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Autograph Inscriptions or No Inscriptions? – That is the Question

Every time I do an autograph signing I usually offer the chance for customers to have the athlete write a special inscription on their item.  What are inscriptions?  Inscriptions are stats or personalizations that the athlete writes next to their signature

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Now that Beckett Does 3rd Party Autograph Authentication – Who is the Best?

Recently, Beckett Media, launched a new branch of their business, autograph authentication, by hiring one of PSA/DNA’s former star authenticators Steve Grad.  Now that Beckett Media is the 3rd major player in the autograph authentication business along with PSA/DNA and

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Top 5 Current MLB Players Autographs Going up in Value in 2017

Kris Bryant Signed Cubs Jersey

2016 was a great year for baseball autographs.  Saw the rise of Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo, plus the massive sales of the Cubs World Series win and David Ortiz due to his retirement.  2017 sets up to be a

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Tim Tebow – A Good Investment for Baseball Autographs?

Tim Tebow is one of my favorite athletes of all time.  A winner, great teammate, and an excellent memorabilia seller.  Recently, Tim joined the New York Mets minor league organization to try and make it in baseball.  Of course, fans

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Pricing is Important – But it isn’t Everything

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Pricing is one of the hottest topics among sports collectors.  I agree, pricing is very important when it comes to collecting autographs and everyone has different budgets, but it isn’t everything.  Yes, when comparing apples to apples on a product

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Top 10 2016 Sports Autographs Holiday Gift Ideas

LeBron James Signed Cavs Jersey

Like we say every year, it’s almost that time, the Holidays.  Every time it seems like some of us agonize over what to get that sports autograph collector in our family.  Let me help you out.  Here are my Top

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Are you a Gambling Man? Time to bet on the Chicago Cubs…Autographs that is

Kris Bryant Signed Cubs Jersey

The Cubs haven’t won a World Series since 1908.  They ended the 2016 season with the best record in baseball.  Of course, that doesn’t mean they will win the World Series.  But let’s be a gambling man and say they

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Just Getting Started Collecting Autographs? – 5 Tips to Help

So you finally made the decision to start an autograph collection.  Great!  Now what?  How do you get started?  What do you collect?  Here are 5 tips to help. 1.) Start with a small budget and stick to it.  No

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Better to Win NBA Title for Memorabilia Companies – Cavs or Warriors?

Every so often I get asked, who do you want to win game “X?”  My answer is generally always the same, which ever team is best for business.  I grew up a Warriors fan living in the Bay Area, so

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Top 5 Baseball Autographs That Are Expensive – But Shouldn’t Be

We all get frustrated by the increase pricing of autographs.  That ONE autograph we need is now out of our budget!  Since baseball season is almost upon is it got me thinking.  What are the 5 baseball autographs of current

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