Sports memorabilia that is autographed can garner great interest in the collectibles marketplace. However, there factors that have an impact on their value regardless of the sport. The first factor is who has signed the object in question. High-profile athletes are in greater demand than those who were cut before the season began. The next factor is the equipment or object itself. Signed equipment from a game has greater value than something from the gift shop. If the equipment was used in a game in which something significant happened, the value increases. Signed programs from significant games are also highly desirable.