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 players that are expensive, but shouldn’t be. By “shouldn’t be” I mean the collector market currently is not there for that players autograph to be that expensive.
5.) Yasiel Puig – I get it, he had a few tremendous months one year and everyone in LA fell in love with him. But looking at his stats and what he has accomplished, his autograph should be less than $150. I remember signed jerseys were selling for $700 last year!
4.) Miguel Cabrera – Yes he is a Triple Crown winner, but commanding $200-$300 per autograph is a bit high for me. I would like to see him in the $100-$150 range.
3.) Mike Trout – It seems every time I go to the refrigerator his price is going up. Yes, he is in very HIGH demand. Fans love him, he has accomplished so much is such a young career. I remember when his signed baseballs were $50! $150-$200 is a good range for him. Right now you are seeing baseballs with inscriptions as much as $500. For the average fan, that may be just a bit too much.
2.) Ichiro Suzuki – I have never understood the fascination with him. He has one of the sloppiest autographs and baseballs routinely are $300, jerseys $500 +. Yes, he is a future Hall of Famer, but has always been a tough sell. Same as with Cabrera, $100-$150 autograph would be ideal.
1.) Albert Pujols – Ever since he left St Louis he has been one tough autograph to sell. Numbers are down, hasn’t won any World Series titles since. Bats and jerseys routinely are $500 +. A players autograph almost never “comes down” due to a player reducing their rates. Unfortunately, I see many collectors and dealers having to sit on his items until he wins another World Series or becomes a Hall of Famer. Just isn’t much of a market right now.
Powers Autographs was started by Matt Powers as a way for sports autograph and celebrity memorabilia enthusiasts and collectors to have a high-quality product available at affordable pricing. Having been in the business since 2004, he noticed there wasn’t a website available that included not only signed sports memorabilia and celebrity autographs, but also high quality custom framing and autograph display cases for everything from autographed baseballs to signed guitars, and more.