Texas quarterback Colt McCoy and teammate Jordan Shipley will get their feet wet at this weekend’s Tristar sports card show in Houston. The guest list also includes some Hall of Famers.
His college career ended just over two weeks ago, but Colt McCoy is ready to pick up some professional money.
The Texas Longhorns’ quarterback will appear this Saturday at the Tristar Productions’ 24th annual collectors show in Houston. McCoy signatures will range from $79-99. After he’s finished, his favorite offensive target, receiver Jordan Shipley will also sign at $40 a pop.
“Internally, of course, we’ve been talking for months about having them. But we couldn’t do anything until the end of the national championship game. Now they’re professionals,” Tristar’s Jeff Rosenberg told the Houston Chronicle.
Over 200 dealer tables at the George Brown Convention Center will have vintage and modern sports cards and memorabilia, but Tristar’s shows are especially popular with autograph collectors.
The show opens Friday at 3 PM with a few guests including Quinten Coryatt and David Clyde, signing for free. The heavyweight signers arrive Saturday and Sunday.
Among those scheduled to appear is Baseball Hall of Famer Willie Mays. His minimum price is now $299 with inscriptions running an extra $125 (up to five words). Mays’ contract apparently spells out very specific terms including his willingness to sign "Say Hey" but not "Say Hey Kid" and a prohibition on photographs. According to Tristar, Mays has not appeared at a Houston autograph show since 1988.
Other guests include John Elway ($175), Joe Montana ($169), Reggie Jackson, Don Mattingly, Dave Winfield, new Hall of Famer Andre Dawson, Randy Johnson, Tony Dorsett and two outstanding rookies from the current NFL season, Texans’ linebacker Brian Cushing and Ravens’ offensive lineman Michael Oher.
The show hours are 10 am -5 pm Saturday and Sunday from 10-6. Regular admission tickets are $9.99.
Autographs for sale at SportsMemorabilia.com