10 Most Expensive Autograph Signers at the 2019 National Sports Collectors Convention


If you run through the list of autograph signers at the 2019 National Sports Collectors Convention, most of them are relatively affordable. The majority are in the $50 range or less, which gives you a signature and a brief meeting with a sports hero you spent a lot of time watching or grew up admiring. Most of the athletes and celebrities in attendance also have photo-ops for roughly the same price as a basic signature.

However, some of the autographs can get expensive, running hundreds of dollars. And those prices can jump significantly when you add things like specialized inscriptions or get premium pieces of game-used material or original artwork signed.

Here’s a countdown of the ten most expensive autographs at the 2019 National Sports Collectors Convention Autograph Pavilion, which is organized by TRISTAR.

Rankings are based strictly on base rates for regular items, although a range for premium items as well as photo-op prices has been included.

1. Mariano Rivera

Autographs – $499-$699
Photo Op – $249

2. Emmitt Smith

Autographs – $235-$285
Photo Op – $235

3. Joe Montana

Autographs – $199-$599
Photo Op – $199

4. Greg Maddux

Autographs – $199-$379
Photo Op – n/a

5. Roger Clemens

Autographs – $199-$299
Photo Op – $199

6. Chipper Jones

Autographs – $179-$229
Photo Op – $179

7. Jerry Rice

Autographs – $179-$199
Photo Op – $179

8. Ray Lewis

Autographs – $155-$195
Photo Op – $155

9. Jim Thome

Autographs – $149-$229
Photo Op – $149

10. Allen Iverson

Autographs – $149-$179
Photo Op – $149


Ryan Cracknell

A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He's also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). Got a question, story idea or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @tradercracks.

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