I did see this postmark though and thought it looked familiar.
In my head I was thinking Kershaw, but I know he only sends back in February. I also know he's not in Texas right now. He's in Phoenix, AZ at Camelback Ranch for Spring Training. So I knew it wasn't going to be Kershaw.
When I opened the envelope though the first thing I saw was this.
I did some checking around and a few other people got Kershaw back yesterday as well. So did these get stuck somewhere for the last month and just recently made it to the post office? I guess that's possible. Could Kershaw have gone back to Texas for a day or two during spring training and found a few more requests that he forgot to sign earlier? Maybe. I should be really happy, but I can't help but question whether or not it's real.
I'm not naive to think that when I send a ttm request out that someone other than the player signs my card. I didn't see it being signed, so I have no idea who actually signed it.
Am I being paranoid?
I got another Kershaw back in February, like most everyone else. Take a look.
I'm not an autograph expert, but even I can tell that there are a lot of differences between these two signatures. Now, again I'm not saying that someone can't have some discrepancies in their signature from time to time, but it does make me question a little bit.
What do you think? Real or Fake?