A new sports card show in Pennsylvania has its second event this Saturday.
The Tri-County Sports Card & Collectible Show will feature dozens of dealer tables, autograph guests, door prizes and other giveaways.
Brotherly Love Memorabilia & Mount Penn Sports Cards are promoting the show, which takes place at the Coventry Mall in Pottstown from 10 AM until 7 PM EST on April 13. Admission is free. The mall is located northwest of Philadelphia, about 18 miles from Reading.
1980 Phillies World Series Champion Bake McBride, former Phillies and Braves pitcher Gene Garber, ECW Wrestling legend Tommy Dreamer, along with the Original Philly Phanatic and inspiration behind the Flyers mascot Gritty are all scheduled to appear.
The show made its debut last December.
“Brotherly Love Memorabilia’s mission with hosting this show is simple, bringing the hobby back to the average fan,” said owner Christopher Huey. “Autographs will be a nominal $10 to $15, and while they may not be the hottest names in sports, most people easily recognize their contribution to the sports world. There will be something at this show for everyone, from the novice collector to those that have collected for decades, and at all price levels.”
James Spence Authentication will be taking in autograph submissions at the event.
There will be two free card breaks for younger collectors. “There is nothing more important to me than getting kids back into the sports card and collectible hobby,” Huey stated. There will be a large container of baseball cards in the kids break area that kids of all ages can dig through and keep any cards they find, some containing a sticker that can be turned in for a special prize.
Sports artist Jordan Spector, who has done custom work for the likes of Eagles legend Brian Dawkins, and current 76er star Tobias Harris and others, will be on hand and the Philadelphia Sports Table, the region’s longest running Philly-related sports podcast, will be talking sports and shop with many of the dealers and guests.
Additional shows in 2019 are planned for July, October and December, with exact dates and times to be determined.