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Old 05-25-2019, 06:51 PM
gamebird gamebird is offline
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Default Pete Alonso

Is it to early to grab a Pete Alonso signed ball while they are cheap. I know its early, but he seems like he may be the real deal. I had read somewhere (don't remember where).he signed a deal with Fantics for autographed memorabilia...does this make it so he doesn't do signing shows?
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Old 05-25-2019, 10:03 PM
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No it just makes it so that if he does shows they will be more expensive. If you believe a prospect is the real deal then buy early. I did the same with Trout years ago. Thankfully I was right, and you may be too!
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Old 05-26-2019, 05:39 PM
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The Mets are selling Pete Alonso autographed baseballs in their Amazin' Memorabilia store at Citi Field for $150.

In addition to the MLB authentication hologram, the balls also have a Fanatics hologram. That surprised me, because even though he did sign with Fanatics, I'd presume any signed material with a MLB hologram would have been done under MLB supervision and direction, without Fanatics involvement - so no Fanatics hologram would be needed.

Is it possible that the presence of a Fanatics hologram on an MLB-authenticated item would be a contractual requirement?
What's THAT guy doing?
- comment by one of the YES Network broadcasters as the camera caught me making a thumbs-down expression in response to Todd Frazier's three-run home run, Citi Field, September 11, 2017
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Old 05-26-2019, 10:19 PM
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any company that conducts a signing with an MLB player typically also adds their hologram. It just confirms that the item was double witnessed and gives it a chain of custody and extra layer of verification.
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