A little bit of glare on the picture, sorry, but my new computer will be here later this week. Basically, Panini avoided the logos and airbrushing issues with this Carpenter card by posting a picture of him from behind while he is batting. I love the white space for the signature and actually really like the design of the card. Yes, it's very modern and metal looking, but that's not all bad. We do not get that too much these days with Topps putting out a lot of retro looking cards sets and designs.
This is just Carpenter's second certified autograph and the pricing on the card has generally put it around $20-$25 for the base version, which is the one I picked up, but the colored parallels can run more. I actually really like the silver on the base autograph and think some of the colored versions are a bit much. I had a chance at picking up a purplish/pink variation of this card on Ebay for a little more than $20 last week. The card had a serial number on it, mine does not, but this base autograph version just struck me right.