A long-time autograph collector and currently the lead authenticator at PSA/DNA, Kevin Keating’s new book ‘Waiting for a Sign‘ got some major exposure last week when he appeared on MLB Network. Keating shared some of his stories and why autographs became such a big part of his life.
The book chronicles not only his first experiences collecting signatures by mail as a kid as well as his adult adventures, which include becoming good friends with many of the Hall of Famers he collected.
You can watch the interview below and order the book here.
A 2003 Upper Deck Ultimate LeBron James rookie autograph card graded BGS 10 is on the auction block this week. Bidding has already gotten intense.
Meanwhile, two Mike Trout cards from the 2009 Bowman Chrome issue sold for over $60,000 combined over the weekend. Both the BGS 10 XFractor and the PSA 10 Bowman Chrome auto changed hands for $31,856. Last month, a Gold Refractor Trout graded BGS 9.5 with a 10 auto grade sold for $160,000.
Green Jacket Auctions netted over $1.2 million from their latest online catalog sale, topped by Francis Ouimet’s 1913 U.S. Open Gold Medal, which sold for $80,736. His trophy from the first Walker Cup event more than a century ago sold for $52,996.
A Tiger Woods tournament-used Scotty Cameron putter soared to $53,146 while the cart he rode in as the vice-captain of the 2016 US Ryder Cup team went for $17,528.
I’m picturing the new owner renting it out to duffers at his local club for $50 a round. You’d have it paid for in less than a year.