There are some bad looking autographs out there. After seeing a J’Mon Moore, I decided to put together a list of some of the worst ones out there.

One unfortunate thing though, is that these ridiculously bad autographs seem to be more and more common today. Obviously J’Mon Moore is new, but (bear with my apparent blasphemy here) Saquon Barkley’s is not much better.

Don’t get me wrong, I’d stil like to pull one, but there’s like no effort at all here.

Anyway, here’s the list:

I’m not seeing “Chris” or “Rainey” or anything really.

DF. Like “Dude. For real?”

Back in the day I pulled a Maurice Ager with one that looked like this. Needless to say, regardless of what the card says, this is not “Picture Perfect”.

To his credit, at least he underlined it, or drew a fish or something.

Vernand Morency. Pretty weak.

Initially I didn’t save this picture, because I looked at it and thought: “Well, at least his took a few seconds.” But that’s pretty sad that’s where we are.

Here’s a J’Mon Moore from Panini Origins. J’ is all we get. #lame

Vernand Morency in college. Apparently it devolved when he got to the league.

I actually kind of like this. Maybe it shouldn’t be on this list.

However, the worst autograph in sports goes to….

Maurice Ager! Again! Apparently it can get worse than that attempt at MA up above!

My two year old writes the letter “A” better.

Come on athletes, please put a little more effort into it. On some level, I get it. They probably have to sign a bunch of these, but the best athletes in the world (arguably history) have some nice looking autographs and I guarantee they’re busier. I mean, look at some of the best athletes in the world:

The GOAT. I’m sure everyone knows by now, but note the M is made up by the numbers 2 and 3. Later copied by LeBron.

Tiger Woods, or as my college roommate called him “Tiggly Wiggly”.

I’m not even saying it has to be legible, but please, a little effort guys.

You could argue that Michael Phelps is the greatest athlete (definitely the most dominant) in history. The most decorated Olympian in history — and the Olympics have been around for over 2000 years! I don’t know if we appreciate how crazy that is.

So obviously what this means is that if you want to be one of the best ever, you need to put effort into your signatures.

Maybe this is reaching too far, but maybe the reason that Michael Phelps is Michael Phelps or LeBron is as successful… maybe the quality of their signatures and the little bit of more effort they put into their signatures correlates to the little bit more effort they put into training.

But this list wouldn’t be complete without some of the other signatures outside of sports that are noteworthy.