With a heavy emphasis on vintage cards, autographs and memorabilia, the Ohio Sports Collectors Show returns to the Cleveland area next month.
Over 70 dealers and auction companies will be on hand for the event, which is set for the Holiday Inn Select in Strongsville from April 13-15. The show’s roots date to the 1970s and for years, veteran collectors and dealers simply referred to it as “Strongsville.” Fusco Auctions now operates the show, which is within a few minutes of Cleveland Hopkins Airport.
Headlining the autograph lineup is newly retired Browns lineman Joe Thomas, a future Hall of Famer. He’ll be joined by current HOF members Joe DeLamielleure and Dave Robinson as well as star Indians outfielder Michael Brantley. Former Tribe players Vern Fuller and Larry Brown and 1970s Browns Mike Babich and Joe “Turkey” Jones are also on the docket. Mail-in requests are being accepted.
Show hours are noon to 8 PM Friday, 10 AM- 6 PM Saturday and 10 AM – 4 PM Sunday.
Show Admission is $5.00 per day with children under 12 free, plus free parking. Weekend passes for all three days are $10.00. Super Tickets are $15.00 which includes admission to all three days plus VIP entry on Friday 10 AM.
The show’s website has a list of dealers and additional information including dates and times for the autograph signings.
The 2018 National Sports Collectors Convention will also be held in Cleveland this year.