Once upon a time, if you were lucky and persistent, a player might toss you a cap, bat or jersey. Now, teams are protecting their game-used items like the gold they’ve turned into.
The prices may be higher and you may bristle at the sight of teams owned by multi-millionaires making money off some of the jerseys, balls and other memorabilia you used to find. But the concept of teams–and big-time colleges–making their own sports memorabilia deals with private companies or selling it outright themselves is apparently here to stay.
Steiner Sports recently showed off it’s treasure trove of Yankees and Mets bats, balls and equipment to the New York Daily News. And yes, they’re even selling dirt from the pitcher’s mound.
Steiner is in the final stages of perhaps it’s biggest deal since the Yankees and Mets–a contract to to sell Notre Dame memorabilia.
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