I’m not a collector but I like what I’ve seen from Davis in his first week and a half with the Mets. He certainly looks like he’s got the goods to stick around for a long time. If he does, the memorabilia should only increase in value.
Rovell talked to the founder and chairman of Steiner Sports Brandon Steiner:
Steiner says he never tells fans to buy autographs for the investment, but can’t help but mention that he sold Mariano Rivera’s autograph for $25 ten years ago. Signed Rivera balls now go for ten times that amount. In 1996, fans who paid for Derek Jeter’s first autograph signing paid $20.
“It’s one of the biggest pre-order responses we’ve had,” Steiner said. “It’s good for the industry.”
Maybe it’s time I get into the memorabilia game.
2 thoughts on “Mets’ Ike Davis A Hit With Collectors”
People love those homegrown stars. Especially when they get called up and start raking right away. 9 wins in 10 games is not bad either, he helped that too. Let's see if he can sustain any of this though. I think he can.
I agree. The Braves have done a great job in recent years of bringing uphome grown talent. Much more so than the Mets. They've even taken it a stepfurther and done a great job of bringing up local guys from Georgia to theBraves. I'd love to see the Mets get to that level at some point too.