Grady Sizemore, Matt Kemp and Andrew Bynum now have autograph deals.
Cleveland Indians’ star Grady Sizemore, Dodgers’ outfielder Matt Kemp and NBA big man Andrew Bynum have signed autograph deals with The Upper Deck Company.
Upper Deck Authenticated (UDA), Upper Deck’s signed memorabilia division, already has longstanding exclusive relationships with such popular players as Michael Jordan, Ken Griffey Jr., Albert Pujols, Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James. The three newcomers don’t have nearly the same star power, but Upper Deck is well positioned if the three elevate their status.
“These three athletes represent another coup by Upper Deck in terms of seeking out and securing some of the most collectible athletes in their respective sports,” said Tim Muret, Upper Deck’s vice president of Sports Cards and Memorabilia. “We are very excited about establishing exclusive relationships with each one of these rising stars.”
Sizemore, Cleveland’s starting center fielder,collected 174 hits including 24 home runs last season as he helped the Tribe get to within one win of the 2007 World Series. He also earned his first Rawlings Gold Glove award in 2007 after posting a .995 fielding average. UDA’s contract calls for Sizemore to sign a wide assortment of baseball items ranging in price from $199 to $629.
Prices for Kemp items range from $89 to $479 while Bynum, the Lakers third-year center, will sign Lakers items and photos for prices ranging from $169 to $399.
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