Midwestern collectors will have their own version of the National this weekend when the FansEdge Sports Spectacular opens at the Stephens Convention Center in suburban Chicago.
Among the autograph guests are Terry Bradshaw, Bob Feller, Dennis Rodman, Billy Williams, Ron Santo, Stan Mikita, Dick Motta, Dale Murphy, Curt Schilling, Barry Sanders and Pete Rose and Derek Lee.
Chicago is usually a 'must' for bigger dealers, who appreciate the strong collector base. Home to the NSCC show several times, collectors usually come to Chicago with money to spend.
With unemployment still hovering around 10-11% in the area, though, turning a big profit may not be as easy as it once was.
Here's more on the show, which takes place at the Stephens Convention Center.