ivy leaguer
Donn Cabral signed autographs for $5 per pop on Friday - what's the most you'd pay for a track and field autograph? 12/29/2012 6:16PM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
In this case, all the money was for a good cause. The money was going to be donated to Newtown, CT victims as he's a CT boy.

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Olympian-Raises-Money-for-Newtown-Today-185059281.html

Two questions.

1) Did anyone go/pay?

But that got me to thinking:

2) What's the most you'd pay for a track and field pro's autograph?

I'd probably pay $20 to get Bolt's just so I could talk to him.
Nit the whole truth
RE: Donn Cabral signed autographs for $5 per pop on Friday - what's the most you'd pay for a track and field autograph? 12/29/2012 6:22PM - in reply to ivy leaguer Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Wow way to miscontrue facts

The event was to raise money for the Sandy Hook Memorial Fund. The "suggested donation" was $5.

He also supposedly raffled off some olympic gear for the same purpose.
Racks on racks on racks
RE: Donn Cabral signed autographs for $5 per pop on Friday - what's the most you'd pay for a track and field autograph? 12/29/2012 6:22PM - in reply to ivy leaguer Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
$50 for an autograph from Trevor the Tortoise
Not the whole truth
RE: Donn Cabral signed autographs for $5 per pop on Friday - what's the most you'd pay for a track and field autograph? 12/29/2012 6:24PM - in reply to Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Haha i renege my statement, didnt even read the rest of your post...u got me :P
ivy leaguer
RE: Donn Cabral signed autographs for $5 per pop on Friday - what's the most you'd pay for a track and field autograph? 12/29/2012 6:55PM - in reply to Not the whole truth Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Not the whole truth wrote:

Haha i renege my statement, didnt even read the rest of your post...u got me :P


Got you? I wasn't trying to get anyone. I was asking a question.

"Rest of my post." You didn't read the first line.

I thought this topic was interesting.
married guy
RE: Donn Cabral signed autographs for $5 per pop on Friday - what's the most you'd pay for a track and field autograph? 12/29/2012 6:56PM - in reply to Racks on racks on racks Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Jurgis Rudkus
RE: Donn Cabral signed autographs for $5 per pop on Friday - what's the most you'd pay for a track and field autograph? 12/29/2012 7:56PM - in reply to ivy leaguer Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I'd probably go up to $40 for Mo, especially if I could get him to sign some spikes
Billy Corgan
RE: Donn Cabral signed autographs for $5 per pop on Friday - what's the most you'd pay for a track and field autograph? 12/29/2012 8:53PM - in reply to ivy leaguer Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
lol are you kidding me? I wouldn't pay $1 for his autograph.
steve red
RE: Donn Cabral signed autographs for $5 per pop on Friday - what's the most you'd pay for a track and field autograph? 12/29/2012 10:06PM - in reply to married guy Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
$100 for Suzy Favor Hamilton
Touche Honke
RE: Donn Cabral signed autographs for $5 per pop on Friday - what's the most you'd pay for a track and field autograph? 12/29/2012 11:01PM - in reply to steve red Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

steve red wrote:

$100 for Suzy Favor Hamilton


I see your $100 and raise you $500.
I enjoysleeping onthe wet spot
RE: Donn Cabral signed autographs for $5 per pop on Friday - what's the most you'd pay for a track and field autograph? 12/29/2012 11:39PM - in reply to ivy leaguer Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I never understood the draw of collecting autographs.
John O'Donnell
RE: Donn Cabral signed autographs for $5 per pop on Friday - what's the most you'd pay for a track and field autograph? 12/30/2012 7:06PM - in reply to I enjoysleeping onthe wet spot Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I would not pay anyone for an autograph, but the question reminds me of a nice moment from some years ago. I was at the Leopardstown Race Course outside Dublin when a young Kenenisaw Bekele burst onto the world scene by winning both the junior and senior World Cross Country Championship on consecutive days. Through a friend who worked for a shoe company, I had an all access pass, and in the club house, I talked to another American who asked if he could borrow a pen. I gave him my felt tip pen. The guy returned a couple minutes later and said he got his autograph. OK, I said, but where is my pen. The fellow told me the guy who signed the autograph kept the pen.

So I went over and waited to talk to a proper looking white haired gentlemen in a nice suit, signing autographs with my felt tip pen. When I got to the head of the line, I introduced myself to the gentleman, and politely said he had my pen. Apparently, he had never seen a felt tip pen before, and he asked me if I'd accept five Euro for it. I did not want to take my pen back from one of Ireland's greatest athletes. I sheepishly said he could keep the pen, and asked if he'd sign an autograph for my friend Joe back home, who was afflicted with ALS. The gentleman said he'd be happy to. He wrote on a small piece of paper and I walked away without my pen. On the paper was written the following:

"To Joseph, Best Wishes
Ronald Delaney, Melbourne, 1956"

Modesty prevented him from adding the following: "Gold Medalist 1,500 meters."
Bad Wigins
RE: Donn Cabral signed autographs for $5 per pop on Friday - what's the most you'd pay for a track and field autograph? 12/30/2012 8:05PM - in reply to ivy leaguer Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Go to an indoor meet and get a whole collection for free.
Good Art
RE: Donn Cabral signed autographs for $5 per pop on Friday - what's the most you'd pay for a track and field autograph? 12/30/2012 8:15PM - in reply to ivy leaguer Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
No way would I pay for an autograph, unless it retained monetary value e.g. sign a lithograph. I can't believe someone would charge for an autograph. How rude!
crazy raisin
RE: Donn Cabral signed autographs for $5 per pop on Friday - what's the most you'd pay for a track and field autograph? 12/30/2012 10:07PM - in reply to Billy Corgan Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Billy Corgan wrote:

lol are you kidding me? I wouldn't pay $1 for his autograph.
Except that it was for a good cause. Normally I wouldn't pay for an autograph for someone unless they were at least medalist-caliber but if it's for a cause that's different (and it was only a suggested donation).
austintxrunner
RE: Donn Cabral signed autographs for $5 per pop on Friday - what's the most you'd pay for a track and field autograph? 12/31/2012 3:26AM - in reply to ivy leaguer Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Sanya Richards did autographs/pictures right after the olympics (like, she literally went back to europe for a few more races) at UT, but you had to buy a $25 t-shirt with her on it first. I think that one was for a charity of some sort as well. Her parents were there too, SUPER jamaican