For many years he was a reluctant autograph signer, but Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is stepping up to the line as one of the featured autograph guests at the 44th Chicago Sun-Times Sports Card Show in March.
Abdul-Jabbar, Celtics great John Havlicek, former Piston and Bull Dennis Rodman and Globetrotter great Meadowlark Lemon will be among the basketball signers. Young NFL stars LeSean McCoy and A.J. Green, plus Bears' Super Bowl XX defensive end Dan Hampton and Hall of Fame coach Marv Levy will be among the football guests. No word yet on baseball signers. The list of confirmed guests will grow over the next six weeks as the show gets closer. It's scheduled for March 16-18 at the Stephens Convention Center.
Prices haven't been set as of yet.
Hundreds of booths featuring modern and vintage sports cards and memorabilia will be set up as dealers from across the country descend for the first of two Sun-Times shows that are held at the Stephens each year. Last year, the National Sports Collectors Convention was held there, too.
Admission to the show is $10.