The autograph lineup at the National Sports Collectors Convention continues to expand but there was one surprising addition today—one that will no doubt spur a few strong opinions. TriStar Productions has signed Lance Armstrong as a VIP guest for the show. No other information has been released yet but Armstrong will appear during the annual event, held this year at the Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.
Armstrong overcame testicular cancer to become a seven-time Tour de France champion but later admitted some of the doping allegations against him were true. His Tour titles were voided and Armstrong opted not to fight the decision.
Brady Kahle is still at it. The Massachusetts youngster has gained some national fame for deciding to sell baseball cards to help a friend who was battling cancer. Brady was at a card show this weekend, still raising money to help those families who need it.
A local TV station stopped by to talk to him.
Last week, we wrote about the Thurman Munson jersey and pants bought at a yard sale for $5 by a musician in New York back in the late 1970s. He used them as a Halloween costume. It turns out they were actually not only game-used but World Series game-used and could fetch $50,000 or more.
Parade Magazine has now picked up the story.