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Every player brings his own magic to the game of basketball. Properly honor your favorite superstar's on-court pizazz with this Mounted Memories® NBA player autographed photo. It comes with an individually numbered, tamper-evident hologram from Mounted Memories® that can be reviewed online to ensure authenticity, eliminating any possibility of duplication or fraud.
How to Buy Sports Memorabilia
Collecting sports memorabilia can be an enjoyable and profitable hobby. Here are a few tips, definitions, and examples to help you understand the world of collecting sports memorabilia.
An item is officially licensed when the professional athletic association such as the NBA®, MLB® NCAA® NFL®, NASCAR®, and NHL® grants a company permission to display team names, logos, and trademarks on their products. Officially licensed items usually have a sticker or tag indicating that a particular professional athletic association officially licenses that item.
Owning a limited edition collectible indicates that only a certain number of a particular item was produced or autographed. You will usually see two numbers displayed on a limited edition collectible, a high number and a lower number.
The certified signature of a professional athlete identifies a piece of collectible sports memorabilia. The signature may appear on a picture, card, jersey, ball, or any other piece of related equipment, but the signature must be certified by a limited number of distributors for that item to be considered memorabilia.
Here are some examples of factors that determine an items' value:
There are two ways to obtain an authentic autograph from an athlete. The first method, which can be difficult and time consuming, is to obtain the autograph in person. The second way is to purchase an autographed item from a well-known, reputable company.
There are a number of companies that sign exclusive contracts with high-profile professional athletes stating that a particular athlete will be paid to sign for that company exclusively. It is very important to find out what company your favorite athlete has a contract with. Knowing this information can help you avoid purchasing forged autographs. Well known, reputable companies usually provide some type of certification so you can be sure the signature is authentic. This is often accomplished through company witnesses or publicly held company sponsored signings events.
Here are some examples of different methods used to authenticate autographs.