Originally Posted by sthoemke
That's the problem with sticker autos.
The card companies mail sheets of stickers for athletes to sign and mail back, so there is no oversight over who actually signs the stickers.
Honestly, sending a box of cards for the athlete to sign is just as problematic.
On one hand, you could certainly blame the card companies for not having a representative on hand to witness every signing. Although that would add costs and those costs would be passed on in the form of charging higher prices for products. On the other hand, you could just as easily blame the athletes who personally (or via their representatives) don't sign like they are contractually-obligated to do. I mean, I'm sure they had no problem signing the checks they received for "signing" those autographs.