Packers' Memorabilia Sales Down
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Sports memorabilia dealers say business is down, but they aren't sure whether it's the economy or the Green Bay Packers' poor season.
Scott Champion owns Consign It in Green Bay. He says one of his vendors made only $300 last month compared to $3,000 in March 2008.
But things are different now: There's a recession, and the Packers had a losing season after trading quarterback Brett Favre to the New York Jets.
Champion has an autographed Favre jersey from the 2008 Pro Bowl priced at $999. But he says the market for that isn't the same now as a year ago.
"People wanted his stuff then," Champion said.
Ken Carriveau at Stadium Sports and Antiques in Ashwaubenon says a winning season this year could turn things around.
Information from: Green Bay Press-Gazette, http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com
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