June 19, 2012

Which Card Should I Bring To The Cecil Cooper Signing?

I discovered that this Saturday Brewers [and Red Sox] great Cecil Cooper will be having an autograph session at a card show in Marshfield, WI.  It is being held at something called the Oak Avenue Community Center and here's a little more information about the signing which will be from 2pm-5pm and costs $10.

Marshfield is a couple hours from where I'm staying but I don't have anything going on on Saturday so I'm planing to get a card signed but the question is which Cooper card should I have signed???  We can eliminate several cards right away, meaning his cards that are already signed.  

We can also eliminate any card with with Cecil as a Red Sox because for me he will always be a Brewer.  We can also get rid of cards that are too busy and a signature just won't work.

Plus, I can't really get my new favorite Cooper card autographed...I've never really heard of too many relic cards that are then signed in person.  I pulled this out of a retail pack of Topps Archives the other day.

2012 Topps Archives #56R-CC Cecil Cooper Bat Relic

So this leaves us with a couple of good options.  Here are the top four contenders to get signed.  

We'll start with the what I think is the nicest looking photography wise and the card design has a lot of great space for an autograph.  

2007 Upper Deck #48 Cecil Cooper #492/575
I really enjoy this card because you get to see the entire jersey including those great blue stirrups over yellow socks and the green grass and jersey would let the signature be really visible.

1978 Topps #154 Cecil Cooper

I think a nice signature directly under the "Milwaukee" on his jersey but this Fleer design as never been one of my favorites. 

1981 Fleer #639 Cecil Cooper

The home jersey and the photograph placement gives a great spot to put the signature that should be very readable.
1985 Fleer #580 Cecil Cooper
So which should I choose?

2007 Upper Deck Sweet Spot?
1978 Topps?
1981 Fleer?
1985 Fleer?
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