Signing autographs but not veal cutlets – a great American pastime that is as old as the game itself. Here are some quotes about the hobby from some of the game’s elite.
In response from a TJ Schwartz column on getting some of his first autographs, readers have shared their own stories, which range from Ty Cobb, Mickey Mantle to Danny Ainge and even Ronald McDonald. Feel free to share some of your own.
If conducting a charity event, don’t think you are “too small” to ask professional athletes for signed items that can be used as auction items. Many athletes are only too happy to comply.
PSA/DNA sees hundreds of signed items on a daily basis, so they know what counterfeiters and the unaware are trying to pass into the marketplace. The company has released the Top 5 sports and celebrity signatures who are most likely to end up in the “not good” category.
A dealer is sought out by collector to buy items all of the time. However, few collectors accurately know what similar items are selling for. A little education and research go a long way.
Harmon Killebrew, the legendary Minnesota Twins slugger, defined ‘gentleman’ and provided my mom with a great keepsake.
When players retire, it seems one of the places their replica jerseys turn up at is in thrift stores. You can usually pick these up for under $10 and they make for perfect items to try and get signed.
Adding to an already amazing website that features free information on sports collectibles (facts, images, values and more), PSA has announced a new feature – AutographFacts – that is now live.
The latest high-end product announced from Topps is Five Star Football, which is heavy on various autographed cards and relic/autograph combinations.
The father of modern baseball, Alexander Cartwright, has a distinct signature that is not only hard to replicate but was also used in facsimile fashion.