Want DeShaun Watson’s autograph? It’ll cost you $109.
Clemson’s national championship quarterback and four teammates are slated to sign at a shopping mall in Greenville, South Carolina on March 18. It’s Watson’s first and only scheduled signing in the state. Prices start at $109 with inscriptions costing an extra $40. Helmets and larger items will cost more. Photo ops are $109.
Watson declared for the NFL draft this winter and is expected to be among the top players selected.
Fellow Tigers Ben Boulware, Jordan Leggett, Artavis Scott and Jadar Johnson are also part of the autograph signing. More info is available here.
Organizers of this weekend’s Philly Show say they have been bombarded with autograph ticket requests for Eagles’ quarterback Carson Wentz, who is making his first major card show appearance this Sunday from 2:30-4 PM at the Valley Forge Casino Resort.
Tickets sold out quickly at $99-$129 but Joe Drelich of East Coast Sports Marketing tells us they’ve gotten the OK to sell 40 more. Those will be offered through a drawing at 11 AM Sunday during the show. Winners will be eligible to purchase an autograph ticket. More info is available on the show’s website.
Wentz had been scheduled to appear at the September Philly Show but the Eagles strongly encouraged him to reschedule after he became the Eagles’ starting quarterback as a rookie.
Organizers are anticipating a large crowd on Sunday afternoon, which is usually the opposite of what card shows look like as the weekend winds down.
A California artist has a thing for sports movies and trading cards. Combine them and you’ve got the work of Cuyler Smith.
He paints famous characters from popular sports movies as if they were going into packs.
Major League, The Sandlot, Fletch, Rocky and even Kingpin have gotten Smith’s paintbrush flowing. You can read about his work here and there’s also a link to the Instagram account where he posts images of his work.