I write this not to create controversy, but maybe as a point of discussion amongst autograph collectors. I tend to get autographs for my own personal collection, or to help another collector, which means I usually bring one card for each player to sign. I may bring more than one if I have different cards of the player, but I do not present pages of the same card and ask the player(s) to sign them all. I have had conversations with a former major league player, a current minor league player and a current college football player about signing autographs. All three acknowledge that signing autographs is part of being an athlete, but also expressed some frustration signing for people they know or believe to be dealers. The former major leaguer said, with regard to signing several of the same card for one person, "After all, how many of my signed Topps Rookie cards does one person keep in a book or show in his man cave?" The minor leaguer stated that he continues to sign what people present to him because he does not want to get a reputation of being rude or not fan friendly. He added that it is frustrating when the same dealer/seller comes back game-after-game asking him to sign many of the same items he has asked him to sign before. He also said he and other players have searched auction websites to confirm their suspicions about certain individuals. The college football player stated that he prefers to only sign for kids. He said it is too hard to figure out who is a dealer and who isn't, so he tries to avoid adult autograph seekers as much as possible. My conversation with this player started when one individual walked away after he asked the player to sign multiple copies of the same photo. I heard him say to another player that he wondered how much "he" (the dealer) was making off all of the things he had signed for him. So, what direction is the hobby heading? Is obtaining autographs going to become more difficult for collectors because the dealers/sellers are causing athletes avoid adults or think twice about signing? I understand the dealers/sellers are making a livelihood or a little extra money, but will the athletes eventually stop signing at the parks and fields? I doubt they will stop all together, but I think they athletes are going to get more selective who they sign for. Thoughts?