Sarah Palin appeared in Toronto, Canada on Saturday with her boyfriend Ron Duguay, signing autographs and having her picture taken for cash at a card show. She sold autographs for $40, and photos with her for $50.
Duguay was there as a former hockey star with the New York Rangers. The Toronto Sport Card Expo ran Nov. 10-13. Duguay and Palin were on the Expo floor on Nov. 12.
Toronto’s Sport Card & Memorabilia Expo is Canada’s largest and longest-running sports collectables show, its website says, and gives collectors the chance to get autographs from hockey and other sports legends. Collectors can shop over 200 dealers & corporate booths and find rare cards and sports memorabilia from over 100,000 square feet of expo space.
Prices have come down since this summer, when Palin was charging $2,900 for a photo with her during the campaign.
Some visitors didn’t pay the $50 but got the picture of Palin the old-fashioned way:
Palin ran for Congress this year to replace Congressman Don Young, who died March 18. She is currently in second place, with 26% of the vote, and is not expected to win over Democrat Mary Peltola, who is currently serving the remainder of Young’s final year in office. The delay in the results is largely a product of the 2020 Ballot Measure 2, which ushered in open primaries and ranked choice voting in general elections.
Last week, Palin told her vast social media audience that she was feeling victorious and had hired her loyal friend Jerry Ward as her interim chief of staff. She said she was heading to Washington, D.C. to meet with the House Freedom Caucus and start working for Alaskans in anticipation of the announcement of her win.
Over the past two years, Palin has made substantial income selling “Cameo” custom videos that capitalize on her hard-earned fame.