When the elite in the baseball community gather annually in Cooperstown, it's common for the local business to set up autographs with Hall of Famers and other baseball stars of past, present and future.
The biggest of these events that I've come across for this year is being run by Jack Berke Sports, and is being held at the CVS pharmacy in Cooperstown of all places. Autographed photos and balls can be had of Hall of Famers such as Robin Yount ($85), Al Kaline ($75), and Gaylord Perry ($30), just to name a few. Non-Hall of Famers such as Ron Darling, Lee Smith, Dave Stewart and even Ellis Burks will also be signing. Full information on all signers and the corresponding prices can be found here.
But, this blogs all about Rickey, and he's going to be there at well. Rickey will be signing on Monday, July 27th from 12:00pm to 1:15pm, with autographs limited to only the first 250 people in line. Here's the complete breakdown of prices:
Flats up to 8X10 / Balls -- $139
Flats up to 8x10 / Balls w/HOF 2009 -- $139
Flats 11x14 / 16x20 / Bobbleheads -- $169
Posters / Caps / Mini's / Figurines -- $229
Equipment / Ltd Ed Lithos / Orig. Art -- $369
Bats / Jerseys / #'s / Clothing -- $425
Personalization's (except HOF) -- $59
HOF 2009 Inscriptions on any item
but Small Flats / Balls -- $85
Cleats / Shoes -- $599
This is definitely a very detailed breakdown on pricing, but I can understand why it's needed. I'm still holding out hope of getting Rickey's autograph at some point in time during the weekend, and I'll keep everyone updated on how the quest is progressing.