Mounted Memories Shows is bringing a new event to the southeastern United States, just a few weeks after the National. They’ll host a three-day card show at the Richmond, VA Convention Center, August 23-25.
No word yet on autograph signers but they say they’ll offer free admission at the inaugural show.
Richmond has been home to larger conventions in the past.
Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona grew up as the son of a big leaguer (Tito) so dad’s cards were always popular when he was a kid.
Francona chatted about his card collecting days with Bill Livingston of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer.
Sell autographs from your cell via sympathetic business partners on the outside.
It did not work for one inmate who is in the slammer for murder but tried to make a few bucks selling celebrity sigs.
He wound up facing charges according to this story by our friend Matt Miller of the Patriot-News in Central Pennsylvania.
Bargain hunting? MLB Shop is having a Memorial Day Tier Sale. No baseball cards are included but they do have some on clearance and the special is good on quite a few other items. You can save up to 25% Off Orders Over $99 or a little less for smaller orders at Shop.MLB.com. – Ends 5/27/13
The largest online seller of sports memorabilia, SportsMemorabilia.com is also having a Memorial Day Sale with 70% off selected baseball items.
Click here to see what they’ve got.
Those small independent baseball leagues are always coming up with wacky promotions and last night across the Ohio River from Cincinnati, the Florence Freedom had ‘Lennay Kekua Bobble Head Night’.
You remember her, right? Manti Teo’s girlfriend who was actually just a voice on the other end of the phone and didn’t really exist?
So…give the Florence Freedom credit for creativity (see right).
Have a safe and sound Memorial Day weekend and take a moment to remember those who gave their lives to protect us over the years. That’s what the holiday is supposed to be about.
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