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Old 07-14-2018, 02:19 PM
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I don't know what to say about this, so I'll just point out the facts as shown in the ad. The 5x Super Bowl championship football player Tom Brady is doing a private autograph signing. The lowest price for his autograph when purchased via this event is $599 for a trading card. If you want him to sign a flat item 11x14 or smaller, it will cost you $949. NINE HUNDRED and forty-nine dollars. Prices get even higher for other categories of items.

Here's where it gets interesting, and particularly relevant for the purposes of this thread. Pre-determined inscriptions are $299 or $399, depending on which one you want. If you want your own custom inscription, or if you want the item made out to you or someone else, it's $499 for up to 20 characters (that breaks down to $24.95 per letter, if you get the full 20 characters; if I were to order a personalization made out to me, "To Gary," it would be $71.29 per letter, presuming spaces don't count as a character). These prices are IN ADDITION to the autograph.

Tom Brady won't sign items that have already been signed by others, and he won't sign Roman numerals (so, for example, you can get "SB 51 MVP" for $299 extra, but you can't get "SB LI MVP" for any amount of money).

If you can afford these prices, and you want to be there to see him sign your item, you're out of luck. It says quite clearly in the yellow starburst in the lower right corner, in all caps, PUBLIC CANNOT ATTEND.

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I am resurrecting this thread because the majority of it referances Frank Robinson's Autograph Signing at this past years national. Although he did not make it public clearly Mister Robinson was very ill at the time. And yet he made what was most likely a significant effort to be available fans. Frank Robinson was clearly a person to be admired. And I know this example is the smallest drop of water in the Ocean of Accomplishments and high character decisions made throughout his lifetime. Baseball our Country our World was made better by Frank Robinson.

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Old 02-08-2019, 04:29 PM
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my experience with feller was that he simply loved baseball and talking about baseball with people. Why else would he sit in the stands talking pitching with a kid in jr high?
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Old 02-08-2019, 06:45 PM
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I don't know what to say about this, so I'll just point out the facts as shown in the ad. The 5x Super Bowl championship football player Tom Brady is doing a private autograph signing. The lowest price for his autograph when purchased via this event is $599 for a trading card. If you want him to sign a flat item 11x14 or smaller, it will cost you $949. NINE HUNDRED and forty-nine dollars. Prices get even higher for other categories of items.

Here's where it gets interesting, and particularly relevant for the purposes of this thread. Pre-determined inscriptions are $299 or $399, depending on which one you want. If you want your own custom inscription, or if you want the item made out to you or someone else, it's $499 for up to 20 characters (that breaks down to $24.95 per letter, if you get the full 20 characters; if I were to order a personalization made out to me, "To Gary," it would be $71.29 per letter, presuming spaces don't count as a character). These prices are IN ADDITION to the autograph.

Tom Brady won't sign items that have already been signed by others, and he won't sign Roman numerals (so, for example, you can get "SB 51 MVP" for $299 extra, but you can't get "SB LI MVP" for any amount of money).

If you can afford these prices, and you want to be there to see him sign your item, you're out of luck. It says quite clearly in the yellow starburst in the lower right corner, in all caps, PUBLIC CANNOT ATTEND.

Comment as you see fit.

I think anyone who pays those prices is a little crazed but maybe Brady needs the dough .
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My experience with Feller was that he simply loved baseball and talking about baseball with people. Why else would he sit in the stands talking pitching with a kid in Jr High?
Bob Feller was accompanied around the country (not sure for how many years) by a man we nicknamed The Cowboy because of the hat he wore. Supposedly he was Feller's agent. And he was a big seller of forged autographs, walking around at shows peddling bad Maris ss baseballs and other items. At a National Convention, he was eyeing the book of unsigned wire photos on my table. I could see what he was thinking.
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For years I'd heard of the mysterious and enigmatic " The Cowboy " but I never really saw or interacted with or met him in all the years I attended shows and participated in private signings but the one thing I always heard during all those years was never to touch or buy anything associated with " The Cowboy ".
Thanks Richard for bringing up another name for our hobby's past ...the long past ! There are probably more names out there too

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If I recall he was known as Cowboy George Dickstein.
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If I recall he was known as Cowboy George Dickstein.
That might be correct. The hat was a huge Stetson, he was not very discreet.

First time I met him was at a show at a Laguardia Airport hotel. He was walking the room with fake Maris ss baseballs. About 5 or 6 guys in the room came up to my table asking me if they were good. I had already turned them down when offered to me. Cowboy gave me a "why?" when I turned them down. I told him because they are fake. He just shrugged and walked around the room.
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For years I'd heard of the mysterious and enigmatic " The Cowboy " but I never really saw or interacted with or met him in all the years I attended shows and participated in private signings but the one thing I always heard during all those years was never to touch or buy anything associated with " The Cowboy ".
Thanks Richard for bringing up another name for our hobby's past ...the long past ! There are probably more names out there too
You are welcome. The list of hobby miscreants is long and discouraging.
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Bob Feller was accompanied around the country (not sure for how many years) by a man we nicknamed The Cowboy because of the hat he wore. Supposedly he was Feller's agent. And he was a big seller of forged autographs, walking around at shows peddling bad Maris ss baseballs and other items. At a National Convention, he was eyeing the book of unsigned wire photos on my table. I could see what he was thinking.

That must have been later. The game I went to was sometime between 74 and 76. If I find the programs they might tell me which year.
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