Sunday, November 8, 2009

1993 Stadium Club Ryan Klesko Question???

Can someone who was collecting in the early nineties tell me something about this card. When this bad boy came out I was spending all my money on $1 pitchers at my favorite bar in Muncie, Indiana. All I know about it is that it is a Ryan Klesko Team Braves Stadium Club card from 1993. I am not sure if the auto is authentic. I also do not know if it was issued this way, or if someone got Ryan to sign it for them. Does anyone out there know if this is a real Ryan Kleako auto? Was this on the card fresh out of the pack, or did a previous owner have Ryan sign it? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance. By the way this is on the trade block! I may even give it to you for a pitcher of dollar beer. Man I loved Wednesday night drink specials at Ball State!

The Card Addict


  1. Back in the early '90s a company called Treat sold autographed cards of hot prospects in a blister pack at Wal-Mart and some other retail stores for $10 a pop. Klesko was one of the subjects and the Team Stadium Club card that you have there was the card he signed for Treat. There is no indication on the card itself, but Treat included a certificate of authenticity in every package. It's possible that this was an in person or TTM auto, but it looks a lot like one of the Treat cards. Here's my copy for comparison.

  2. dayf nailed it as usual. as for authenticity, I couldn't say for sure. The "Ryan" is radically different than the autographed baseball i have from him.
    But this card is from pretty early in his career. Sigs change all the time. I don't think the demand for couterfeit Klesko signed cards is all that high. ;)

  3. Thanks for the info guys. Sounds to me like it could be the real deal. Thanks for the help. Now I just need to find a Klesko collector who cannot live without it.

  4. The back of mine has a sticker that says Certified Autograph 3890