A few days back I was thumbing though my sports collectors monthly reading articles, looking at what has come out, etc when I noticed the back page full of autograph guests. There were prices for flats, balls, jerseys, bats. Some of theless greedy guys just do a one size fits all price. I think it's great that these guys are doing this, they have a lot of fans and some of them probably need the money. Sad but true. The only autograph ball I have is a Pete Rose. The Ball is special to me for reasons other than it was signed by Rose. I don't care if he is an auto whore, a man has to make money.
One of the prices I was suprised to see was an additional fee for "inscriptions". Art Shell is free for an inscription whereas Warren Moon is $25 and Jerry Rice is $79. Then I saw this auction where the number is counted as an "inscription". Oooohhh, not so sure about that pal. That begged the question, are scammers going to use cards with legitimate autos and add fake inscriptions?
Inscriptions are all the rage these days. 57 points, 18 rebounds. 2.44 GPA. You know...things like that. What keeps Burgeylicious from doing something like that?
One note on the Pete Rose auto whore. Trust me, Jordan, LeBron, those guys aren't any better. They do the same thing, its just not at a table in Vegas, or was it?