I've really been collecting a lot of Justin Verlander cards. Got my first 2005 Sweet Spot Signatures Red Stitch Black Ink (140/350) and I am very disappointed in how these cards hold there auto's. When I received this card the signature was really faded. I thought I must have gotten a badly stored card so I did a search for others like it. I found that this is just a defect, as I call it, of the card itself. I guess the signatures on the baseball really don't hold up. I won't be collecting anymore of these.