By Jason Klein
Originally Written For The Official Steiner Sports Blog – 2/12/09
Looking for something unique to add to your sports memorabilia collection? Perhaps something specific you’ve been patiently waiting for? There’s no need to sit back and hope that exact item miraculously finds its way into the Steiner Sports inventory. Instead, Steiner Sports offers collectors the opportunity to take a proactive approach to upcoming athlete signings.
Long before a player picks up a Sharpie, Steiner Sports allows customers the shot to pre-order something special from a signing. Specific requests, including personalizations and inscriptions, are taken in advance and presented to the athlete on the day of the signing.
Want Eli Manningto inscribe “happy birthday” on a photo? Not a problem. How about a ball personalized by Derek Jeter? Done.
Customers are even encouraged to send in personal items to be included in upcoming signings. Such an arrangement is orchestrated via a Steiner Sports Collectibles Sales Consultant in advance of the signing.
Worried a specific piece will sell out quickly once the signing is complete? Customers can take advantage of a pre-sale by reserving a specific photo, jersey, helmet, etc., prior to the signing. The Steiner Sports Signings Division will make a note of the pre-order and make sure a piece is included in the signing to fulfill all requests.
“Our goal in every signing is to make sure the customer is taken care of,” says Eric Levy, the official Steiner Sports Autograph Handler. “If a customer pre-orders an item from a signing, it gets flagged on our priority list and is given special attention during the course of the signing. There is definitely an advantage to pre-ordering.”
Collectors can gain insider access to the Steiner Sports signing schedule by reviewing the Upcoming Signings page on SteinerSports.com. This autograph calendar is updated daily and serves as a guideline for those looking to pre-order items. While most signings are held within the confines of the Steiner Sports Corporate Offices, located in New Rochelle, NY, others are open to the public and held at venues like the Steiner Sports Store in Garden City, or one of the many Last Licks Locations.
As the leader in sports collectables and memorabilia, Steiner Sports enjoys exclusive autograph agreements with some of the biggest names in sports. Players like Derek Jeter, Peyton & Eli Manning, Mariano Rivera,Dustin Pedroia, Hank Aaron, and Martin Brodeur are just some of the exclusive athletes consistently signing for Steiner Sports.
Keep in mind, there are limitations on the number of items an athlete has time to sign at a given Steiner Sports autograph session. So, collectors interested in reserving something special from an upcoming signing should give it some thought, contact a Steiner Sports Representative, and get in on a piece of the action early.
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