Sports-memorabilia business Carl's Cards this week said Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown's father breached a contract for the player to sign autographs at the Havertown shop.
On May 20, the business's Facebook page announced Brown would visit July 15 and sign autographs for 90 minutes, for $30 apiece.
Then on Monday, the following message posted:
Due to extreme unforeseen circumstances surrounding Domonic Brown’s father, our autograph signing with Domonic Brown has been canceled. Here, at Carl’s Cards we have done everything we possibly could to make this work. Unfortunately, because of his father’s lack of cooperation we could not get him to change his mind. We have a signed contract in hand, but he has chosen to no longer honor it based on Dom’s recent All Star performance. We are just as disappointed to make this announcement as you are. We were really looking forward to this signing. If you have already purchased tickets, please notify us if you would like a refund or if you would like to exchange your ticket for an upcoming autograph signing. Please direct any and all questions/concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Once again, we apologize for any inconvenience this causes, but this is completely and unfortunately out of our hands. We at Carl’s Cards hate these sorts of situations.
Patch contacted Lauren Henderson, the PR/marketing director for Carl's Cards, to inquire about details of the arrangement and its end. Henderson replied that the company was "no longer addressing this situation."
A request for comment from the Phillies organization was not immediately answered. Patch will update this article promptly after any response from the team.