Newly autographed O.J. Simpson helmets selling for over $400 (pic)
That didn’t take long, did it?
A new batch of memorabilia recently autographed by O.J. Simpson has just hit the market, less than two weeks after he was released from prison.
The Buffalo Bills helmets are being sold by several memorabilia outlets and are retailing on Steiner Sports for between $449.99 and $578.98, without or with a case, respectively, TMZ reports.
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The helmets are said to be “hand signed” by Simpson, with the autograph certified as “100% authentic,” per Steiner Sports’ listing.
It is not known who orchestrated the private autograph session, but TMZ reports it occurred took place in Las Vegas, where Simpson has been residing following his Oct. 1 release from a Nevada prison. Simpson served nine years of a 33-year sentence after being convicted on robbery and kidnapping charges in 2008.
It is a safe assumption that autographed memorabilia from such a notorious figure as Simpson is sure to attract the attention of high-spending memorabilia seekers.
“Collectors collect, and O.J. Simpson is a part of sports history for his accomplishments on the field,” Steiner Sports CEO Brandon Steiner told TMZ Sports. “He’s a Heisman Trophy winner, 10,000-plus-yard rusher and a Hall of Famer. We are just trying to answer the demand of our customers looking to complete their collections.”
It’s hardly surprising Simpson got back into the autograph game so quickly after his release. However, a civil judgment in 1997 rules any income earned by Simpson goes to the families of Ronald Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson. A Goldman family attorney told The Associated Press upon Simpson’s release that $65 million, with interest, is still owed.