I no longer have them, but I owned the run of Cuddyer wood Ginters, all were smooooooooooooth :-)
Ok thank you everyone! After much research, including your help, I think this card is real.
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I was really excited to land a 2011 A&G wood mini 1/1 Manny Ramirez- my first one! I got it in, and I had the same reaction you did. Is this a fake? It's smooth! It looked like somebody scanned a copy of a legit insert card actually made of wood (y'know, like from the 90's?) scanned it, and used as the background for the card stock. Thankfully I didn't overpay and I sold it and made a couple bucks. Good luck with yours.
I have both Clayton Kershaw wood minis from 2009 - see below. They are smooth. The wood minis were simply smooth cardboard with a wood grain look (not feel) up until 2014 when they actually started real wood for the front half of the card from then to present.