1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Arts and Cultural Affairs
  4. Title V-1: Sale of Autographed Sports Collectibles
  5. Article 60: Sale of Autographed Sports Collectibles


Section 60.04 Disclosure required

Arts and Cultural Affairs (ACA)

1. No dealer shall sell or offer for sale in or from this state an autographed sports collectible to any consumer unless, at the location where the sale occurs, in close proximity to the merchandise, he places a conspicuous sign that reads:

   SALE OF AUTOGRAPHED SPORTS MEMORABILIA

   AS REQUIRED BY LAW A DEALER WHO SELLS TO A CONSUMER

   ANY SPORTS MEMORABILIA DESCRIBED AS BEING PERSONALLY

   AUTOGRAPHED FOR TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS OR MORE MUST

   PROVIDE A WRITTEN CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY AT THE

   TIME OF SALE.

  2. (a) Any dealer engaged in a mail-order or telephone order business who sells or offers for sale in or from this state an autographed sports collectible to any consumer shall include in any written advertisement relating to any such item, in type of conspicuous size, the disclosure required by subdivision one of this section or language substantially equivalent to the disclosure required by subdivision one of this section.

  (b) When an offer for sale of an autographed sports collectible takes the form of a televised broadcast, such offer shall include a written on-screen message that shall be prominently displayed and clearly visible for no less than five seconds at the beginning of each segment of broadcast for each item offered for sale and displayed thereafter for no less than five seconds at ten minute intervals during said segment, that reads:

   A WRITTEN CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY

   IS PROVIDED WITH EACH AUTOGRAPHED

   COLLECTIBLE, AS REQUIRED BY LAW.

  (c) When such offer for sale takes the form of a radio advertisement, such advertisement shall include as part of the oral message the disclosure required by paragraph (b) of this subdivision.