06-23-2014, 03:10 PM #1
Nicklas Backstrom not signing cards?
Hi all, anyone else noticed that Nicklas Backstrom has not had a hard signed auto in a product in years? Does anybody know if he does not sign anymore?COLLECTING
|| ITG ULTIMATE MEM. ENSHRINED JERSEY AUTOS - 25/35 - PM ME IF YOU HAVE ANY! || 09/10 ULTIMATE SIGNATURES - 56/57 - MISSING GRETZKY, PM ME IF YOU HAVE IT || HIGH END BACKSTROM (CAPS)
06-24-2014, 10:33 AM #2
12-13 Fleer Retro, but it's a sticker, so could have been sitting for awhile.I collect Martin St. Louis on card auto's, and Buffalo Sabres
2011-2012 Contenders NHL Ink Single Player Autos (56/62) as of 6-14-2014
Need Lemieux, Crosby, Selanne Jets, Van Riemsdyk, Malkin, and Jagr
06-24-2014, 10:49 AM #3
Are current players who are part of the NHLPA allowed to do that? Can they just say I don't want to sign cards?
06-24-2014, 11:06 AM #4
Someone correct me if I'm wrong.... but based on my understanding:
Absolutely. Their image can be used on cards.... that's part of the group licensing.... the old BAP sets were PA sponsored, so players were strongly encouraged to sign those cards. Other than that... they can sign or not sign at their own discretion. Nobody can make them do it, the card companies have to pay them to do it. I think the rookies may be pressured into obliging for the crazy volume of signatures that first year players sign.