A San Francisco sports memorabilia dealer that landed an autograph deal with 2010 rookie sensation Buster Posey is putting the young catcher back to work.
On Wednesday, March 17, Posey will take a break from spring training in Scottsdale, Ariz., to sign a limited number of Major League Baseball-authenticated World Series jerseys. Each has the official mlb.com authentication hologram and the hard-to-find World Series inscription.
The jerseys are limited, but they aren't cheap either. $599 is the online price.
“These jerseys are just like the ones the Giants used in the World Series, with the official patch and everything,” promised Steven Lipary, owner of LC Galleries, which has the exclusive deal with the budding superstar and will be the exclusive outlet.
“A designated MLB Authenticator will be there to put the official hologram on all the merchandise, and you can enter that number on mlb.com to confirm where and when it was signed.”
This will be the third private signing that LC Galleries has done with Posey since the Giants won the World Series.
By Wednesday, Lipary expects only 40 of the exclusive jerseys will be signed to date. The maximum number that will ever be released is 112. LC Galleries will be offering a choice of the home cream color, Friday night orange, alternate black or away-game grey.
“Authenticity is everything,” Lipary said. “It’s the most important part of this entire industry.”
In addition to the limited-edition jerseys, Posey will be signing baseballs, bats and photos for LC. All will come with certificates of authenticity. World Series baseballs are $299.
Lipary is a die-hard Giants fan, and his company has also landed a contract to be the exclusive dealer of the upcoming Giants World Series winning moment painting commissioned from Opie Otterstad by Major League Baseball.
The company maintains a brick-and-mortar store located in the Westfield Centre at 865 Market Street at Fifth Street # 430 in San Francisco, and the Lipary Collectibles Gallery located at 625 Main Street in Martinez.
The Buster Posey autographed items are being offered on the company's website.