There was a story I read in one of the newspapers last week. It was all about autograph shops and memorabilia places. Of course, my interest was piqued. Unfortunately, it only dealt with one kind of autograph -- Donald Trump. Specifically, the fact that he's now "President Trump" (no matter how you feel about him, you gotta admit...it's weird saying "President Trump").
One sports memorabilia place that dealt with a lot of autographed baseballs, said that Trump baseballs used to sell for $75 a piece. Once he won the election, he was selling them for up to $200 a piece, and they were selling out.
We all know that Presidents autographs have a value. Yet I have a different theory when it comes to Trump. Obviously, there's going to be an initial interest. He was just elected President, how couldn't there be? But...because he went from a reality show guy, and a pop culture reference...I think there isn't going to be a lot of value in the long run. On top of that, the fact that there are lots and lots and lots of autographs floating around. Since he's been a famous rich person for some time -- even before his reality shows -- people were always recognizing him and always getting his signature. When you have more signatures from a person like that, it makes them worth less.
All that being said, what are your opinions?