One of the sports memorabilia hobby’s longest-running events returns this weekend.
The Philadelphia Sports Card and Memorabilia Show, more commonly known as “The Philly Show,” sets up shop in King of Prussia, PA through Sunday.
Originally launched in 1975 as one of the first venues for sports cards and collectible buyers and sellers, the show was held three times annually for many years at the Fort Washington Expo center before moving to Reading, PA. In the fall of 2008, Hunt Auctions assumed ownership of the show and holds the event at the Valley Forge Convention Center every March, September, and December.
Among the autograph guests appearing this weekend are Hall of Famers Bob Feller, Cal Ripken Jr., and Jim Palmer, along with former Philadelphia Phillies Mickey Morandini, Von Hayes, Dickie Thon and Bobby Shantz.
Sunday will host current and former Philadelphia Eagles including Brent Celek, Ron Jaworski, Jason Avant, Macho Harris, LeSean McCoy, and DeSean Jackson.
“The popularity of The Philly Show is certainly growing. Over the past year we have see a significant increase in the attendance as well as former dealers returning to exhibit at the show,” said Philly Show Manager, Cheryl Goyda. “We are proud to bring in current players and former stars to interact with fans of all ages. This is an engaging experience for the whole family.”
Along with a number of star athletes, the Show will feature dealers and companies specializing in vintage and modern cards, sports memorabilia, authentication, and card grading.
The Philly Show runs Friday, March 12th from 5pm-9pm, Saturday, March 13th from 9am-5pm and from Sunday, March 14th from 9am-4pm. Prices vary per signer. Collectors can purchase a ticket for the type of item they want signed.