James Bond Autograph Card

Pulled this autograph card from a new Rittenhouse James Bond 50th Anniversary pack the other day. It’s the third James Bond-type autograph I’ve pulled, though this is the most recognizable actor.

It’s Jeroen Krabbe, who played General Georgi Koskov in The Living Daylights. I never saw the movie (don’t judge), but I remember Krabbe as the bad guy from Harrison Ford’s The Fugitive. He was also in Jumpin’ Jack Flash … but since only five people saw that movie, I don’t expect you to know that. And Deuce Bigelow.

Anyway, what’s interesting about Mr. Krabbe is that if you type his name into a search engine, you’ll find an article saying that he has died in a snowboard incident. I doubt the veracity of the report, considering the date range for the accident is anywhere from April 3, 2012 to May 25, 2012. I also doubt the veracity, since the originating source, Global Associated News, carries this tagline at the bottom of its pages:

about this web site. FAKE… THIS STORY IS 100% FAKE! this is an entertainment website, and this is a totally fake article based on zero truth and is a complete work of fiction for entertainment purposes! this story was dynamically generated using a generic ‘template’ and is not factual. Any reference to specific individuals has been 100% fabricated by web site visitors who have created fake stories by entering a name into a blank ‘non-specific’ template for the purpose of entertainment. For sub-domain info, name removal requests and additional use restrictions: FakeAWish.com
Copyright © 2012 FakeAWish.com All rights reserved.
Questions or Comments about this fake news article?

The big question I have is this: this is entertainment? Why say someone has died? Why Jeroen Krabbe? Is it just so random that people will believe it to be true? After all, if it were someone with more name recognition, the story would easily be falsified. But choose someone whose face is recognizable, but whose name is not? Totally believable.

Does this mean everything you read on the Internet may not be true?!?

Sigh. You just can’t trust in anything anymore.

Except this card. Which is cool. And it makes me feel a little lucky.

And a lot nerdy.


2 thoughts on “James Bond Autograph Card

    • This particular card is part of a set from Rittenhouse Archives. Their website is http://scifihobby.com/

      I really like their cards, though they can sometimes be hard to find. You can order them through their website, however, or from a web dealer.

      Hope this helps!

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