Thomas Jones and Tommie Harris of the Chicago Bears appeared at an autograph session Monday night. The good and bad….in the same newspaper.
The Bears are hot—even north of the Illinois/Wisconsin border. Fans straddling that precarious part of NFL turf got to meet a couple of Bears’ players the week of the NFC championship game and pay for some autographs. Seems like a good time was had by most according to the Lake County News-Sun….
…but columnist Darren Day isn’t keen on what it took to get a couple of non-superstars to come to a store and sign memorabilia. He thinks the increase in sign-for-pay deals–even at stores– and passing those costs along –shakes out the less fortunate.