As you all know I love cut autographs and with the bevy of different Leaf, Upper Deck and TRIStar releases out there that cater to the cut autograph only there are a lot of them available on eBay. What I find to be the most interesting is the price disparity between the different sports. Football may be king of the ratings, but baseball rules the hobby world.
Nowhere is this more evident than in the cut autograph arena. While pricing out autographs, the trend I saw was:
- Baseball – HOF and popular players dominate a very pricey sport.
- Hockey – Orr, Howe, Gretzky, and Lemieux command more than their football and basketball counterparts.
- Football – Because of it’s team sport designation, older players simply don’t command the same price point as baseball and hockey.
- Basketball – Forget about value. Hall of Famer’s cut autographs can be had as low as $10.
For an example, let’s take college basketball legends and NBA Hall of Fame members Magic Johnson and Jerry West:
Now let’s go to football, Here is a Joe Namath card, probably one of the most iconic quarterbacks ever to play football and also a Hall of Fame member:
So you can see my point, baseball is king, and hockey is two with football and basketball lagging behind.
Have you spotted any deals on eBay that are along the lines of this?