Autograph’s from your favorite personalities are a true treasure. Many people spend hours trying to collect that perfect signature for their collection. On the other hand there are autograph hounds that go out there and even push kid’s aside for a scribble and then try to re-sell it. In recent history top athletes have realized that signing items is a huge business and will sign with companies who work with them and distribute their signed items including jerseys, balls, pucks and photos. Our list below is a guide to 5 different athletes that autograph collectors want and the companies they are currently contracted to. When searching for these athletes, here are the companies they work with and this is the COA and HOA you want to have on your item:
1) Wayne Gretzky (Upper Deck) – in 2013 Wayne Gretzky signed a long term deal with Upper Deck and is the exclusive provider for his memorabilia. On that note before Upper Deck there was WGA (Wayne Gretzky Authentic). Any Gretzky items with these two Certificates can be guaranteed to be the real deal.