2009 National Autograph Prices Now Available

TRISTAR has released the pricing list for the athletes that are scheduled to sign at this year’s National.  In a post I made a few days ago, I said that Lynn Swann is going to make a rare signing appearence which doesn’t happen that often.  Thats why it doesn’t surprise me that he is the most expensive personal to meet and obtain an autograph.  If I stayed another day and wanted him to sign my football, it would cost me $229.00.  If I wanted to get my picture with him over in the TRISTAR booth it would cost an additional $199.00.  I highly doubt that he would let me come around the table to take a quick photo based in the info given.  A lot of the other guys let me do that when I was there two years ago.  Looking at the details for Swann, you almost need a damn Ph. D to understand what he will and will not sign.  

Flats Up to and Including 11×14, Goal Line Art Cards:

Will not sign trading cards or unlicensed photos.  Lynn reserves the right to reject any item.

Full Size Helmet, Jersey:

Will not sign unsigned or single signed jerseys or jersey numbers and will only sign jerseys with 2 or more signatures already on the jersey.


One accomplishment per inscription up to 5 words


Last year, Lynn Swann ran for governor of Pennsylvania and lost.  Perhaps he needs to pay back everyone that tried to get him elected.  Maybe he’d give me a discount if I told him I voted for him 🙂  

On a positive note, Y.A. Tittle only costs $45.00 and will sign anything.  The VIP package looks to have a lot of good guys to get autographs of too.  I’m interested to see what other promotional stuff will be included with the package as well.

March 13-15 Philly Show Autograph Updates

Last night I saw that the Philadelphia Sports Card & Memorabilia Show, which is owned by Hunt Auction, Inc, updated their website giving more details on the autograph guests that are planned to appear at next month’s show.

Saturday March 14, 2009:

  • Willie Mays
  • Frank Robinson
  • Willie McCovey
  • Larry Christenson – All proceeds go to charity
  • Marty Bystrom – 1 FREE autograph with each paid admission

Sunday March 15, 2009:

  • Jim Rice
  • Jennie Finch
  • Robin Roberts
  • Dickie Noles – 1 FREE autograph with each paid admission

I plan to be attending on Saturday and will try to get autographs of Marty Bystrom and Larry Christenson.  Both are from the 1980 World Series Phillies.  I would love to get Willie Mays, Frank Robinson, or Willie McCovey to sign my bat, but they are charging a lot for an autograph.  If I wanted Willie Mays to sign my bat it would cost $450.00, and they say NO PHOTOGRAPHY with Mays.  McCovey would cost $159.00 and Robinson $199.00.  I know these Hall of Famers didn’t get paid millions, but I think those ticket prices are a little expensive.  I’m guessing that the line for Willie Mays won’t be that long.  I can see those prices working at The National, but not Valley Forge, PA.  It will be interesting to see what happens.  

For more information on the guests and prices, please click here.