We have 5 Quantum Reels we are debating putting on EBAY.
We thouht we would let you folks have dibs on them first.
2 Tour Edition PT 7:1 Burners
2 Tour Edition PT 6.3:1
1 Energy PT 5.1:1
All are autographed on the outside of the handle with perminent marker.
These are last years models.
Only 2 of them have held line. Used for displays.
From my experience in sporting memorbilia alot of times when something is autograph’d you have to take the price of the orginal item out of the equation. I think the best thing to do if these items go on ebay is to try and start with something small. Like a hat or towel, figure out what people are willing to pay for KVD’s signature. Then you’ll have a basis, now with that said Im not going to sit here and say 200 is not a good starting bid. But if you find that the hat and towel arnt seeling its going to be hard to sell that reel for that price. Now a autograph bat of say Albert Pujols is a high dollar item. But all of Pujols autograph items arnt cheap. I think most of his certified autograph cards sell for $100 and up. Also take into a consideration that a Albert Puols model bat probably sells for around 75-125 dollars, but a autograph’d bat will sell for $500 and up. At the same time a Albert Pujol base set baseball card might sell for $5 bucks if its not certified and a autograph version will probably sell for about the same. At the best you’ll find a true diehard that will give you $20 for it. Im tryin to make this point because, recently I found some certified autograph cards of KVD and they all sold for under 20 bucks. So dont get loft expectations. And then I could be wrong. You might find the best way to sell them is to price them to some of these guys first and see what they are willing to spend on it. In case your wondering Ive been in sports memorbilia for the majority of my life. And I have alot of experience in it, but with that said sometimes you’ll get surprised. If you want feel free to send me messages and I’ll do some ground work and try to figure out exactly what KVD’s autograph is bringing right now.
Tons of history:
Mike Auten(Classic Patterns producer and Classic Qualifier) played with it.
Several pro’s that were standing around Iaconelli’s and Swindle’s booth were pitching it around.
I threw a 1/2 jig on it and we had a contest trying to pitch it into the Under Armour manikin’s hand.
It’s been in KVD’s hands a couple of times…as early as this morning.
It has traveled to Alabama and Shreveport for 2 Classics.
It kept us entertained while standing in the booth for 8 hours a day.
The most consistant “pitcher” was Larry Martin.
He is the local wise old fishing sage.
He remembers fishing against Kevin and his brother when they were in high school.
Larry fishes roughly 7 days per week. Even in the winter.
He comes to The Classic every year with us to help out. Awesome guy!
He actually put the jig into a rod tube stuck in a trash can. About 3” diameter.
I was happy to just get it into the trash can.
I like that idea TTP, not too many people can say they are fishing with the same stuff KVD did for a season or two. As for the price of the reels, I think its a good price. Although Miller Time is right when it comes to autographed. And you have sold one already so you know the price is pretty good.