One of the hobby’s legendary and long-running shows is moving.
The Eastern Pennsylvania Sports Collectors Club is moving it’s quarterly "Philly Show".
The 96th Philadelphia Sports Card & Memorabilia Show will be held December 1-3, 2006 at the new Greater Reading Expo Center in Reading, PA, about 55 miles northwest of the city. The following show, scheduled for March, will also take place in Reading.
The club reports that the sites originally targeted for an Expo Center in Montgomery County (the location of the Ft. Washington site) have not progressed as expected and will not, even if developments are positive, be available until late 2007 or 2008.
Managed and operated by the same team that ran the now-closed Ft. Washington Expo Center, the newly opened Reading facility will host most of the consumer shows and private events formerly held in Ft. Washington.
Adjacent to Albright College, the Expo Center’s area features all major chain hotels, restaurants, and shopping facilities, in addition to first-class local retail businesses.
The Greater Reading Expo Center features equal floor space as Ft. Washington, the same free parking capacity (all on one level), dealer drive-in capability, a food court, plus better area lodging and restaurants than we had in Ft. Washington.
The EPSCC will also hold the 97th Philadelphia Sports Card & Memorabilia Show at the Greater Reading Expo Center on March 2-4, 2007.