The guest list for the National Sports Collectors Convention now has a few names on it.
Several Pro Football Hall of Famers are among the early commitments for the autograph sessions at this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention. Tristar Productions, host of the Autograph Pavilion at the show for the 4th straight year, has announced the initial names of athletes appearing at the National, which moves to Cleveland this year.
The National is scheduled for July 29 through August 2 at the IX Center.
The list of signers will include four-time Super Bowl Champion Joe Montana. The San Francisco 49ers’ great was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2000.
Cleveland Browns icon Jim Brown will make a return appearance. Brown, a member of the last Browns NFL Championship team in 1964 was a 3-time NFL MVP and a 9-time Pro-Bowl selection. Bruce Smith, among the group that will be enshrined just days later in Canton, Ohio, will make an appearance as well.
Others appearing at the 30th National include NFL Hall of Famers Marcus Allen, Earl Campbell, Joe DeLamielleuere, Eric Dickerson, Jim Kelly, Jack Lambert, Gale Sayers and Troy Aikman. Former Heisman Trophy winners Bo Jackson, Eddie George and 2-time Heisman winner and Ohio State Great Archie Griffin will sign. Wrapping up the first group announced will be Craig Biggio, one of the newest members of Major League Baseball’s 3000-Hit Club.
Specific dates and times as well as additions to the guest list will be announced in the coming weeks.