A thread somewhere else got me to thinking a bit about this. Someone posted up a Mike Trout 1/1 TTT with a plain jersey swatch. While I don't think ANYONE would be upset with any Trout 1/1, it could easily be a prime target for a patch swap.
So, here is my question. There are countless cards out there with plain swatches. Some of us have full gamer jerseys, some have damaged cards with patches, some have player-worn, jerseys and some have jerseys bought off the rack at the store.
With the excitement of the "game-used" portion waning, and the drive for having a patch card becoming more and more for the aesthetics, what are your thoughts about this?
Taking a card such as this: (this was the 1/1 ... I photoshopped out the serial # so it looked more like a base card)
and turn it into this:
(Pause for gasps and yells of blasphemy)
with a tamper-proof sticker on the back of the card like this:
From there, the website would have a lookup code function that could tell you where the patch is from, with proof (if necessary) and a picture of the original card.
I'm not exactly about to build the site and offer this as a service, but this thought literally just came into my brain about 30 minutes ago, and thought it would prompt some good discussion.
So, what are your thoughts? Stupid? Cool? Indifferent?