There’s a three-day sports card show at the Westchester County Center in New York this weekend. The JP Sports/Rock Solid Promotions Show takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Former AL MVP and one of the oldest living ballplayers, Bobby Shantz, will sign free autographs with paid admission on Saturday from 11 AM -1 PM. Other signers during the weekend include Rod Carew, Ivan Rodriguez, Jim Palmer, Bobby Hull, Andre Reed, Bruce Smith, Mike Singletary, Dick Butkus, Larry Csonka, Lenny Moore, John Starks, members of the New York Jets “Sack Exchange”, Doc Gooden, Bartolo Colon and other former Mets as well as several names from pro wrestling.
All of the major authentication companies and a few auction houses will also be on hand.
Show hours are 2-7 Friday; 9-5 Saturday and 10-4 on Sunday.
The hobby was the topic of a couple of stories on heavily trafficked sports media sites on Monday. In a story entitled “Baseball Cards: A Pastime with Suicidal Tendencies,” FanSided’s Rick Soisson discussed how the modern card market seems to be thriving but also reminds him of what happened in the early 1990s. Be sure to click “No Longer a Kids Game” at the bottom of the first page as it’s broken up into two pages.
The Sporting News also carries a few collecting-oriented stories from time to time including this one by Ryan Fagan, who took a deep modern statistical dive into the players who appeared on Donruss’ Rated Rookies sets in the 1980s and 90s.
Tuesday is National Bobblehead Day, so be sure to give your guys a head tap. Among the more creative makers of nodders is FOCO, which is is offering 40% off its in-stock inventory on Tuesday only.