Pro football talk recently posted a story about hundreds of people showing up to meet Tim Tebow at store in Florida. Although the people showing up should be no surprise, the price that he was charging seems a little high. 160 bucks to sign and 75 for pictures isnt astronomical, but usually it isnt until after the draft that they can charge THAT kind of money. That is not what my post is about.
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Aside from the kid who flew from Pennsylvania to meet his personal Jesus Football Christ, this should give us an interesting clue as to how much Tebow's cards may be worth right off the bat. Heisman winners are a special breed that autograph collectors chase (even Danny Wuerffle still signs for cash), and Tebow is a little bit more than a Heisman winner right now. Even though he will most likely end up as late round pick with nothing of a career, he is a guy that many people would pay A LOT of money to get signatures of. After reading this story, Im wondering if one of the worst QB's in the draft may have a signature worth more than the guys who actually have a shot at being good in the NFL!
Yes, I know that Tebow can cure cancer with his post-game tears, can raise a girls cup size by two with a wink, and can turn a SOLO cup of water into beer, but he cant throw. Plain and simple. Its the same reason why Danny Wuerffle and all those other Florida QBs arent even close to the NFL right now. That wont stop some people from paying a shitload of their hard earned cash to get a piece of the next Akili Smith.
Check out these auctions for him right now:
Signed Jersey - This has a GAI cert and is still going for a ton! People dont trust GAI for a reason!
Signed Jersey - This one looks worse than the other one, but still has someone willing to pay a hundred for it! I wonder if he signed it "Tim Tebow - I can walk on water" that would make it worth more?
Signed Picture - I cant even explain this price. Peterson goes for under this. ADRIAN FUCKING PETERSON. Plus this picture is a little weird right? Remember, this guy has not and may not play a snap in the NFL.
Another Signed Jersey - More money, still has a GAI cert. I wouldnt touch this with someone else's ten foot pole, but because its Tim Tebow, someone did.
Honestly people, you know how much I hate this guy, especially after that stupid ass super bowl commercial. I seriously cant understand why anyone wants to pay as much money for this guy's autograph, when in 3-5 years, no one will know who he is. I get that he was a great college player, but there have been hundreds JUST like him with a similar resume. I just dont see any reason to go out of my way to buy stuff from a guy when I could get it hundreds cheaper in a few years.