He’s not likely to see the big leagues for a while but Topps has signed this year’s top MLB draft pick, Mickey Moniak, to an autograph and memorabilia deal. Taken first by the Philadelphia Phillies out of LaCosta Canyon High School in California back in June, Moniak has already appeared on a Topps NOW card.
“As the top overall pick of this year’s MLB Draft, we’re ecstatic to have Mickey headlining our 2016 Bowman Draft release,” said Brand Manager Zvee Geffen. “The Bowman brands are home to the game’s future stars and, as Mickey certainly fits that billing, he epitomizes the best of our brand.”
Moniak’s autographed memorabilia will be sold exclusively through Topps Authentics, which will include baseballs, jerseys, oversized cards and more.
Moniak joins an exclusive Topps autograph roster that includes Carlos Correa, Kenta Maeda, Lucas Giolito and Trevor Story.
You may have seen the story of the jersey collector who filed a lawsuit against the London (Ont.) Knights, the Canadian Hockey League and the Hockey Hall of Fame over a jersey he bought at auction that he says wasn’t real.
Scott Galbraith and his attorney say the jersey was made to look like it had game use but the fight strap hadn’t been used and there were unnatural markings on the jersey to make it look old. The team says it didn’t do anything wrong.
MeiGray’s Barry Meisel, whose company handles game-worn gear for numerous pro sports teams, talked with the London Free Press about the “CSI-like” work that goes into authenticating game jerseys.
It’s been said the selfie is replacing the autograph but we’re not sure that’s true. Getting a signature from your favorite player is still a huge deal.
If you haven’t seen the video of a young Angels fan getting Mike Trout’s autograph last weekend, take 30 seconds and watch it below.