Well look what combo is back again? Clayton Kershaw and my new favorite go to place for autographs, Topps Five Star.
December brought upon the yearly release of the Five Star brand and within it I had/have at least 10 cards that I want(ed) to acquire with Kershaw being near the top of that heap. I have plenty of Kershaw autographs but man do I love getting more and this is a beautiful copy. I have had my issues with getting Kershaw Five Star autographs to grade high but I think this one might change that. Once this arrived I took a closer look and I come away thinking that it is almost guaranteed to receive a mint grade of 9 with an outside chance of gem mint 9.5. There is one corner that looks like it could be a problem but as along as that comes back a 9 I think the other sub grades get at least a 9.5.
Taking out the grading aspect this is a sweet acquisition. The autograph almost goes from one edge to the other without streaking and has a great pose of the current NL MVP. Five Star never fails to deliver on top quality cards. The only issue comes from the thickness of the cards which causes condition problems from time to time.
Another Kerhsaw autograph for the collection and couldn't be happier.
Four of Fifty
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