Fans of the 1970's Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Reds should be happy with the initial announcement of autograph signers for this year’s National Sports Colletors Convention.
The show in Cleveland will feature Johnny Bench, Pete Rose, Joe Morgan and Tony Perez from the Big Red Machine era as well as former Steelers greats Franco Harris, Jack Lambert, Jack Ham, Andy Russell and Rocky Bleier.
Tristar Productions is once again in charge of the autograph pavilion for the 35th National, scheduled for July 30-August 3 at the I-X Center.
Numerous Hall of Famers from all major sports have signed on including former Indians Roberto Alomar, Dennis Eckersley and Frank Robinson along with current Indians Manager Terry Francona. Cal Ripken Jr., Rod Carew, Carlton Fisk, Reggie Jackson, Al Kaline, Bill Mazeroski, Jim Palmer will sign along with likely future Hall of Famers Randy Johnson and Pedro Martinez.
Jim Brown headlines a number of NFL greats coming to the show. Also signing will be newly inducted Hall of Famer Cris Carter along with Lem Barney, Nick Buoniconti, Earl Campbell, Dermontti Dawson, Fred Dean, Dan Dierdorf, Bob Griese, John Hannah, Deion Sanders, Paul Warfield and Jack Youngblood.
Former Ohio State Heisman Winners Archie Griffin and Eddie George are scheduled as well.
Basketball Hall of Famer Julius Erving will be in Cleveland along with “Sugar" Ray Leonard, Roberto Duran and Thomas "Hit Man" Hearns. Autograph tickets for all signers will go on sale later this year through the Tristar web site.
Additional names will be added closer to the event.
Tickets and VIP Admission Packages will go on sale for the 35th National beginning Monday, March 3.
In addition to one-day General Admission Tickets, there are several different VIP Package options. All include admission to all 5 days of the show, a special VIP Reception on Wednesday afternoon, a gift package including promotional items not available elsewhere, free autograph tickets for exclusive VIP signers, use of a VIP Lounge for the week and more. A SuperVIP option this year provides free weeklong parking in a special VIP Parking Area at the I-X Center. For attendees looking for autograph line privileges and other autograph related perks, there are several All Access packages as well. Details on all the admission options can be found on the National web site at www.NSCCShow.com.