2011 National Sports Collectors Convention Confirms Extended Autograph Lineup
The 32nd-Annual National Sport Collectors Convention in Chicago (Rosemont, IL - Donald E. Stephens Convention Center) has confirmed a strong lineup of attendees for autograph sessions to be held on August 3rd - 7th.
Players currently expected to attend are listed by day below and consist of active and retired players from the four major sports (MLB, NBA, NHL and NFL).
Wednesday, August 3rd - Carlos May & Billy Pierce
Thursday, August 4th - Harold Baines, Mel Blount, Willie Brown, Dave Casper, Jack Clark, Bobby Douglass, Ozzie Guillen, Ray Guy, Jack Ham, Ted Hendricks, Daryle Lamonica, Juan Nieves, Gale Sayers, Donnie Shell, John Stallworth & Steve Stone
Friday, August 5th - Bob Avellini, Gary Beban, Don Beebe, Buddy Bell, Mark Chmura, Lean Durham, John Elway, Antonio Freeman, Tony Gwynn, Rickey Henderson, Dorsey Levens, Jay Novacek, Pierre Pilote, Paul Reuschel, Roger Staubach & Don Zimmer
Saturday, August 6th - Dick Allen, Stan Bahnsen, Bert Blyleven, Jim Brown, John Castino, Stalin Castro, Carlton Fisk, Bill Gadsby, Matt Garza, Paul Hornung, Reggie Jackson, Randy Johnson, Gary Matthews Sr., Antti Niemi, Rafael Palmeiro, John Riggins, Cal Ripken Jr., Gary Sheffield, Bart Starr, Darryl Strawberry, Jim Taylor, Randy White, Kerry Wood & Orlando Woolridge
Sunday, August 7th - Roberto Alomar, Floyd Bannister, Johnny Bench, Gary Carter, Orlando Cepeda, Jody Davis, Rich Goosage, Bo Jackson, Paul Molitor, Joe Morgan, Calvin Murphy, Tony Perez, Gaylord Perry, Brooks Robinson & Robin Yount
This amazing lineup of sports stars will allow fans to get autographs from many of their favorite players in one place as well as interact with them.
The annual convention is the biggest event in sports collecting and will include 600 dealers and distributors as well as 50 corporate displays. The current schedule for the National Convention is: 2011-Chicago; 2012-Baltimore; 2013-Chicago; 2014-Cleveland; 2015-Chicago; 2016-TBD; 2017-TBD; 2018-Cleveland.
More information about the players involved can be found here. Autograph tickets will go on sale Friday, May 27th and will be available at the Tri-Star website. Regular admission and VIP tickets for the convention are already for sale.
Additional information about the National Sports Collectors Convention can be found at their website.