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National Opens Door for New Baltimore Show

MAB Celebrity Services, a New Jersey based collectibles show promoter and Schulte Sports, Inc., located in Woodstock, Maryland are teaming up to co-promote a major show featuring Baltimore sports stars, April 22 and 23 at the Pikesville, Md. Hilton Inn.

Charm City Heroes ShowMAB was instrumental in bringing many of the high profile athletes in to sign at the 2010 National Sports Collectors Convention, which drew good sized crowds to the Baltimore Convention Center.

“We saw firsthand how Baltimore responded (to the event) and we look forward to working with Schulte Sports to bring another successful show to Baltimore,” said Mollie Bracigliano of MAB.

Although the Pikesville Hilton show won’t reach the 30,000 attendance mark set by The National in Baltimore, the group has brought in a good sized list of well-known stars.

Scheduled to sign autographs are Hall of Famers Brooks Robinson, Cal Ripken, Frank Robinson, Jim Palmer, Eddie Murray and Earl Weaver and newly elected Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee and former Oriole star Robbie Alomar.

In addition, all of the living Baltimore Orioles who won American League Rookie of the Year honors will appear. They include Ron Hansen (1960), Al Bumbry (1973), Eddie Murray (1977), Cal Ripken (1982) and Gregg Olson (1990). They will be joined by Davey Johnson, Ray Knight, Bob Turley, Lee May, Marty Cordova and Juan Beniquez, with more baseball and football stars to be added to the current roster of signers.

The Charm City Heroes show will open at 6pm on April 22 and close at 9pm. Admission is free Friday night with Frank Robinson and Olson scheduled to sign for the public from 6pm to 8pm.

Saturday, admission is $8 and the doors open at 9am and close at 5pm. In addition to the athletes signing all day, JSA Authentication and many of the prominent Baltimore memorabilia/collector dealers will be set up.

For up-to-date information concerning which players have been added to the signing roster, what times players will be signing and how to purchase autograph tickets visit www.MABCelebrity.com. Exhibitors who would like to participate in the two (2) day show can contact [email protected] or [email protected] for more information.

About Rich Mueller

Rich is the editor and founder of Sports Collectors Daily. A broadcaster and writer for more than 30 years and a collector for even longer than that, he's usually typing something somewhere. Type him back at [email protected].

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