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Cam Newton charging little kids at least $125 for autographs

Posted: 7/12/2012 7:53 AM

Cam Newton charging little kids at least $125 for autographs 


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Newton is appearing at an autograph session at which he’ll charge $125 to sign a picture, $150 to sign a football and $175 to sign a jersey, with another $50 on top if you want him to personalize it. Newton will be there for two and a half hours, and he could easily sign his name enough times that he and the organizers of the event could bring in more than $100,000. Not bad for an afternoon of work.but that doesn’t sit well with everyone. Charlotte Observer columnist Scott Fowler takes Newton to task for charging for his signature, saying that it’s a false step for a guy who usually comes across as sincerely grateful for the position he’s in as a sports superstar, and happy to engage with his fans.

 


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Posted: 7/12/2012 8:39 AM

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Personalized autographs are worth less on eBay, LOL. "This ball is signed to Bob. Who's Bob?"
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Posted: 7/12/2012 9:06 AM

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This is hilarious.  It doesn't say the money is going to charity.  I suppose a millioniare could use a few bucks and take it away from kids, although I'm sure Jackoffalltrades will spin this into something positive and defend him.
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Posted: 7/12/2012 12:37 PM

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I read an article this morning on this. Cam is at a signing with Larry Byrd and a couple of other guys. It's put on by a company specializing in such things. I don't think like the idea of Cam doing that in Charlotte. I would like to think his agent did this.
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Posted: 7/12/2012 3:50 PM

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This happens all the time and there is nothing wrong with it.

We have had several events like this in the Malls here in Alabama feturing former Auburn and Alabama Players and this is a common practice.

I used to work in Sports Colectibles and atended several shows that operate this way.

Typically the athlete will agree to sign so many items and then the promoter will sell a certain number of tickets.  The fan will then present the ticket for the autograph.  These things are done through research and market.  They know about how much something will cost and typically how many people will show up for that price.

The price is actually a reflection of the item's resell value.  It is sad to say, but a lot of these items end up on ebay and other sites.  So if an autograph Cam Newton football sells for $299 they know the ball cost $100 and he will charge $150 to sing the ball bringing the cost to $250 for a value of $299.

At the end of the day it is an event that is being promoted.  If they didn't charge you would have lines around the corner and the first guy in line would have a sack of footballs and mini helmets.  It is a lot different than if you ran into him at the grocery store.

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Posted: 7/12/2012 6:20 PM

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I got my Saints cap signed by Drew...Marques...and Moore for free...except for having to bear the heat a littel...it was worth it....I'd NEVER pay for anyones autograph....

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Posted: 7/12/2012 11:37 PM

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bubbamoniz wrote:

I got my Saints cap signed by Drew...Marques...and Moore for free...except for having to bear the heat a littel...it was worth it....I'd NEVER pay for anyones autograph....


I've paid for things like that for charity but that's it. I wouldn't just pay for an autograph so a player or an agent can get paid no matter who the person was.
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Posted: 7/13/2012 9:58 AM

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I think this story is just a segment of society.  I'm not trying to get political, but we have become a society of entitlement.

Why do we expect Newton or anyone else to sign autographs for free?  This is a situation where you say him in the grocery store or in an airport.  This is a signing event were several of other people will pay the money and line up to do so.

The fee keeps the event from becoming a madhouse.  People can attend a practice or other places if they want to try and get a free autograph.

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Posted: 7/13/2012 10:41 AM

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I would agree that Cam isn't obligated to give away autographs.  He can surely sign as many and make as much money as he wants.  If I could get any money for my autograph, I would be in a grocery store parking lot right now.  Just last week I saw a LB from the 80's that played for the Raiders who I had never heard of in Wal Mart with a little table set up.


I would never pay for an autograph or even ask for one.  I saw Kevin Durant just last week.  He was on vacation and I wasn't going to bother him. 

Message boards are about sharing information and opinions.  It was just my opinion that Cam charging kids for autographs for personal gain was a bit unethical.  I would have felt completely different if it was for charity even though I do know he does quite a lot for charity. 

My 1st comment on the thread was also somewhat directed at Jackoffalltrades.  While I'm sure he will completely support what Cam is doing as Cam is a Panther.   If it was Drew Brees doing this however, Jackoffalltrades would have been on the board flaming and baiting once again.  Of course he didn't come, so I suppose that he's back to work or whatever he does when he's not here.  He obviously likes to come over here and bait for fun. 


In fact I think $125 is quite the discount.  I read a while back that he charged Auburn $180g for his signature.

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Posted: 7/13/2012 11:56 AM

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No, I don't really support it but don't have a problem with it either. I'm indeifferent because there are plenty of opportunities to get his and other player autographs at practices, games, fan fest, etc.

"I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use. "

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Posted: 7/13/2012 12:52 PM

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Intellectual property is up to the decision of the owner.

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I Make Sure It's Ken Lucas.....

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Posted: 7/13/2012 1:50 PM

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First Take debates if Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton's decision to charge for autographs will hurt his brand.

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Posted: 7/13/2012 2:07 PM

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tigerterrace wrote: This happens all the time and there is nothing wrong with it.

We have had several events like this in the Malls here in Alabama feturing former Auburn and Alabama Players and this is a common practice.

I used to work in Sports Colectibles and atended several shows that operate this way.

Typically the athlete will agree to sign so many items and then the promoter will sell a certain number of tickets.  The fan will then present the ticket for the autograph.  These things are done through research and market.  They know about how much something will cost and typically how many people will show up for that price.

The price is actually a reflection of the item's resell value.  It is sad to say, but a lot of these items end up on ebay and other sites.  So if an autograph Cam Newton football sells for $299 they know the ball cost $100 and he will charge $150 to sing the ball bringing the cost to $250 for a value of $299.

At the end of the day it is an event that is being promoted.  If they didn't charge you would have lines around the corner and the first guy in line would have a sack of footballs and mini helmets.  It is a lot different than if you ran into him at the grocery store.

As the old saying goes,Auburn fans always make excuses for NFL players who once played for Auburn.biggrin
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Posted: 7/13/2012 2:20 PM

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Classless MOFO got some Pete Rose in him ...........noidea


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Posted: 7/13/2012 2:32 PM

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It's a viking conspiracy to damage Cam's status as a real NFL QB, something the queens don't have.
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Posted: 7/13/2012 2:35 PM

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LSUFAN44 wrote:
tigerterrace wrote: This happens all the time and there is nothing wrong with it.

We have had several events like this in the Malls here in Alabama feturing former Auburn and Alabama Players and this is a common practice.

I used to work in Sports Colectibles and atended several shows that operate this way.

Typically the athlete will agree to sign so many items and then the promoter will sell a certain number of tickets.  The fan will then present the ticket for the autograph.  These things are done through research and market.  They know about how much something will cost and typically how many people will show up for that price.

The price is actually a reflection of the item's resell value.  It is sad to say, but a lot of these items end up on ebay and other sites.  So if an autograph Cam Newton football sells for $299 they know the ball cost $100 and he will charge $150 to sing the ball bringing the cost to $250 for a value of $299.

At the end of the day it is an event that is being promoted.  If they didn't charge you would have lines around the corner and the first guy in line would have a sack of footballs and mini helmets.  It is a lot different than if you ran into him at the grocery store.

As the old saying goes,Auburn fans always make excuses for NFL players who once played for Auburn.biggrin
It has nothing to do with him going to Auburn. 

There are a ton of Sports Coventions that do the same thing all over the country.  The truth is that the majority of the people that will be in line will be adults and not kids as the article says.  I attended several card shows back in the 80s and early 90s that often had people make appearances.  It wasn't uncommon to pay for an autograph ticket.

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Posted: 7/13/2012 2:36 PM

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bigbirdy wrote: Classless MOFO got some Pete Rose in him ...........noidea

Yes indeed ! And we all know how that end up,huh ? biggrin
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Posted: 7/13/2012 4:25 PM

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As one of the greatest ever?

Sounds about right.

"I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use. "

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Posted: 7/14/2012 6:45 AM

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Hang on to all your signed memorabilia...pass it on to children or grandchildren...do you know how much a baseball card went for last week...a measly 100 grand...just think how much Hall of Famer Drew Brees signed memorabilia will be worth in the future...I watch Pawn Stars and Auction Kings....I oughta know....lol...

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Posted: 7/14/2012 9:50 AM

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If you meet them at the training camp or mini camp you get autographs for free or in the streets of course, whenever they get a chance to give you an autograph. It's just those events when they show up somewhere for autographs that you have to pay for those.


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