Who's Coming to the 2012 National? Full Autograph Lineup and Schedule

Who’s Coming to the 2012 National? Full Autograph Lineup and Schedule

The 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention, the 33rd edition of the hobby's biggest annual event, is starting to take shape. Running August 1-5 in Baltimore, TriStar has announced the full lineup of signers, including specific dates, times and prices.

The 2012 National autograph list is dominated by baseball stars. Highlights include Hall of Famers Ricky Henderson, Rod Carew, Johnny Bench, Ozzie Smith and Bob Gibson. The Orioles are well represented with several signers, which are led by Cal Ripken Jr, Eddie Murray and Frank Robinson. Other notable baseball appearances include Pete Rose, John Smoltz and Jennie Finch.

Barry Sanders and Emmitt Smith lead the football greats appearing at the 2012 National. Gale Sayers and Raghib "Rocket" Ismail help kick things off on Wednesday night.

Just a handful of basketball players are appearing at the 2012 National. Dominique Williams, James Worthy, John Havlicek and Gary Payton lead them.

And while three legendary jockeys are signing at the show, Gordie Howe is the lone hockey player scheduled.

Looking at the complete list of details, it's interesting to see some of the fine print certain athletes carry. For example, Robin Yount will not inscribe items with either "The Kid" or "Rockin' Robin." Rod Carew won't autograph single-signed jerseys, Legends magazines or certain prints. Don't bother asking Reggie Jackson to sign "Reginald Martinez Jackson." However, you can ask Darryl Dawkins to sign "Chocolate Thunder." It will just cost you an extra $10 (other inscriptions from Dawkins are free).

Below is a complete list of 2012 National autograph appearances arranged by date, sport and time. We've also included base prices. For full details, limitations and to pre-order tickets, click here.

Wednesday, August 1

Baseball

John Smoltz
Time: 5:30 PM
Cost: $59, premium items - $79, inscription - $29
Photo-Op: $59

Ron Hansen
Time: 6:00 PM
Cost: $20
Photo-Op: $20

Football

Qadry Ismail
Time: 5:30 PM
Cost: $20
Photo-Op: $20

Raghib "Rocket" Ismail
Time: 5:45 PM
Cost: $59, premium items - $79, inscription - $29
Photo-Op: $59

Gale Sayers
Time: 6:30 PM
Cost: $59, premium items - $79, inscription - $20
Photo-Op: $59

Thursday, August 2

Baseball

Chris Hoiles
Time: 2:00 PM
Cost: $20
Photo-Op: $20

Tippy Martinez
Time: 2:30 PM
Cost: $15
Photo-Op: $20

Jennie Finch
Time: 4:00 PM
Cost: $39, inscription - $15
Photo-Op: $39

Basketball

Darryl Dawkins
Time: 3:00 PM
Cost: $29, "Chocolate Thunder" inscription - $10
Photo-Op: $29

Football

Roger Wehrli
Time: 11:00 AM
Cost: $29
Photo-Op: $29

Dexter Manley
Time: 1:30 PM
Cost: $20
Photo-Op: $20

Jack Youngblood
Time: 2:00 PM
Cost: $39, premium items - $49
Photo-Op: $39

Tom Matte
Time: 2:15 PM
Cost: $20
Photo-Op: $20

Norm Snead
Time: 4:00 PM
Cost: $29
Photo-Op: $29

Friday, August 3

Baseball

Steve Carlton
Time: 11:30 AM
Cost: $69, premium items - $79, full-size item - $99, inscription - $15
Photo-Op: $69

Red Schoendienst
Time: 12:30 PM
Cost: $49, full-size items - $69, inscription - $20
Photo-Op: $49

Juan Marichal
Time: 12:45 PM
Cost: $49, premium items - $69, inscription - $15, "Dominican Dandy" inscription - $30
Photo-Op: $49

Ozzie Smith
Time: 1:00 PM
Cost: $69, premium items - $109, full-size items - $159, inscription - $25
Photo-Op: $69

Bob Gibson
Time: 1:30 PM
Cost: $69, premium items - $79, full-size item - $89, inscription - $20

Lou Brock
Time: 2:00 PM
Cost: $79, premium items - $109, full-size item - $140, inscription - $25
Photo-Op: $79

Jim Bunning
Time: 2:00 PM
Cost: $49, premium items - $79, inscription - $20

Whitey Herzog
Time: 2:30 PM
Cost: $55, full-size items - $79, inscription - $20
Photo-Op: $55

Milt Pappas
Time: 2:30 PM
Cost: $20
Photo-Op: $20

Bruce Sutter
Time: 2:30 PM
Cost: $49, premium items - $59, full-size items - $69, inscription - $20
Photo-Op: $49

Bill Mazeroski
Time: 3:00 PM
Cost: $69, full-size items - $99, inscription - $25
Photo-Op: $69

Al Brumby
Time: 3:30 PM
Cost: $20
Photo-Op: $20

Basketball

Wes Unseld
Time: 11:15 AM
Cost: $39, premium items - $49, inscription - $15
Photo-Op: $39

Elvin Hayes
Time: 12:45 PM
Cost: $39, premium items - $49, inscription - $15
Photo-Op: $39

Dominique Wilkins
Time: 3:15 PM
Cost: $49, premium items - $59, inscription - $15
Photo-Op: $49

James Worthy
Time: 4:30 PM
Cost: $69, premium items - $89, inscription - $29
Photo-Op: $69

Boxing

Buster Douglas
Time: 12:30 PM
Cost: $39, premium items - $49, inscription - $15
Photo-Op: $39

Roy Jones Jr.
Time: 1:00 PM
Cost: $79, premium items - $89, full-size items - $99, inscription - $25
Photo-Op: $79

Football

Steve Largent
Time: 11:00 AM
Cost: $59, premium items - $69, inscription - first free, additional inscription - $20
Photo-Op: $59

Ron Woodson
Time: 1:45 PM
Cost: $69, premium items - $79, full-size items - $89 inscription - $20
Photo-Op: $69

Jamal Lewis
Time: 2:15 PM
Cost: $49, premium items - $59, inscription - $15
Photo-Op: $49

Joe Washington
Time: 3:00 PM
Cost: $20
Photo-Op: $20

Ozzie Newsome
Time: 4:00 PM
Cost: $39
Photo-Op: $39

Horse Racing

Ron Turcotte
Time: 12:00 PM
Cost: $49, inscription - $29

Jean Cruguet
Time: 12:15 PM
Cost: $35, inscription - $10
Photo-Op: $35

Steve Cauthen
Time: 12:30 PM
Cost: $35, inscription - $10
Photo-Op: $35

Saturday, August 4

Baseball

Rod Carew
Time: 11:00 AM
Cost: $79, premium items - $89, full-size items - $150, inscription - $30
Photo-Op: $79

Barry Larkin
Time: 11:30 AM
Cost: $79, premium items - $99, inscription - $29
Photo-Op: $84

Reggie Jackson
Time: 12:00 PM
Cost: $99, premium items - $149, full-size items - $199, inscription - $40
Photo-Op: $99

Cal Ripken Jr.
Time: 12:00 PM
Cost: $149-249, inscription - $50

Carlton Fisk
Time: 12:15 PM
Cost: $79, premium items - $89, full-size items - $99, inscription - $25
Photo-Op: $79

Frank Robinson
Time: 12:15 PM
Cost: $89, premium items - $99, full-size items - $229, inscription - $35
Photo-Op: $89

Rickey Henderson
Time: 1:00 PM
Cost: $109-299, inscription - $60-75
Photo-Op: $109

Jim Palmer
Time: 1:15 PM
Cost: $39, premium items - $49, inscription - $15
Photo-Op: $39

Eddie Murray
Time: 1:30 PM
Cost: $99, premium items - $129, inscription - $20
Photo-Op: $99

Jim Rice
Time: 2:30 PM
Cost: $59, premium items - $69, full-size items - $79, inscription - $20
Photo-Op: $59

Earl Weaver
Time: 2:30 PM
Cost: $39, premium items - $49, inscription - $15
Photo-Op: $39

Mike Hargrove
Time: 2:45 PM
Cost: $25
Photo-Op: $25

John Montefusco
Time: 3:00 PM
Cost: $20
Photo-Op: $20

Paul Blair
Time: 3:45 PM
Cost: $15
Photo-Op: $20

Basketball

John Havlicek
Time: 11:30 AM
Cost: $99, premium items - $119, full-size items - $179, inscription - $30
Photo-Op: $99

Gary Payton
Time: 2:15 PM
Cost: $59, premium items - $79, inscription - $20
Photo-Op: $59

Football

Barry Sanders
Time: 11:45 AM
Cost: $119, premium items - $149, full-size items - $179, inscription - $60
Photo-Op: $119

Emmitt Smith
Time: 12:00 PM
Cost: $249, premium items - $279, full-size items - $299, inscription - $179

George Starke
Time: 2:15 PM
Cost: $20
Photo-Op: $20

Randy White
Time: 3:30 PM
Cost: $29, premium items - $39, full-size items - $49
Photo-Op: $29

Hockey

Gordie Howe
Time: 3:00 PM
Cost: $99, premium items - $299, inscription - $39
Photo-Op: $99

Sunday, August 5

Baseball

Fergie Jenkins
Time: 11:15 AM
Cost: $49, premium items - $79, inscription - first free, additional inscriptions - $20
Photo-Op: $49

Ralph Kiner
Time: 11:30 AM
Cost: $49, premium items - $69, full-size items - $99, inscription - $15
Photo-Op: $49

Joe Morgan
Time: 11:30 AM
Cost: $79, premium items - $99, full-size item - $119, inscription - $20
Photo-Op: $79

Robin Yount
Time: 11:30 AM
Cost: $99, premium items - $129, full-size items - $199, inscription - $30
Photo-Op: $99

Ken Griffey Sr.
Time: 11:45 AM
Cost: $35, full-size items - $45, inscription - $10
Photo-Op: $35

Tommy Lasorda
Time: 11:45 AM
Cost: $89, full-size items - $99, inscription - $29
Photo-Op: $89

Phil Niekro
Time: 12:00 PM
Cost: $59, full-sized items - $79, inscription - $20
Photo-Op: $59

Pete Rose
Time: 12:00 PM
Cost: $79, premium items - $89, full-size items - $99, inscription - $25
Photo-Op: $79

Johnny Bench
Time: 12:30 PM
Cost: $89-125, inscription - $25
Photo-Op: $89

Tony Perez
Time: 1:00 PM
Cost: $60, premium items - $85, full-size items - $99, inscription - $20
Photo-Op: $60

Cesar Geronimo
Time: 1:15 PM
Cost: $39, premium items - $49, inscription - $10
Photo-Op: $39

Billy Williams
Time: 1:15 PM
Cost: $49, full-size items - $79, inscription - $20
Photo-Op: $49

George Foster
Time: 1:45 PM
Cost: $35, inscription - $10
Photo-Op: $35

Gaylord Perry
Time: 2:00 PM
Cost: $49, full-size items - $79, inscription - first free, additional inscriptions - $20
Photo-Op: $49

Larry Sheets
Time: 2:00 PM
Cost: $15
Photo-Op: $20

Dave Concepcion
Time: 2:15 PM
Cost: $55, full-size items - $65, inscription - $10
Photo-Op: $55

Rich "Goose" Gossage
Time: 2:15 PM
Cost: $59, full-size items - $79, inscription - $20
Photo-Op: $59

Don Stanhouse
Time: 2:30 PM
Cost: $15
Photo-Op: $20

Football

Ricky Sanders
Time: 2:15 PM
Cost: $20
Photo-Op: $20

Bob Griese
Time: 2:30 PM
Cost: $69, premium items - $79, inscription - $20
Photo-Op: $69

Brian Mitchell
Time: 2:30 PM
Cost: $25
Photo-Op: $25

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Ryan is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff.   His collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection.

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