The Twins are offering an interesting option for Twinsfest this week for autograph hounds.
The Minnesota Twins Community Fund is pleased to announce that bidding has started on two separate TwinsFest autograph sessions at www.twinsbaseball.com. Fans can bid on the opportunity to win one of 10 exclusive TwinsFest autograph and photo sessions with either “Mauer and Hammer” or the “Hall of Famers.”
What struck me as interesting are the limitations:
I'm not an autograph or collectible guy, really, so I'm wondering from some people who understand this stuff a little bit more, how it works. Why won't Mauer put MVP on any of the autographs? Why not a game-used item? Why won't Carew do HOF stuff? Why WILL Molitor?Quote:
1 autograph from Joe Mauer (no game used items or “MVP” inscriptions – fan to provide item)
1 autograph from Paul Molitor (fan to provide item)
1 autograph from Rod Carew (no bats, jerseys, “Hall of Fame” inscriptions or game-used items – fan to provide item)
I assume they have some contractual commitments that keep them from doing this? Or is it to protect future autograph sessions when they're retired? Anyone know?