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Autograph Pros tackles Broadway Joe Namath  
Autograph Pros tackles Broadway Joe Namath
Autograph Pros tackles Broadway Joe Namath
Autograph Pros tackles Broadway Joe Namath
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Autograph Pros tackles Broadway Joe Namath

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One of my fondest autograph memories involves Joe Namath back in the 80s. Being relatively a newbie in the autograph field, I found a rare opportunity to drive only an hour away with a chance to meet Joe Namath. This wasn't a sure thing mind you, it was a chance, an event which we knew he'd be attending, so I figured I'd give it my best.

After showing up, we were greeted to a very pleasant surprise, not only did he grab the marker and start to sign, he went to town, signing everything for everyone. When it came time for him to sign my item, an official leather NFL football, I handed him my ball and a Sanford Sharpie. Again, at this time many years ago I was a newbie, but Joe Namath was a pro, and stopped what he was doing right there. You see, the marker I handed him was an average fine tip, and to sign a football, it would have just been a thin signature, soon to be unrecognizable. Instead he called to one of the other fans in the crowd and asked for that marker back so that he could sign this item properly.

You see, class like that is something I appreciate, and will remember for the rest of my life. I went on to meet Joe several times after that, and had another shot this past week. Being in this business, I'm no dummy. I know people change, and nothing is a sure thing, but I'm a good judge of character, and I had a good feeling on this one, so I went out and purchased a half dozen jerseys, some footballs, and a Jets helmet and we headed off to try to tackle Broadway Joe Namath.

As soon as we pulled up, I immediately spot this football Hall Of Famer meeting and greeting his fans. I jump out along with my staff and with jerseys and sharpies in hand, attempt to secure our goal. As soon as we arrived he made it clear....."Sorry, I'm not signing autographs today, come back during the week and I'll sign then". Sadly, we had driven almost 2 hours, but I immediately respected this man at his word, and the fact that he had set a precedent not to sign on this day. Instead we opted for 'photos-with' and went on our marry way with high hopes of returning.

Woke up early and off we went, on our way for the 2nd half of Autograph Pros vs Joe Namath. Score was 0-7 in favor of Joe. As soon as we arrived we found out where he was. He was busy and we let him finish his business. As soon as he was done we made way to get within sharpie distance and I politely asked him to sign for us. He shot a sharp "NO" right back at me. I uttered back "But you had told us if we came back during the week that you'd sign for us". He said it was 11:05 and he was supposed to be doing a photo shoot at 11 so he was late. I asked if I followed him up if he could sign after, to which he said "Yes, if there is time". Then out of nowhere he was driving away and said "No, actually you know what, no, I'm not signing anything" and drove away.

I went from feeling elated to instantly feeling like we lost the game. I thought for a minute, and just figured he's really mad at something, and I know it aint me. It's 95 degrees outside and he's been dealing with a lot, so lets let him cool down and see what happens, but I wasn't about to stick around all day. Lunch time was approaching and I knew if he made it to noon we'd be all done, so we waited a while for him to handle his business and went looking for him again.

Driving down, we waited where we thought photos were going to be held, only to find out they were rescheduled to later that day. That to me mean there was at least a 1 hour window that Joe just freed up, and that meant another shot at a hail mary. Still, lunch was approaching and it seemed everyone was leaving to go to lunch now. I was honestly about to give up. Ten more minutes and I'm outta there, off to try to get Roger Waters in Hartford, CT on some guitars I had in the trunk.

Driving up the hill, back to where we first interacted with Joe, we see him, right in the middle of the road, and he's back to his old ways, signing up a storm. Elated we all get out, but not to bum rush him, we each take turns. In the end, we were able to get everything signed that we put in front of him which included several jerseys, a couple footballs, and a nice Jets helmet. Additionally, we have flawless photo proof of each item being signed, and not only that, I have video proof of every jersey being signed.

Again, our goal is to keep our customers happy, and get them the quality items that will just keep going up in value. That way while you are building your collection, you are also putting investments into your retirement. Items like this will only go up in value and will always be the easiest for resale because they are top quality items, and with flawless photo and video proof, they are unquestionably the best out there. Final score, Autograph Pros 8 Joe Namath 7

FYI, we went for Roger Waters but he didn't stay in town so he wasn't accessible this time. We do however have some incredible guitars signed from his last trip so use the CONTACT US link to enquire about those to see the scans.


All above items come with flawless photo proof and the jerseys and helmet come with video proof.

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