bad and those that aren’t as bad still have part of his signature missing.
I consider this a damaged product because the signature is not complete. It effects the appearance of the card and we already lost most on-card autographs should we be forced to accept sticker autographs with part of the signature missing?
I read a couple of blogs that cover Japanese cards and I have noticed that many of the sets that include autographs are signed on oversized stickers to accommodate Kanji characters. I would rather have a complete signature on a larger sticker than a cut off autograph on a small sticker, well I would rather have an on-card autograph but that is a given.