TRISTAR Productions already had an exclusive autograph deal with Tom Brady. Now, they’ve signed the quarterback who was once his understudy.
Garoppolo went 5-0 and threw for 1,560 yards in five starts with the San Francisco 49ers to end the 2017 season after being traded by the New England Patriots. The Eastern Illinois product recently signed a five-year, $137.5 million contract with the Niners. There was no word on how much he’ll be paid to sign autographs.
“We are excited to work with Jimmy Garoppolo, one of the NFL’s rising star quarterbacks,” said Jeffrey Rosenberg, TRISTAR’s President and CEO. “With our company’s rich history over the past 20-plus years in the Bay Area producing public sports collector shows and our long-term relationships with quarterbacks including Tom Brady and Joe Montana, we are honored that Jimmy has selected our company to distribute his authenticated autographed memorabilia.”
During the May signing, Garoppolo will pen his name on a list of items that will include 49ers helmets, red and white jerseys, footballs, and photos. There were no immediate plans for him to appear at TRISTAR’s future sports card shows.
Items autographed by Garoppolo can be ordered now through online outlets with prices ranging from $129 for a trading card to $399 for a full-size helmet. Mail-in items are being accepted. The company says all memorabilia will include an individually-numbered hologram.
Garoppolo has signed football cards for Topps, Panini and Leaf in the past with secondary market prices now typically in the hundreds of dollars.