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I think it's sleazy
First Take debates if Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton's decision to charge for autographs will hurt his brand.
ingram charged at least that
Then there are players like Chad Johnson (ochocinco) that pay for fan's dinners, flights to games and even tickets to the games. He even flew out a lady that had just lost her husband of 30 years to his wedding in Europe. It may be a little different for a rookie, but I certainly wouldn't pay $125 for an autograph.
That's a DEAL, he charged Auburn $200,000 for his autograph (on his letter of intent). BG
As the face of the franchise, I think Cam could cut folks a break.
Drew Brees would be a better comparison than Ingram.
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No problem with guys making money off their own name. Hell, Tebow was charging north of $200 for his at one point.
More sleazy: grown-ass men waiting in line for several hours for a teenager's autograph -- not for their kids, but for themselves -- or worse yet, to sell it on Ebay
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correct me if i am wrong but ingram charged for autographs but the money went to charity. I think i am right b/c the event was in mobile.
Ingram and Julio both signed with sports memorabilia agencies. The company rents out the player for autograph sessions at a fee and the business that pays the fee sets the price of the autographs. I don't doubt that they have at some time done autograph signings for charity, but our guys are profiting off of their signatures just like Cam and all other athletes are.
This. I really don't see the problem with it. Just don't show up to pay if it's that big of a deal. What's funny is he is charging $50 extra for personalization which I think actually takes value away from the signature if you ever decide to sell it.
This post was edited by Bama Middle 2 years ago
You get out of it what you put into it!
If I could give you all my daily upvotes for this comment I would. I literally laughed out loud.
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