Another day, another affordable Matthew Ryan Kemp John Hancock that was had on the cheap and for far, far less than it would have sold for had I purchased it back when it was released (2012). It was found as a redemption in packs of 2012 Allen & Ginter and would have probably run me $25 or more way back when. But in late May of 2014 -- no longer as a redemption, but instead a real-life auto -- $13.49 shipped was all it cost me to add my latest Mattycakes to the ever-expanding PC.
I absolutely love the portrait-style photograph Topps selected for The Bison, and the black-border for these '12 A&G autographs has a very classy feel to it. Kemp's short signature works really well in the confined spaces that come with the Ginter autograph territory, and though it took a couple of years for these to be fulfilled and redeemed, it was well worth the wait. That is especially true since I was able to purchase the card after it went live.
Happy Birthday Mom!