Greed of some Sports players....

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  1. todd s

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    I received a postcard from Steiner Sports. They have exclusive signings with some sports stars. And I have to admit what they charge is outrageous. They wanted $175 to $250 for 8x10 signed photos of current baseball & football players. Now, don't get me wrong it's America and the company and players can do what they want. But, these players make millions of dollars. The least they can do is make the dealers sell for less.
    I recently did my new son's room in Nascar. And I wrote to 30 of the top drivers. Within a few months I received 8x10 signed photos(sent by them) for free. The only thing I had to send was a SASE. And when I had the occasion of meeting a couple of drivers they were very nice and even took the time to talk to the fans.
    I have no problem with some older players who didn't make that much back when they played charging, but for today's players it is ridiculous.
    Mark McGuire once complained about all of the forgeries out there. Well the best way to stop that is to sign more. Take a couple of hours a week and sign some photos. Then have an assistant mail them out. That will stop a majority of the forgeries.

    (end rant)
     
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    Jason,

    I have no problem with them charging for an autograph. But, at least for a reasonable price. Some players won't sign even if you meet them in public because of a contract with a company.
     
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    I remember going to a round of the british touring car races at Oulton Park (near Chester, UK). It was a double header race and before one of the races (the 1st one I think) they lined all the cars up on the grids and all the drivers were standing by or sitting on the cars. They then opened the gates and everyone (for no extra fee) could go onto the track and meet the drivers. All the teams were giving away posters which the drivers would sign.

    I'm not too sure if they still do this, but I though it was fantastic and you would never get that much openness in formula one.
     
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    Bruce, then wouldn't it be a lot easier to just flood the market with autographed pictures?

    Glenn
     
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    That's being awful free with someone else's time in order make the time spent less valuable.

     
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