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Autographs Will Be No More?

Why autographs are becoming obsolete
bySusan Pierce

Blaine Savage, 11, has been collecting autographed sports memorabilia for several years.
Photo by Angela Lewis Foster. Autograph collection becomes business For 28 years, baseball fans Barbara and Mickey Brinkley of Ellijay, Ga., traveled to spring training camps around the country collecting autographs from players.

"He'd watch the games, and I chased the players," Barbara says, laughing. "We got to know a lot of them because we went every year. We learned who'd sign and who wouldn't, where they'd sign, where they wouldn't, and when they'd sign."
The Brinkleys built a massive collection containing thousands of baseball, and later golf, memorabilia -- 3,000 signed cards, 400-500 autographed bats, balls, p…