A New Take on the Heisman Curse

February 1, 2012 3:37:40 PM UTC by cardman1968 in Autographs, Lobby, NFL and Game Worn Apparel & Equipment

Have you ever had a piece of memorabilia stolen? Damaged? Or... and think about this... copied by someone who eroded the value of the original by selling the fake?

Stuff happens. If it's valuable to someone, it's a target for bad actors. This is at least as true for memorabilia as it is for any other asset. Just ask John Cappelletti, the 1973 Heisman Trophy winner who went on to have a distinguished career the Rams and San Diego Chargers.

On or around January 20th, someone stole a plethora of "priceless" memroabilia from John's playing days. Priceless? They are more likely to get priced... and sold... than they are to be recovered. After all, the thief is probably much more interested in cash than he is in football memorabilia.

If John had joined the growing number of NFL players and alumni who are registering their memorabilia at Collectors Proof, there is a good chance that someone, somewhere, would see our tag on a fenced item and alert John to its location.

You don't have to be a Heisman trophy winnerto benefit by doing the same.

And, John, if you're reading this - we are sorry for your loss. We will keep an eye out for these items being registered by their new custodian.

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