Friday, March 20, 2015

A Bunch of Penguins Autographs (and One Pirate)

A couple of weeks ago, I was trolling around Ebay and noticed a few Penguins autographs that caught my eye. Of course, any time you see autographs on Ebay, you have to be very careful about who you buy from. A quick investigation showed that the seller of a few items I was looking at is Total Sports Enterprises, which is an autographed memorabilia company that specializes in Pittsburgh-area sports stars, and hosts tons of private signings, most recently with Evgeni Malkin, Pascal Dupuis, and Phil Bourque. 

I went a little crazy, picking up a total of 11 Penguins and 1 Pirate. Despite a large number of items, though, I really didn't spend too much, relatively speaking. Each of these items were posted as an auction with a $.99 starting bid, and none of them got too far out of hand. In total, I paid just $91.37 + $15 shipping, for all of the following items:

James Neal (Jersey, 3 pucks, 8x10)

Deryk Engelland (Puck, 8x10)

Jayson Megna (Puck, 8x10)

Joe Vitale (8x10)

Simon Despres (8x10)

John Candelaria (8x10)

Each of these are pretty amazing items in their own right, but considering the deal I made, I'd say I did pretty well. Also, I did notice that TSE has not posted any more Ebay auctions since these ended. I guess they felt they got pretty burned by the low winning bids, but I was certainly happy to take advantage of some great prices while I could.

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