The rarity of autographed sports memorabilia can be traced to Michael Jordan, the first superstar to grant autographs only to those who could answer his riddles. Touch something an athlete also touched with today's Groupon: for $299, you get an autographed Alex Rodriguez Yankees jersey, shipping included to the contiguous 48 U.S. states, from Powers Collectibles (a $598.95 value). This Groupon expires in two months.
The crew at Powers Collectibles curates a selection of nostalgia-packed memorabilia for sports fanatics and their gift-buying broods. Celebrate the statistical clout of one of Major League Baseball's most productive bats with a jersey autographed by Alex "A-Rod" Rodriguez and emblazoned with his signature number 13. The grey, pinstriped jersey comes with Alex Rodriguez's authenticity hologram to assure that the signature is real and that the 13-time all-star's third-base play and agility was only possible after inventing LASIK eye surgery. The game shirt provides a permanent keepsake of the youngest player to hit 600 home runs and one of sports’ most storied franchises. Unlike mail-order uncles, today's deal includes shipping to any home, place of business, or unregulated submarine hatch within the continental United States.
Powers Collectibles beefs up memorabilia collections with authenticated, high-quality merchandise autographed by some of the world's biggest celebrities and sports stars. Owner and industry veteran Matt Powers launched the web-based company with two goals in mind: to conveniently provide authentic mementos via the Internet, and to offer quality custom-framing options alongside collectibles. Today, Powers Collectibles stocks an expansive arsenal of signed souvenirs from sports stars, music icons, Hollywood stars, political personalities, and John Hancock impersonators. Lavish frames and display cases further glamorize autographed treasures, keeping them safe from wear, tear, and spitting camels.