A signature is a unique piece of art that can reveal aspects of the writer's psyche or the possibility that glitter pens pre-date the Declaration of Independence. Witness a historic hancock with today's Groupon: for $43, you get a football autographed by Brodie Croyle from The Game Ball (a $99.99 value).
The Game Ball elicits whoops of joy by spiraling footballs individually signed by University of Alabama and Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Brodie Croyle onto doorsteps. Supple brown leather gives beneath fingers as fans admire the ellipse’s heft and decorative white top crowned with pristine ivory laces. Croyle’s name, printed in vivid crimson ink, perches above the star’s sweeping autograph. Highlights from the athlete’s career with the Crimson Tide—such as completions, passing yards, and most accurate impersonation of a mascot—flank a vibrant red number 12. Other honors, such as Croyle’s MVP status in the 2006 Cotton Bowl, festoon each of the 500 limited-edition pigskins. Footballs hurtle into homes with a photo from the signing session, a certificate of authenticity, and detailed instructions on how to catch them.