Roger Clemens’ testimony–and that of his former trainer–could go a long way toward determining the future value of his autographs, baseball cards and game used memorabilia.
And…were federal laws broken when gushing members of the House oversight committee and their staffers asked for the Rocket’s autograph last week?
It might be Roger Clemens’ biggest start ever.
The latest Major Leaguer to appear before Congress is facing questions about alleged use of performance-enhancing drugs. Clemens has maintained his innocence–and will have to do so again while former trainer Brian McNamee puts the long-time star in the company of others who received an artificial boost during their playing days.
Clemens had been popular with collectors, especially after arriving in New York and appearing in the World Series. The price of his signature shot into the hundreds. Now, however, those sports memorabilia shops and dealers who carry Clemens autographs are bracing for the worst. Some collectors have already made up their minds according to a story in Newsday.
Another piece in the New York Times asks whether federal laws were broken when the lobbying Clemens visited the offices of House committee members who will hear his testimony and signed autographs.