Fans Line Up for Hall of Famer Autographs in Baltimore

The ink was running at the Baseball’s Best show in Baltimore this weekend with a star-studded guest list–and an ’83 Orioles team reunion.

This year’s Hall of Fame class was joined by 15 other Cooperstown honorees at a weekend sports card and memorabilia show at the Baltimore Convention Center.

Cal Ripken, business partner Don Mattingly, Rod Carew, Frank Robinson and members of the ’83 Orioles World Series champions were among those taking a turn at the autograph table.

According to one paying customer: "You don’t know what’s out there in the memorabilia world. So many people are selling stuff, you don’t know what’s legit. I’d rather get it myself."

Signatures from this bunch can be pricey, but lines were long according to a story in the Baltimore Sun.

Writer Roch Kubatko blogs about it.