We all know the reasons why trading card manufacturers use stickers for autographs. And we all know the many reasons why collectors often don’t like them.
But is this card, out of the new Donruss Threads baseball set, one example of when stickers can have a positive impact? The set hit hobby shops this week — yet Bernie Mac died in August.
So obviously there were stickers in reserve used to produce new cards. That’s better than cutting up old cards for trapped cut autographs, right?
Tell us what you think.
Chris Olds has collected sports cards and memorabilia since 1987. Before coming to Beckett Media, he wrote about the hobby for the Orlando Sentinel on his blog, SportsStuff, and for the San Antonio Express-News and The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News. Do you have a comment, question or idea? Send e-mail to him at firstname.lastname@example.org.