And now for something new for the fan who can’t get to the ballpark, or afford to, and wants his own personal piece of memorabilia.
It comes, of course, via the Internet. Like in this social media world, it could come from anywhere else. They’re calling it the “next generation” of autographs, and with good reason.
Egraphs is a new company that sells selected players’ personalized autographs, including a brief audio message, from its website. For $50 a player will respond to a request, emailing a personalized picture to an individual. It can be shared on the Web.
Clayton Kershaw and Don Mattingly were added to an Egraphs’ lineup this week that already has over 100 players; also added were Angels Torii Hunter, C.J. Wilson and Mark Trumbo.