BURR RIDGE, Ill. – Remember the anxiously excited feeling that you had as a child on Christmas morning when you had no idea what was inside of those carefully wrapped gifts? Ultimate Autographs (UA) wants to give you back those great childhood memories of Christmas morning through two special words: Mystery Box.
“We strive to bring new concept types to market, and by doing so with the Mystery Boxes, we’ve grown our social media followers to over 10,000 total people” says chief financial officer (CFO) David Sollis, Jr. These “Mystery Boxes”, which all come with reputable certificates of authenticity from well-regarded memorabilia companies, can include anything from an autographed Peyton Manning helmet to a signed jersey from Michael Jordan.
One of these aforementioned UA Mystery Boxes is the Black Box, a well-made gift that appeals to people of all ages. The Black Mystery Box includes one random autographed item, which in turn comes with reputable certificates of authenticity from James Spence Authentication, Professional Sports Authenticator, Beckett Authentication Services, Steiner Sports, and Major League Baseball. The consumer of the Black Box has the ability to get autographed memorabilia from a variety of professional athletes, with a guarantee from UA for the consumer to obtain an item from the top authenticity companies around the globe. UA guarantees that the consumer of each Black Mystery Box will get a very unique autographed item, an item that they’ll be very excited to get once they open up the package. “With Ultimate Autographs being the lead innovator in this space, it’s a great feeling to know that we are doing something awesome for the sports memorabilia industry,” adds the Ultimate Autographs CFO. In addition, UA also offers Diamond and Platinum Mystery Boxes (MB’s).
The Diamond MB’s are of a headliner quality. As expected, the Diamond MB’s cost more than the Black Box. The Diamond MB’s are divided up into two categories: Jersey and Helmets. The Diamond Jersey series cost $229.99, while the Helmets variation is of $329.99 retail value. When purchasing the Diamond Jersey MB’s, the consumer has the opportunity to receive authentic, replica, or licensed jerseys from the four major sports (Major League Baseball, National Hockey League, National Football League, and National Basketball Association), as well as the chance to get an autographed soccer jersey. As for the Diamond Helmets, this is the newest rendition of the MB phenomenon at UA. Customers can get premium autographed helmets from players of the National Football League. Each Diamond MB edition, whether it be the Helmets or Jerseys, come with the probability of additional winnings in the box. These additional winnings include extra giveaways in the form of website credit and the main headliner being valued between $700-2,000.
The Diamond Mystery Boxes are usually pre-launched on the first Monday of the month during a special Facebook live drawing, but things can change on a month-to-month basis. Diamond MB’s are launched once per month on what Sollis nicknames “Diamond Day,” As for the Platinum MB’s, these are licensed, jersey-only boxes.
Priced at $289.99, the Platinum MB’s currently launch just one box per month. Unlike the Diamond MB’s, the Platinum MB’s do not offer soccer jerseys as part of the perk for purchasing one. However, unique to the Platinum MB’s, a consumer of the Platinum MB’s will get items that are all officially licensed. This is slightly different from the Black MB’s because the Black MB’s do not guarantee officially licensed memorabilia in each box; the Black MB’s merely come with reputable certificates of authenticity. Platinum MB’s are usually pre-launched on the third Monday of each month. Sollis plans to have four separate boxes in the near future, hopefully by this upcoming March. To keep track of when the new MB’s are released each month, every potential customer can subscribe to the UA newsletter at https://ultimateautographs.com/#ftNewsletter.