This mini helmet was personally hand signed by AJ Hawk. It was signed in the presence of a Bucknut Collectibles authorized agent. A certification card verifying its authenticity accompanies each item.
The bottom line is that when you buy from Bucknut Collectibles, you can rest assured that you've gotten the real thing.
In 2006 AJ Hawk was projected to be drafted by the Oakland Raiders but Green Bay traded up to select him ahead of the Raiders. These mini's were signed right after his last game for Ohio State and before the NFL draft.