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Collecting autographs has long been a tradition of sports fans everywhere. A new company aims to take that ritual into the digital age, offering fans a chance to purchase a personalized autograph -- and voice recording -- from their favorite baseball players online. CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports.

Along with swinging a bat wielding a pen for -- and I -- is part of the game that's part of keeping that a fan experience that. For where people follow us for -- -- the Toronto -- star outfielder and hundreds of others in Major League Baseball that autograph process has now gone digital he has a message that he wanted to write on there for him. -- -- -- -- Terribly days for life through egress dot com fans pay between 25 dollars and a hundred bucks for their favorite players custom autograph in voice recordings. -- so -- and might come on down and hasn't fallen. There's gonna be able to save up politeness comes from -- -- phantom -- attention. Players get a cut of the. We have -- -- biometric authentication system where the player will record. A series of short sentences kind of silly sentences. That will capture all the different sounds his voice can make -- got -- to make it quicker ski hill also signed give us signature samples. And we will cross check those boys and -- it for samples. When I don't write my name like they actually do. It rejects that as a former Major League Baseball player -- co-founder gate -- -- knows the value of connecting with fans he plans to expand the service to include other professional athletes -- stamp presence in -- celebrities. We've utilize technology to allow these. A celebrities to reach more fans and and you know forgive the -- nature of this but to change lives and make dreams come true for their friends. But for autograph collector and net good -- her dreams come true when she gets to meet a player in person. Getting a baseball a foul ball that you cot and sending it into -- giants and having an autographed. In dentists is -- meaningful. Then something digitally. But getting the real in person autograph. It's just not that easy not everybody can get lucky enough -- the ballpark today. And a baseball to. Whomever the player might be and and they get an autograph as provides he -- he wishes he could have gotten an autograph from his hero Tony Fernandez. He was my favorite player I have always wanted to be a source that grownup but it was a -- I idolize the most I would love having one. Now may -- that autograph will be a click away and -- -- -- cars who blame cnet.com for CBS news.

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