Autographed Helmets By O.J. Simpson Being Sold for $400 or More
Simpson did an autograph signing two weeks after his nine-year prison stay.
O.J. Simpson was released from prison after a nine-year stay on Oct. 1. Two weeks later, he had already done an autograph signing in Las Vegas, reports ESPN, though it is unknown who conducted the signing.
The signed memorabilia was sold on a wholesale basis to autograph dealers. This included Simpson’s autograph on Buffalo Bills helmets, according to ESPN. One of the dealers who purchased the signed gear was Steiner Sports out of New York, who recently posted prices on the signed helmets: $400 for the autograph, $450 with a “HOF ’85” inscription, reports ESPN.
Brandon Steiner, CEO of Steiner Sports, said that there are collectors out there, and Simpson is part of sports history because of his accomplishments on the field.
“He’s a Heisman Trophy winner, 10,000-plus-yard rusher and a Hall of Famer. We are just trying to answer the demand of our customers looking to complete their collections,” he said, according to ESPN.
It is unclear how well O.J. Simpson memorabilia will sell, because according to ESPN, prices were low for his signature and game-used memorabilia at auctions while he was in prison.
Follwoing a 1997 civil decision, any money Simpson earns is supposed to go to the families of Ronald Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson. He owes the families about $65 million, including interest, according to a Goldman family lawyer and reported by ESPN.
His NFL pension, however, which is about $435,000, is protected.
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