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Like any other autograph, the value of an athlete’s signature rests on the reputation and accomplishments of the athlete. With the New England Patriots, this is also true. High profile players like Tom Brady and Wes Welker command greater interest and bring higher prices because of their on-field accomplishments and to some extent their off-field notoriety. Autographs signed by players have greater value if they are on a piece of equipment – such as a jersey or a game ball – than if they were on a player’s card. Autographs in a collection in an autograph book also do well. Autographs on player’s cards tend to devalue both items.