There have been sports card shows in a lot of different venues over the past 50 years or so. VFW halls, hotel ballrooms, shopping malls, bowling alleys, ballparks big convention centers—even boats have been used to host hobby events over the years. Now, you can add the inside of an inflatable dome to the list.
The Draft Card Show is scheduled for its inaugural launch October 20-22 in Peoria, IL at the Louisville Slugger Sports Complex.
Expected to be the largest trading card show in Central Illinois history, the show will take place at the Slugger Dome facility, located inside the complex of baseball and softball field.
Promoters are hoping to attract 250 or more dealers.
Plans are in the works for a Trade Plaza, a designated central location for show attendees to meet to trade cards or chat. Color4Cards4Kids will be a spot for kids to color inspirational sports-themed sheets in exchange for a pack of cards. Following the show, the sheets will be delivered to patients at the OSF Children’s Hospital of Illinois. Raffles to benefit local sports organizations are also on the docket.
The Louisville Slugger complex is located ten minutes from Peoria International Airport, which services direct flights from Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas, and multiple airports in Florida.
More information can be found on the show’s website.
The Allen Iverson Philadelphia 76ers jersey photo matched by to several games including the memorable ‘crossover’ move against Michael Jordan in 1997 sold for $152,750 Tuesday afternoon in Hunt Auctions’ Premier Live Auction.
According to the the auction listing, the jersey and pair of Iverson shorts were “originally obtained by a collector who received items directly from players and team employees in the period.”
Complete auction results can be found here.
Tuesday night’s NBA Draft Lottery was essentially the Victor Wembanyama sweepstakes with the potential 7’2″ game changer set to become the top pick by the San Antonio Spurs next month.
Ahead of the lottery, he signed some cards for Topps’ Bowman U line, including one on which he added “the first card I ever signed” inscription.
It’s part of the Bowman U Chrome line due out early next month.
Fanatics’ CEO Michael Rubin was among the crew that met with Wembanyama to secure the autographs. A signed memorabilia deal can’t be far behind.
Topps has released the checklist ahead of next week’s release of the ever popular Heritage set, which this year harkens back to 1974. You can see it at the bottom of our preview from earlier this spring.