Therefore, with the current collapse still fresh in our minds that has generated many questions and conversations about the state of the Sox. Especially, in my case, many have asked, "so what are the autographs worth now?". I've been asked enough, I thought it was time to comment on that question.
Here's the reality of the current Red Sox autograph situation:
1. The players who won a world series with the Sox in 2004 and/or 2007 will maintain the same price/value. David Ortiz, Tim Wakefield, Jason Varitek, Kevin Youkilis won as members on both teams and most definitely should not drop off. Dustin Pedroia, Jacoby Ellsbury, Jon Lester, Josh Beckett, Daisuke Matsuzaka, JD Drew, Jonathan Papelbon, and Clay Buchholz may drop off slightly, but that is more a function of them being over priced to begin with, than the collapse. They all have individual accomplishments, that may trump them being a part of the famous collapse.
|Jon Lester and David Ortiz autographed world series baseballs.|
|Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez autographed baseballs.|
One tip I have for everyone is that if you want to purchase any current Red Sox player autograph, this is the time to negotiate the price down. Most of the players have been here the 2 seasons in which the team came in 3rd place. Any collector/customer should be able to get at least 30% off current retail prices through Christmas. I know for a fact there is a ton of Red Sox signed memorabilia on the market and the supply out weighs the demand about 2-1 right now. So get your Red Sox deals now and rebuild your collection from this unprecedented collapse.