Collectors–and dealers–in NBA cities track down the best and worst signers.
Yes, there was a time when you could just hang around and wait for Michael Jordan to come out and sign autographs.
Yes, some players resent those who stalk them just to make a buck.
There are plenty of truths to discover for those who join the crowds angling for NBA autographs this time of year. Most are just trying to add to their collection. One of the most dedicated is a 60-something woman with thousands of autographs in her collection.
The San Antonio Express-News goes inside the flock of ‘graphers to find out why they do it–and the top 5 best and worst signers.