Daisuke Signs With Upper Deck


Upper Deck has signed Daisuke to an exclusive memorabilia and autograph deal.  According to sources it’s a 1 year deal.  The price for a Matsuzaka signed baseball in English will be $449.99, while his signature with a Kanji inscription will cost $100 more.  It’s estimated that Daisuke is being paid approximately $150 per autographed ball. 

Would you pay $450 for a Daisuke ball?  Would you pay $550 for the ball with a kanji inscription?

Kei Igawa has signed a similar deal, except he is paying Upper Deck $150 per autographed ball.  Thank goodness there isn’t a huge demand for Kei Igawa balls or else his "paltry" 4 million per year would be gone in no time!

You won this battle Theo Epstein.   

7 comments… add one
  • If I agree to pay for a ball from Igawa, does that mean he doesn’t get it back and therefore won’t be able to start again?

    attackgerbil August 15, 2007, 4:01 pm
  • I don’t get the misspelling of “paltry;” is there some joke I’m missing? Igawa chickening out on the mound or something?

    Andrew F (Sox Fan) August 15, 2007, 10:33 pm
  • No, spell check just doesn’t pick up when morons use the wrong words!!! Thanks Andrew.

    John - YF (Trisk) August 15, 2007, 10:53 pm
  • zzzzzzzzzzzz

    dc August 15, 2007, 10:55 pm
  • Sorry DC, I will spice up the next one for you.

    John - YF (Trisk) August 15, 2007, 11:12 pm
  • We don’t have to worry about any of this because a RS first-baseman will get a hold of all the balls, refuse to give them up, and enter a lengthy legal battle with his own team over them…
    …then years later he will return on a division-rival team to beat them with an extra-inning walkoff HR…

    IronHorse - yf August 16, 2007, 12:24 am
  • just kidding with the z’s trisk…it’s noteworthy that a d-k signed baseball would fetch so much money…

    dc August 16, 2007, 7:43 am

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