tommyjackley from SCN took part in a private signing with Frank Thomas a couple of weeks ago. I need Frank on TONS of items, so I've been getting 3-4 done every time he does a reasonably priced signing.
I got my cards back a couple of days ago. I'm slightly disappointed with three of the cards, and completely unhappy with the fourth.
All four cards were signed in a very thin pen, most likely a Staedtler. Are Sharpies no longer the "default" pen for signing cards? I know some collectors prefer the thin Staedtler look, but I was under the impression that Sharpie was still the standard. I guess I will have to specifically request Sharpie for all future signings, as I definitely prefer a bolder autograph.
As you can see, the 1993 Upper Deck checklist was signed on the back. This is obviously no good. For $75 a card, I expect the card to be signed on the front.
I have contacted Tommy, and told him I either want a replacement signed card or a refund. Tommy has good feedback, so I'm confident he will take care of the situation one way or another. I will post here when this happens.
In the meantime, here are the four cards I received: