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Trump Just Ruined This Kid’s Day at the Easter Egg Roll
President Trump continues to anger constituents of a younger and younger age — this time, at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll.At the end of the event, a child walked up to the president and asked him to sign his red Make America Great Again hat. Trump proceeded to take the hat from the boy’s hands, autograph it, and then toss it into the crowd rather than hand it back to the boy. After Trump tosses the hat, the boy can be heard yelling, “no!”
Opinion: Eli Manning single-handedly killed the sports autograph
Regardless of what Eli Manning does with memorabilia from this point on, his signature and those of other athletes are about to be rendered meaningless.Last week, the New York Giants quarterback handed over an email that plaintiffs in a three-year lawsuit against him claim links him to widespread memorabilia fraud. As first reported in The New York Post, the email that Manning sent on April 27, 2010, to Giants equipment manager Joe Skiba asked for “2 helmets that can pass as game used.” The helmets had been requested by Manning’s marketing agent, Alan Zucker. Twenty minutes later, Manning sent Zucker an email, saying, “Should be able to get them for tomorrow.”
In wake of Hernandez’s death, collectors flock to eBay to sell autographed items
After news broke that Aaron Hernandez had apparently hanged himself in his jail cell Wednesday morning, people with merchandise signed by the former New England Patriots star, or bearing his name, swiftly took to eBay to off-load their goods.“I’m never going to wear it and figured I might as well make some money from it,” one online seller, who is trying to get rid of a white Hernandez jersey, told the Globe. “And frankly, I can’t stand having it in my house.”
Foo Fighters, Gaga, 100 other artists sign guitar for Planned Parenthood
The Foo Fighters, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry are among 102 artists and producers who autographed an acoustic guitar which is being raffled to raise funds for Planned Parenthood.The organisation is similar to New Zealand’s Family Planning and provides sexual health care in the US, but has been threatened by the Trump administration for providing abortion services.
POISON Bassist Doesn’t Want Professional Autograph Seekers To Get Rich Off Him
POISON bassist Bobby Dall has told The Washington Times that he is reluctant to sign many items of memorabilia for “fans” he believes to be professional autograph seekers, only to see those same articles sold online at exorbitant prices.
“I’m not going to sit there and sign 30 things for someone to get rich off of me,” Dall said, “but I don’t mind signing one [item]. That’s my rule.”