sports card shows

Chantilly, Toronto, San Francisco Shows Draw Signers

Madison Bumgarner barely had time to shower after his big day. Joe Montana was in a neck brace and hockey cards draw crowds at three big sports card/autograph shows.

Large One-Day Show Planned for May in PA

Promoters are hoping for a big turnout in May when they hold a large one-day show at the BucksMont Sports Center, featuring over 100 tables and 14 signers.

Chantilly Show Expands Space; Autograph Lineup Set

CSA Shows has 30,000 more square feet for April’s three-day Chantilly event that will include dozens of autograph signers and dealers from 19 states.

Plans in Place for Sacramento Sports Card Show

A local promoter is putting together a regional show for the Sacramento area in May.

A Fixture Since ’80, Ephrata Lions Club Show Returns

One of the hobby’s longest running shows also includes an auction and Hall of Fame autograph guest.

Vintage Cards Come Alive Under The Big Top

A visit to the Tampa Sports Card and Memorabilia show, which takes over a large flea market building once a month.

Fanatics Fall Show Set for Chicago November 20-22

Kris Bryant, Carlos Correa and Brett Favre are just a few of the past and present who will headline a long list of autographs signers.

Ramblings: Recalling the Show Vibe of 25 Years Ago

Rich Klein recalls the difference in dealers and sports card shows as they were back in 1990.

Stars Coming Out For Halloween Show In Philly

Bo Jackson, Cal Ripken, Mike Schmidt and a plethora of Pennsylvania stars are signing at the Fanatics Authentic Sports Spectacular show in the Philly area this weekend.

Notes: Media Coverage for the Hobby, USPS Rate Hike Coming?

A Kentucky shop profiled, Iowa card business is up thanks to the Cubs youngsters, the Robb Report salutes two collectors and you may be paying more to ship.

Ramblings: Starting a Show? Don’t Forget the Basics

Rich Klein shares a little of what he’s learned after a couple of years in the local card show promotion game.

Ramblings: Quarter Boxes, Dealers and Promoters

Rich has some thoughts on a dealer’s complaint that allowing dealers with rows of nothing but cheap single cards is a bad idea.

Ramblings: Reader Question About Starting a Card Show

Rich answers a potential show promoter’s question about how to get a new event off the ground.

Ramblings: Grab Bags and Games of Chance

Seven come eleven. Rich Klein recalls the days when grab bags and games of chance were a part of baseball card shows.

Ramblings: Another Show is Born

J.R. and Miss Ellie would have appreciated the effort. The Southfork Hotel hosts a first-time card show and Rich Klein helped with the maiden voyage.

Ramblings: Sometimes, the Dealer is to Blame

Rich K says sometimes it’s understandable why collectors get frustrated with show dealers.

Ramblings: Sometimes It’s Not the Dealer’s Fault

A collectors discussion of dealer habits got Rich Klein thinking about the give and take over sports card pricing.

The Craziest One Day Show Ever

You think the National got busy at times? You should have been around during the ‘boom years’. Rich Klein remembers a one day show for the ages and the friend he helped promote it.

Guide to Making the Most Out of a Sports Card Show

  It’s had an enormous impact on the hobby, but eBay and dealer websites haven’t completely killed off the big sports card show. That’s good news…as long as you know what you’re doing.