So what happens is this. The boys take to the ice on Saturday night and clobber the visiting Tampa Bay guys, then those of you living in the Montreal area can wake up on Sunday, go to the bank, withdraw $555.00, then head over to Boisbriand to meet Carey, PK, Travis and Josh. Oh yeah, this includes your guest as well.
Danno sent this link along, and he asked if this kind of money for a photo and autograph is normal. Well, it’s not normal. It’s ridiculous. And I can’t stand it.
I can give you another example. Gordie Howe was in Powell River several year ago for an autograph signing at a local grocery store. I didn’t go but my friend Jordy did, and here’s what he told me. A signed Howe jersey cost $500, and you had to supply the jersey. A signed stick was $200 and yes, you supplied the stick. Pucks and other miscellaneous items were also $200 and yes, you supplied the puck etc. And a signed photo was $60, and guess what, you supplied that too.
These companies pay these players a huge lump sum and then recoup their money by gouging, and I mean gouging, the public. At least that’s how it usually works. But lots of people pay these kinds of prices so there you go.