Collectors and dealers from around the world return to Ontario next week for the 50th edition of the Sport Card & Memorabilia Expo at the Toronto International Centre.
Promoter Al Sinclair says the show will be the largest in its 25-year history with about 200 dealers and 900 tables of sports cards and memorabilia along with corporate vendors offering various services.
“Each year the show gets bigger with more fans and collectors who know they will quite likely find what they are looking for here,” Sinclair stated.
It’s a can’t miss event for show dealers and serious collectors, especially those who deal in hockey.
Among those signing during the show are Eric Lindros (signing on Sunday at 1 PM as a benefit for Easter Seals), Chris Chelios, Nick Lindstrom, Mike Bossy, Kris Pronger, Bobby Baun, Guy Lafleur, Bobby Hull, Norm Ullman, Bryan Trottier, Phil Housley and Larry Robinson. They’ll join Hall of Famers Andre Dawson and Fergie Jenkins, former Toronto Blue Jays Tom Henke and Pat Borders; wrestler Jake “The Snake” Edwards and Meadowlark Lemon of the Harlem Globetrotters, among others.
A full list of autograph guests is available at www.sportcardexpo.com.
Upper Deck, the NHL’s trading card partner, will have special promotions during the show. You can learn about those here. The Expo coincides with the release of Upper Deck’s Series One hockey, which includes Connor McDavid.
Show hours are 1 PM to 10 PM Friday, November 6 and 10 AM to 6 PM on Saturday and Sunday.
Tickets are $12 for adults for the day; kids aged 6 to 12 are $3 and pre-school kids are free. A weekend pass is $25.