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  •  It depends... (2+ / 0-)
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    Bob Johnson, lostboyjim

    sports franchises do in fact often make signed memorabilia available to charity for auctions and raffles. The set-up you describe is easy to discover, if the quoted value seems low it is likely from an auction mill as you describe.  If it is from a team it will usually be the value of the item alone, so a signed football would be $50 because that is how much a football costs, they don't try to value the autographs.

    •  Yeah, true. (0+ / 0-)

      But when you see items like an autographed Urlacher jersey inside a frame with a glass cover, that's usually an item that comes from an auction mill. I would say that the same thing applies to any item autographed by Walter Payton. (In this instance, a framed photograph of the late Bear great autographed by him.) After all, Walter passed away in 1999.

      Suggested liberal gun lovers' motto: "More liberal than the NRA on everything except guns."

      by Bob Johnson on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 09:35:30 AM PDT

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