The Price of Popularity: Detroit Shops Mull Tigers Autographs

PSA Collectors Club

The good old days weren’t always good for the Detroit Tigers. But at least the trading cards and memorabilia were cheap. Now, it’s a pricey proposition to bring autograph guests to area card shops.

Pudge Rodgriguez and Gary Sheffield make more money signing autographs for two hours than a lot of us do in a year. Yet fans still seem willing to line up in Detroit–even for the non-superstars.

The team’s improbable rise to American League champs last season has turned the Tigers into a hot ticket.


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