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12-28-2009, 09:26 AM
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Gaborik Autograph Signing

For anyone in the North Jersey area looking to go to an autograph session, Gaborik will have one at the Paramus Park Mall in Paramus on January 28th.

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12-28-2009, 09:40 AM
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I went there like a month ago to get Henrik Lundqvist's autograph. The downside of this place is they charged $80 for the autograph

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I went there like a month ago to get Henrik Lundqvist's autograph. The downside of this place is they charged $80 for the autograph
i never understood people who would pay money to get someone to write on a piece of paper/picture for them. famous or not, its just a guys signature...80 bucks are you kidding me? that can pay my cell phone bill for the next 2 months

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i never understood people who would pay money to get someone to write on a piece of paper/picture for them. famous or not, its just a guys signature...80 bucks are you kidding me? that can pay my cell phone bill for the next 2 months
Agreed. I will never understand this.

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The place was expensive, but I'll go again. I think I dropped 220 at Henrik signing. 2 Jerseys and one Picture. He did sign by arm for free though, but the Tat was another 120.

Do I let Gabby sign the arm too? Hmmmmmm

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The place was expensive, but I'll go again. I think I dropped 220 at Henrik signing. 2 Jerseys and one Picture. He did sign by arm for free though, but the Tat was another 120.

Do I let Gabby sign the arm too? Hmmmmmm

Wait, wait, what? You need to elaborate on this.

You paid $120 to have Lundqvist sign your arm? Did he sign it with a tattoo gun? I'm confused.


Not only do I not understand autographs, I don't understand the fascination with meeting athletes. They don't care about you. It's usually awkward. And they're just people. People are so weird.

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80 bucks - jesus. I heard of paying $20 before but that's insane

I just happened to be in the mall this weekend & saw a flyer on the front of the store. That's ridiculously overpriced

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Why pay $80 plus train fair/car gas when you can simply get FREE auto's before every ranger home game?

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Wait, wait, what? You need to elaborate on this.

You paid $120 to have Lundqvist sign your arm? Did he sign it with a tattoo gun? I'm confused.


Not only do I not understand autographs, I don't understand the fascination with meeting athletes. They don't care about you. It's usually awkward. And they're just people. People are so weird.
No. I had to pay the tattoo artist 120 to go over where Lundqvist signed my arm for free.

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Why pay $80 plus train fair/car gas when you can simply get FREE auto's before every ranger home game?
thats what i say

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Why pay $80 plus train fair/car gas when you can simply get FREE auto's before every ranger home game?
If I lived in NY I would do that, but I live in Jersey. When I do go to games I barely get there before the puck drops so it isn't really an option for me. Thats why I get to pay handsomely for autographs. Sucks, but Oh well. I am a Ranger nut.

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I went there like a month ago to get Henrik Lundqvist's autograph. The downside of this place is they charged $80 for the autograph
Like he doesn't make enough money as it is.

If you want his auto just go to the Garden and wait outside before or after a game. Also trying to get into the practices are good too.

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Like he doesn't make enough money as it is.

If you want his auto just go to the Garden and wait outside before or after a game. Also trying to get into the practices are good too.
95% of the time the players put the money toward charity. That's chump change for them.

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95% of the time the players put the money toward charity. That's chump change for them.
That's true, but I think the dude Buddy who owns the place pockets most of it. I just finished dropping almost 300 in that store and he tries to charge me another 2 bucks for a sleeve to protect my picture on the way out.

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If I lived in NY I would do that, but I live in Jersey. When I do go to games I barely get there before the puck drops so it isn't really an option for me. Thats why I get to pay handsomely for autographs. Sucks, but Oh well. I am a Ranger nut.



Exactly. Not all of us live in NY. Even being a season ticket holder and living in NJ, I get there with just enough time before the start of a game. Its hard enough getting out of work early, sometimes multiple times a week.

And to be honest, as big of a fan I am, $80 for an autograph is fine by me. Its not going to ruin my weekend...

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I can see some people saying its not worth it but I collect memerobilia and am more than 50 items deep. I don't regret any of the money I spent on any of the items and most are worth more than what I payed

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No need to travel for folks in Manhattan: I ran into Gabby at a supermarket on the West Side last night... I didn't talk to him, as I didn't want to bother him, but the (gorgeous) woman he was with seemed to notice that I was glancing over at him rather a lot. Actually, it was because I didn't recognize him at first.

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95% of the time the players put the money toward charity. That's chump change for them.
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I am not trying what so ever to show anyone up here but 95% of the time they do not. I have done signing recently where the player takes his 5-12 grand and walks to the closest jewelry store and buys a chain or a watch. The charity signings are the ones the team runs. The ones like this one and the ones i do are for profit.

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I just called Gabby's agent and spoke to him and I will be doing a private signing with him, The price will be less then the public but not by much I will keep you all posted

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I just called Gabby's agent and spoke to him and I will be doing a private signing with him, The price will be less then the public but not by much I will keep you all posted
Dagoon shoot me a PM when you have it booked & have the info, I'll put a post up on the blog for you

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Well, you've got to figure the agent gets a cut as well, and it boosts traffic for the owners of businesses like Dagoon's, why shouldn't everyone get paid? The player is giving up his free time and making a commitment, so he's earnt something. Now whether they're over- or underpaid for this is another question, but the players and agents work for a living, just like anyone else.

Congratulations, by the way, Dagoon. With all due respect to guys like Prucha and Orr, Gabby's a big catch for your establishment!

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Well, you've got to figure the agent gets a cut as well, and it boosts traffic for the owners of businesses like Dagoon's, why shouldn't everyone get paid? The player is giving up his free time and making a commitment, so he's earnt something. Now whether they're over- or underpaid for this is another question, but the players and agents work for a living, just like anyone else.
Exactly and as much as it sucks that the price is pretty steep, that's the price that the market dictates. If no one was willing to pay $80 for an autograph then they wouldn't charge $80, but it seems that plenty of people are prepared to drop the cash to get an autograph.

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Congratulations, by the way, Dagoon. With all due respect to guys like Prucha and Orr, Gabby's a big catch for your establishment!
Unfortunately Orr backed out on him, Aaron Voros took his place. I was planning to go see Orr

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Unfortunately Orr backed out on him, Aaron Voros took his place. I was planning to go see Orr
Yes that totally sucked and let me say sorry again lol

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Yes that totally sucked and let me say sorry again lol
Hey no need to apologize. I know you were looking forward to that too and how badly you got screwed in the deal (the jerseys you bought ahead of time). It was outta your hands

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