LABELING YOUR ITEM
All items will be removed from their original packaging in order to facilitate an efficient signing process, so your label must be directly on the item itself.
Cards, Photos, Tickets, and Other Flats
Write your name on a sticky note and affix it directly to the back of your item. You may also label your top loader or other case, but this is optional.
Baseballs, Baseball Bats, Helmets, and Other Non-Flats
Sticky notes have been known to fall off these items, so instead use a piece of painter’s tape to attach a piece of paper directly onto your item.
Signature or Inscription Placement
If you desire a specific placement for the player’s signature or inscription, designate that area by placing sticky notes or tape with directional arrows adjacent to the area.
If you desire a specific pen color, this must be labelled on the front of the card so it won’t be missed.
PEN & MARKER PREFERENCES
Unless otherwise noted, all items (excluding baseballs) will be signed with a Fine Blue Sharpie. Baseballs will be signed with a Blue Bic Pen, unless a different pen is requested. Specific pen requests should be labelled on the front of the item.
We provide Fine and Ultra Fine Blue Sharpie, Medium and Fine Staedtler, Fine Gold and Fine Silver Deco, Fine Gold and Fine Silver Sharpie, and Blue Bic Pens. If you would like your item signed in a different marker or pen, include that in your package with your item.
All items must have return packaging and postage, commonly referred to as a SASE (Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope). We do our best to repackage your items the same way we received them.
The only exception is if you purchase an unsigned item directly from us - return shipping is already included in that purchase, and we will safely package and ship your item.
If you do not wish to include return postage with your items, we will provide postage, shipping, and handling for the exact cost of the postage plus $5. All items we provide postage for will be shipped via USPS and we will provide you with the corresponding tracking number.
MAILING YOUR PACKAGE
After individually labeling all your items, pack your items, return postage, and payment (if paying by cash or check), and send them to the address you received in your order confirmation e-mail.
Effective 6-1-2021, all orders that arrive past the deadline will be refunded, minus 10%. Both PayPal and the website charge fees that are not refunded to the seller, regardless of the outcome of the transaction.
Inscriptions are 1-4 words, and are added upon request to an item in addition to the player’s signature. A few examples include “Go Braves!”, “5x Gold Glove Winner”, and “2011 All-Star”. Players frequently write common inscriptions in a particular way, such as “5x GG” instead of “5x Gold Glove Winner”, so be prepared to receive the player’s personal preference.
Inscriptions are almost always an additional $10, sometimes more. You can add an inscription to any item by including it as an item in your cart at checkout. If you’d like an inscription longer than 4 words, you may purchase an additional inscription for every additional 1-4 words.
1-4 words = 1 inscription
5-8 words = 2 inscriptions
9-12 words = 3 inscriptions
We always have available Rawlings Official MLB Baseballs (shipping anywhere in the Continental US included) and Rawlings Official Gold Glove Winner Baseballs (shipping anywhere in the Continental US included). Save on initial shipping costs by purchasing a ball we already have on hand!
We do not provide third-party authentication. We will provide several photos of items being signed, although we cannot guarantee that your item will be in the photos. If you would like to purchase a digital photo of the player signing your item, you can include it as an item in your cart at checkout. This service will not be offered on all signings. If you’re sending multiple items, please note which item you’d like a photo of, or purchase multiple Photo Authenticities.
PUBLIC SIGNING VS. PRIVATE SIGNING VS. CONSIGNMENT
Public signings are hosted at a specific location where the collector brings their items directly to the player, and has an opportunity to interact with the player, and maybe even get a photo together.
For a private signing, an intermediary collects all items from the individual collectors, organizes them, and then presents them to the player and oversees the signing process on behalf of the collectors.
During a consignment, an intermediary again collects the items from individual collectors, and attempts to have the items signed “in the wild,” at a game or an event. Consignments are not guaranteed, and payment is not expected until the item is able to be signed.