The New York Giants may not be playoff caliber but if the demand for Odell Beckham autographs is any indication, they do at least have a major star in the making. Beckham’s amazing catch Sunday night against the Dallas Cowboys will be one you’ll see a few hundred times—at least—over the next dozen years or so.
Signed photos of Beckham’s catch were already available on the Steiner Sports website less than 24 hours later. 8×10 versions were $69.99 with 16×20 copies at $99.99. In a case of amazingly good timing, Steiner had already scheduled an autograph session with the popular 22-year-old receiver for Monday night on Long Island. He was to appear with Victor Cruz and former Giant George Marti.
“We got lucky,” Kelvin Joseph, chief operating officer of Steiner Sports, told Bloomberg.
Beckham autograph tickets for the in person signing sold out early.
Beckham, a passionate lover of football who was the Giants first round pick out of LSU, appears to be getting better each week but his stunning, one-handed grab against Dallas became the stuff of legend.
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“That may be the greatest catch I’ve ever seen in my life,” stated NBC analyst Cris Collinsworth.
And it was not an exaggeration. Beckham snared the ball near the front corner of the end zone by getting his fingertips on it as he reached back over his head, tucked the ball in and landed safely on the turf in the end zone.
Beckham’s catch has already inspired several creative memes online.
Beckham’s autograph may look like a lazy scribble at first, but he’s actually turned it into a creative signature, incorporating his initials to form a ‘13’, his jersey number.
Fans haven’t been the only ones asking for Beckham autographs, either. After a game against San Francisco, 49ers’ quarterback Colin Kaepernick met Beckham at midfield after the game and after complimenting him on his bright future, requested a signed jersey.
Steiner already has a page devoted to the LSU rookie, with signed helmets and footballs available at various price levels.
Beckham rookie cards have been a hot seller on eBay, with over 40 autographed copies selling in the first 14 hours after the play and others attracting strong bids. The 2014 Panini Flawless issues, all numbered to 25 or less have been selling for $200 and up in recent days, with prices depending on the print run.
Beckham is actually Beckham Jr. His father was a running back at LSU from 1989-92.