This was another one of those weird eBay auctions. Somebody was selling about 60 different cards from the Ultraverse Masterpieces set, and they were all signed by the artist (Dave Dorman).
They were broken into groups of 10, selling for a few bucks each. I put in bids on a couple, and that’s how I ended up with these.
Some dude probably brought the guy a huge stack of cards to sign at a convention. I’ve never met him but he must be pretty nice to sit there and sign them all. I get stuff signed every now and then at conventions but I couldn’t imagine bringing more than a few items.
Anyway, too bad he had to put in that kind of effort just for these cards to wind up on an auction site (nothing wrong with the seller doing that, it’s certainly his right). But if Mr. Dorman ever reads this, he can rest assured that they have found a nice home in a climate-controlled room in a rather humid part of Florida, and they won’t be sold again.