The 2016 National Sports Collectors Convention will again kick off with some free autograph signers appearing Wednesday night. The NSCC has tabbed Hockey Hall of Famer Eddie Giacomin, 1974 National League MVP Steve Garvey and Philadelphia’s own “Wild Thing”, reliever Mitch Williams for this year’s show in Atlantic City.
Only attendees who have purchased any of the National’s VIP Packages may attend the party beginning at 2:30 PM. Hosted by the Topps Company this year, the gathering offers some complimentary food and beverages along with the free autograph session between 3 PM and 4 PM.
Giacomin played for the NY Rangers and Detroit Red Wings winning a share of the Vezina Trophy, awarded to the best goaltender in the NHL, in 1971. He was a 6-time NHL All Star and was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1987.
Garvey was a 10-time All Star and was twice named NLCS MVP. He holds the NL record for consecutive games played at 1207.
Williams earned 192 saves in an 11 year MLB career. Known for giving up a World Series winning home run to Joe Carter, Williams has since been forgiven by most Phillies fans.
Following their signing session at the VIP Party, Giacomin, Garvey and Williams will sign free for the public from 4:30-6:30 PM at the 37th National Sneak Peek.
Tickets and VIP Admission Packages for the National are on sale now.