Saturday at the National Sports Collectors Convention
No matter what outsiders may think, the National Sports Collectors Convention is a five-day feast of stuff that we line our walls and fill our closets with. And we will even poke fun at ourselves.
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If you sell XXXL jerseys you could make a fortune at The National Sports Collectors Convention #beefycrowd #NSCCMike Provenzale
Of course, any baseball fan–collector or not–has to marvel at some of the material on display like this old Turkey Red cabinet of Cy Young.
T3 Cy Young…#nscc..beautiful http://pic.twitter.com/42WO0jTSSports Collector
Don Larsen showed up, reunited if only briefly with the uniform he was wearing when he pitched the only World Series perfect game in history.
Don Larsen and his jersey from 1956 WS perfect game. http://pic.twitter.com/kVAJa6J3Sports Collector
And there was the usual array of autograph signers. Rickey Henderson, Cal Ripken, Barry Sanders, Emmitt Smith…the list went on and on. Even though those in charge of ‘securing the area’ were a little prickly about letting anyone who hadn’t paid for an autograph take photos because at least one player had a phobia about people standing behind him, there were plenty of good shots out there submitted by collectors (see below) and it seemed like most of the players were having a decent time.
@SpaniardMMA @PhillyzPhan @ National Sports Collectors Convention in Baltimore getting Rickey Henderson Autographed Bat http://lockerz.com/s/231263594Chris Lewis
Me with #Orioles legend, Brooks Robinson! #nscczack pund
Gordie Howe #nscc http://pic.twitter.com/SpA6hW7yBrwnEyedJrZGirl
Barry Sanders signing. http://pic.twitter.com/JbbdpHAcSports Collector
Emmitt Smith even tweeted out this photo.
Hanging with my man in Bmore today! – http://pic.twitter.com/bXf3z166Emmitt Smith
Cal Ripken Jr. signing an autograph for some excited young fans in the TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion #tristarsh http://instagr.am/p/N6sKnNGPTw/TRISTAR Productions
Mariano Rivera came off the DL to sign and take photos…if you had a couple hundred bucks.
All-time saves leader Mariano Rivera posing for a photo with fans before signing autographs in the TRISTAR A http://instagr.am/p/N6uE6kmPUq/TRISTAR Productions
Reggie Jackson studying autographs on the National floor. #nscc http://pic.twitter.com/SWojSYf3 Dan Good
Legends Elvin Hayes, Wes Unseld & John Riggins add some MVP to the @PaniniAmerica VIPs. #collect #thehobby #NSCC http://pic.twitter.com/bAphXpAbPanini America
Gordie Howe and Pudge Rodriguez http://twitpic.com/afkvgaChris Olds
A huge list of autograph signers were scheduled for Sunday including Mike Tyson, Johnny Bench, Pete Rose, Robin Yount, Joe Morgan and Tommy Lasorda who arrived Saturday evening and warmed up for his signing session by fulfilling an unusual request.
It’s not very often that I have a "first." Tonight at Bo Brooks in Baltimore I autographed a crab shell. Now that’s a first!Tommy Lasorda