The best way to get close to your favorite sportsperson or sports team is to collect sports memorabilia. Moreover, it can serve as an excellent memento that took place in the history of sports. It can be a signed picture from any of the sports event or a game where your team won the game in a very significant match. All these will create a special part of the time gone in your life.
If you are looking for sports memorabilia signed by your favorite players then it will be very difficult for you to get the things signed by your self. However, you can get these signed memorabilia from those stores which sell these products. In the last few years, some people sell prohibited and fake autographed items instead of the real ones and the buyers are unaware of the real and fake ones. As such, this has created a lot of problems as the buyers are made to buy things which are inexpensive but fake or the real thing which is expensive but which can be passed from one generation to another.
What can you do to avoid such scams?
There is one very good way in which you can know whether you are getting the real autographed sports memorabilia and that is to check whether the item has the Certificate of Authentication. Quite a lot of companies have taken measures to make their products scam or tamper proof. They have included watermarks and several other concealed identities which is not possible for the fraud companies to copy or imitate.
One other way to guard your self from fake items is to avoid cheap items because these items are usually fake ones. The products whose prices are very low in comparison to other items (from that same sportsperson) are fake goods. An authentic dealer knows that the cost of the real item can not be cheap and I can assure you that he will not sell these goods at a much less cost and damage the market.
When you are going to buy sports memorabilia, look for a seller who can be relied on. It would be much better if you go to the seller who is known to sell original products. This is the most helpful option that you have.