One of the country’s longest running sports card shows is set for later this month.
The 29th annual Quincy (IL) Mall Baseball Card Show takes place January 28 and 29 with two former St. Louis Cardinals signing autographs. Ted Simmons will appear Saturday from 1-3 with Scott Spiezio wielding the pen on Sunday during the same time frame.
Quincy Mall Property Manager Mike Jenkins told the Herald-Whig newspaper that the show is the longest-running show of its kind in that part of the country, a hotbed of Cardinals and Cubs fans.
“We’re expecting some long lines of people seeking autographs from Simmons and Spiezio, and we’re anticipating an increase in dealers from across western Illinois, Northeast Missouri, southeast Iowa and St. Louis.”
Tickets will be available inside the mall on the day of the signing sessions.
Simmons hit .285 during a long career that began with St. Louis and also included a World Series trip with Milwaukee in 1982 and a stop in Atlanta. The 67-year-old former catcher was an eight-time All-Star.
Spiezio hit 119 homers during a 12-year career with four different teams. He played on the Cardinals’ 2006 World Series championship team.
Dealers who set up at the show will get two tables for $150. More information is available at 217-641-9203.