Looking for something to do while the NFL take a weekend off? A sports card and memorabilia show is again part of the 2015 NHL All-Star Game festivities, held this year in Columbus, OH. It’s part of the 2015 Fan Fair, which runs three days and will occupy more than 200,000 square feet of the Greater Columbus Convention Center Friday, Jan. 23 through Sunday, Jan. 25.
Tickets range from $10-16, depending on when you buy them but that gives you access to the entire Fan Fair, which offers a bunch of family-friendly activities.
Upper Deck is the sole trading card partner of the NHL now and the company is planning to have a major presence at the show with wrapper redemption events taking place throughout the show.
Artist Tim Carroll, who cuts up cards and uses the pieces to create reproductions of iconic cards from the past, will be working on pieces at the show.
NHL players, past and present will sign at the Autograph Stage.
The Stanley Cup will be at Fan Fair and fans can have their photo taken with the trophy.
Friday, Jan. 23 3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 24 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 25 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
You can get more info and order tickets here.
If you go to the Super Bowl this year (or keep an eye on eBay), you can pick up a 2015 Panini Super Bowl card set. Once again this season, the Texas card maker has created a special set to give away at the Super Bowl Experience. The set will consist of ten Seahawks and ten Patriots.
The National Football League will host the 22nd annual NFL Experience at the Phoenix Convention Center from January 24 – February 1. Participatory games, displays, entertainment attractions, youth football clinics and free autograph sessions from current and former NFL players are on tap.
Topps has released the checklist for 2015 Series One baseball. Card #1 in the set has been reserved for Derek Jeter, even though the newly retired Yankees shortstop won’t be on a big league field in April for the first time since 1996.
As we reported last summer, Topps has expanded its base sets to 350 cards per series this year.
League Leaders, 2014 Baseball Highlights and World Series cards are spread out through the series.
Card #100 is Clayton Kershaw, 200 is Miguel Cabrera and 300 is Mike Trout.
You can see the full checklist and the preview we ran earlier on this page.