This Benny Montgomery Autograph Card Is “Very Nice”


It turns out Benny Montgomery had a bit of fun with one of his 2021 Bowman Chrome Draft autographs.

In the midst of a discussion on Twitter about his signature and the couple of styles he used in the set, the Rockies prospect revealed that he signed one of his Blue Wave Refractors very differently.

It’s definitely legible, but it’s neither “Benny” nor “Montgomery.” Instead he signed it “Borat,” a nod to the character created by Sacha Baron Cohen.

What’s the connection?

Montgomery’s Tik Tok offers a glimpse.

@bennymont @borat takes on baseballs! Very Nice! #borat #borat2 #fyp #foryou #foryoupage #MotivationMonday #baseball #homerun #basebalboys #kazakhstan #usagi ♬ original sound – Benny Montgomery

He likes Borat, even doing the occasional cosplay at baseball practice and bringing some fun to the field.

As for Montgomery’s regular signatures, there are two styles out there. The vast majority of his 2021 Bowman Chrome Draft autographs are shortened. However, a small number are what Montgomery describes as his “fancy” signature. In the conversation, he posted videos of him signing both ways.

Common Signature
“Fancy” Signature

Montgomery tried to make good on a few more cards that he felt he messed up on, adding inscriptions.

Colorado selected the 19-year-old outfielder with the eighth overall pick in the 2021 draft.


Ryan Cracknell

A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He's also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). Got a question, story idea or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @tradercracks.

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