The Pro Football Hall of Fame’s annual autograph signing session with the class of 2016 inductees is sold out.
The Hall offered autographs from Brett Favre, Marvin Harrison, Kevin Greene, Orlando Pace, Tony Dungy and Eddie DeBartolo for $445 during an appearance on Sunday, August 7 but the limited number of tickets offered are all gone.
However, there are other sessions planned that should give collectors and fans the chance to snare some autographs. From noon to 4:45 PM on Saturday, August 6, the Hall of Fame and Panini will host the ‘Returning Hall of Famers Autograph Session’ inside a tent on the playing field next to the Hall. Tickets will go on sale there Friday. Among the returnees slated to sign for a fee are: Lem Barney, Elvin Bethea, Mel Blount, Derrick Brooks, Willie Brown, Dave Casper, Curley Culp, Dermontti Dawson, Tony Dungy, Kevin Greene, Bob Griese, Ray Guy, Charles Haley, Mike Haynes, Ken Houston, Rickey Jackson, Walter Jones, Sonny Jurgensen, Marv Levy, Floyd Little, Larry Little, James Lofton, Tom Mack, Randall McDaniel, Bill Polian, Andre Reed, Billy Shaw, Art Shell, Jackie Smith, Jan Stenerud. Larry Wilson, Ron Wolf and Steve Young. It’s possible others could be added to that list. Buying tickets in advance and getting there early is probably good advice. Here’s some video from last year:
Fanatics Authentic is sponsoring another autograph gathering on that same day Saturday from noon to 2 PM with some Hall of Famers and other notables who will sign for various prices. That list includes Harrison, Jim Brown, Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, Jim Taylor, Paul Hornung, Forrest Gregg, Joe Greene and Dwight Clark.
With over 130 “Gold Jackets” expected in Canton for the Induction Ceremony, there should be opportunities to grab free autographs if you’re in the right place at the right time—and those former players are in the mood to sign at no charge.
There’s a photo session planned in front of the Hall of Fame on Friday, August 5 at 9:30 AM and fans are welcome to come and take photos as the former greats pose as a group on the steps of the Hall of Fame.