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Fans, sports enthusiasts and collectors enjoy collecting sports memorabilia that is related to their favorite sport, team or player. Signed memorabilia is among the most popular of all sports collectibles. Autographed memorabilia can be found for baseball, hockey and football and many other sports.
What to include in your memorabilia collection depends on your personal preferences. You can find signed memorabilia from your favorite modern players, such as Sammy Sosa, Michael Jordan and many others. In addition, signed sports memorabilia from deceased athletes, such as Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle remain extremely popular and valuable.
In general, the popularity of the player affects the cost of autographed merchandise. This is especially true for popular deceased athletes, due to the limited availability of signed memorabilia by these players. The price for a signed ball or photograph for very popular players can be very high.
Unfortunately, not all sports memorabilia dealers are honest. There have been cases in the past of fraud, most notably two large FBI busts in the 1990s in Chicago and San Diego of fraudulent signed memorabilia. These are not the only cases of fraud, which is why collectors need to be careful where they purchase signed memorabilia.
Legitimate, honest dealers are working diligently to maintain the integrity of signed memorabilia for fans and the entire sports memorabilia industry. Sports memorabilia dealers use a strict authentication process, certificates of authenticity, maintain databases of their memorabilia and guarantee the authenticity of the merchandise they sell.
If you are building a collection that includes signed memorabilia, it is important to seek our reputable dealers for your purchases. This is the best way to avoid becoming the victim of fraud. Do your research and don’t buy any memorabilia without documentation of the authenticity and a guarantee.
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