Newly retired quarterback Peyton Manning may not be sure exactly what he plans on doing with the rest of his life but later this month, he’ll be in Chicago for a rare public autograph appearance at the 2016 Fanatics Authentic spring show.
The company has Manning under an exclusive autograph deal. He’ll appear Sunday from 12 PM to 1:30, signing for attendees who will pay $299 or $399 for an autograph ticket. Inscriptions (up to three words) are $129 additional.
Manning conducted a private signing with the company after winning last season’s Super Bowl and the signatures from that signing are being sold on Fanatics’ website.
He’ll be among dozens of current and former players signing autographs during the show, which takes place May 14 and 15 at the Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.
Among the other guests slated to appear are several members of the current Cubs team including Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Addison Russell and Dexter Fowler; former Cub and Hall of Famer Andre Dawson, Rickey Henderson, Dave Winfield, Bo Jackson, Jerry West, Ivan Rodriguez, Deion Sanders, Johnny Bench, Pete Rose, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jerry West, Ed Belfour, Chris Chelios, Cam Neely and Terry Bradshaw, who had been forced to cancel recent autograph signings for medical reasons. Another recent NFL retiree, Charles Woodson, is also making a rare appearance but you’ll pay $175 to get one. The signing schedule is here.
General admission tickets for the show, which also includes hundreds of booths with sports cards and memorabilia, are $10. VIP passes are $99 and include a few special perks and free autographs.
Show hours are 10-9 on Saturday and 10-4 on Sunday. If you can’t make it, autographs can be ordered here.