December 9, 2009

Cashing in on Granderson

At 1 a.m., I did a search on eBay for 'Granderson Yankees" just to see what could appear. I found 44 items, most typically cards and signed balls people where people are trying to make a quick buck to get the most out of is the first big deal to go down during the Winter Meetings.

However, I didn't see this coming. Frankly, I'm not sure how this is even possible.

Here is the auction


For argument's sake, let's say this is not a fake signature. Can someone tell me how this ended up on what looks to be a Yankees jersey before Granderson has even signed any papers?

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  1. From the auction:

    Q: How did you get a signed Yankees jersey when he still has not signed his contract with them?
    A: We have signed authenticated numbers. The tigers and Yankees use the same number font and color.

    I guess I know why people get jersey numbers signed now.

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  2. LOL, that was my question I asked like an hour ago.

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  3. I bet the seller only dates girls with the same name for similar reasons.

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  4. That would be kind of funny though if he did. He can make new jackets and shirts using all the same fonts and letters.

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  5. Good question!

    Actually, that sig does not look real at all. God, I'm such a skeptic.

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  6. But there's a certificate of authenticity!!!

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  7. Could it be a Graqnderson signed minor league jersey? Or maybe a specialty jersey? Like an alternate uniform type thing?

    Unfortunately for whoever buys this thing... I highly doubt #28 would be worn by Granderson when he becomes a Yankee.

    See...#28 is worn by Melky Cabrera, who's been playing in the Yanks outfield the past few years. but it seems that Joe Girardi may very well want that particular number just like he chose #27 (to inspire the team to keep focused on a 27th championship)

    So I suspect that's a Melky jersey with a fake sig & a certificate that belongs to a totally diff jersey (one of Granderson?)

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  8. Cabrera is next on the block. He will not be a Yankee come spring.

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  9. Well, Melky wore #53 this year for Bobby Abreu. It is possible Granderson signed a number for that place, but they had it sewn on in an hour to put that on ebay?

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  10. Sorry to burst your bubble guys Melky Cabrera wore #53 all last year... So he won't have to give it up

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  11. Here's the deal: Curtis probably signed some numbers and those NUMBERS were authenticated. When the Granderson deal went down, the owner of said numbers sewed them onto a Yankee jersey. The certificate species a signed NUMBER. The jersey clearly is a replica, one that usually sells for $75.

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