Fanatics Authentic is scheduled to return to Chicago for its last sports memorabilia show of the year November 20-22. The Donald E. Stephens Convention Center will play host to more than 90 autograph signers throughout the three days of events.
The convention center also hosted the 2015 National Sports Collectors Convention last summer.
Among the autograph guests at the Fanatics Sports Spectacular will be MLB rookie sensations Carlos Correa and Kris Bryant, The show will host 25 current and former Cubs players including Andre Dawson and Ryne Sandberg and members of the 2015 team including Anthony Rizzo and Javier Baez. Angels’ slugger Albert Pujols will be signing as well.
Brett Favre will make a rare show appearance after signing an autograph deal with Fanatics earlier this year. He’ll join Jerry Rice, Bo Jackson, Dick Butkus, Mike Singletary, Jim McMahon and other past NFL greats at the event.
Hockey Hall of Famers Mike Richter and Gerry Cheevers are on the docket as well
Over 300 vendor tables will have vintage and modern cards, autographs and memorabilia for sale.
“It’s always a pleasure to bring the Fanatics Authentic Sports Spectacular to Chicago because we get to create a unique experience for the city’s die-hard fans and preserve their favorite moments from its unforgettable sports history,” said Ross Tannenbaum, President of Fanatics Authentic.
General admission tickets are $10 per day for adults and $5 for children 10 and under, while children 3 and under are free of charge. All-inclusive VIP packages are $99. In addition to general admission for all three days of the show, the VIP experience includes 30 minutes early entry each day before the show opens to the public, an express line bracelet to reduce wait time for signings, one autograph ticket for VIP guest Frank Thomas, one random athlete autograph ticket, one random autographed 8×10 photo, and raffle tickets for the chance to win prizes. Tickets for autographs, inscriptions, and photo-ops are available to purchase for the athletes scheduled to attend. Prices vary. You can see the lineup and pricing info on the Fanatics website.
If you can’t make the show, autographs are available here.