Cad Number: VC-SJ
Card Subject: Sonny Jurgensen
Ebay link: Cut autograph
Football Reference Link: FR Link
Player information: This one was obtained in person, I think I was about 14 or 15 and was at a Redskin’s game. Just happened to see him leaving a VIP area and my dad got him to sign for us. Even though he seemed to be in a hurry, he took the time to give a nice autograph. The only problem was that it was on an angle. I gave this one a lot of though before final placement. The problem was, if I was to rotate the card, I would have to lay down a white surface behind it since the index card would end in the cut window. I just hate that blank background on a cut autograph. I feel like it detracts from the autograph. So in the end I chipped off a bit of the S and the bottom of the loop from the J and fit it in the window. The card was slightly yellowed from age, so I thought the contrast between the white of a background card and the index card would detract from the piece. In the end I like the way this one came out. It’s imperfect, like when Sonny originally signed the card on an angle. Also I went with the more modern Redskins logo, since the 60s one (when he played) is so ugly.
What it originally looked like:
The dashes you see are where my cut marks would end up being. The long dash on the side was how I was going to originally cut it but decided against it.
A certified autograph:
1958 Topps #90