After proving that people will buy his albums (the good and the bad), clothes and almost any other product he peddles [see: quarter water VitaminWater], 50 Cent is close to signing a deal with Steiner Sports to sell a line of memorabilia. The items would include autographed photos, movie-related products and apparel worn by the rap star during concert.

"He's an authentic guy who gets the business portion of his career," the director of talent procurement at Steiner, Robert Vazquez said in a recent interview. Terms of the pending deal have not been disclosed, but an announcement could be made at some point today.

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