Over the years, we’ve been asked the same questions by fans and interviewers alike. We thought we’d answer the ones that seem to pop up the most.We’ll keep adding more, but here’s a few!
Do you guys gets any money from jerseys, etc?
I wouldn’t mind buying one but I didn’t see any on your site. Do you get
any proceeds from merchandise?
I have been searching the web and have found a
number of items with your autographs on them. I noticed you don’t sell
anything on your web site. Where can I go to be assured that the
signatures are original? I’m basically looking for your photo and a
Chiefs’ hockey puck.
I read an article online at saturdaynight.ca. I’m
troubled by one paragraph... “There is the nagging sense that others are
making more off the Hanson name than they are. While they have recently
set up their own Web Site, http://www.hansonbrothers.net/,
they say they don’t see any of the money from autographed pucks ($34.99),
pictures ($32.99), and jerseys ($74.99) sold on other sites that claim to
be the online home of the Hansons.” Which sites should I avoid? I want to
make sure you guys get everything coming your way that you deserve. Are
these items hawked on other sites authentic?
Which brings us to another issue; “authentic” autographs. According to a United States Government report on April 12, 2000, “As detailed in the Government charging documents, the sports and celebrity memorabilia is a $1 billion a year market in the United States. Industry experts estimate that upwards of 50% (and perhaps as much as 90%) of the items comprising this market are counterfeit. Typically, the individuals who traffic in this black market obtain memorabilia containing forged autographs of celebrities, which are then inaccurately certified as genuine.” (Click here for the full story.)
What we tell our fans is what we believe; unless you saw us sign it, we wouldn't buy it and neither should you. “Certificates of Authenticity” aren't worth the paper they're printed on. We had no idea how many people were selling items supposedly autographed by us until we started contacting the sellers and asking where they were getting what they were selling. The numbers just didn't add up.
To put a stop to the bogus autographs out there, we decided to take action. We have not done a volume signing intended for resale in more than five years. There are no more items with our signature out there for resale. Zip, zero, nothing. The only way to ensure that it’s real is to witness our signing at one of our personal appearances or to buy it from us through our web site. We are the single authorized source for our autographs, and that's the end of the story. We sell autographed merchandise only through the Steve Carlson Hockey Pro Shop.
What’s the deal with the McFarlane dolls? I heard
that you won’t sign them.
Which web site is The Official Home of the Hanson
What part of Canada do you come
Are you guys brothers?
Are you real hockey players?
What’s it like working with Paul
When’s the sequel, Slap Shot 2: Breaking the
Ice, coming out?
Did you actually “foil up?”