Year after year, the Chantilly shows are among the largest and most popular in the hobby. Known for a wide selection of both vintage and modern cards and a large lineup of autograph signers, they are among the most discussed around the hobby.
Chantilly’s next show is this weekend and, in addition to the more than 100 dealers and exhibitors on hand, the event will include a lineup of big name guests.
This weekend’s show will be held at the Dulles Expo Center (4320 Chantilly Shopping Center) in Chantilly, Virginia. The event will kick off on Friday, April 6, running from 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. On Saturday, the show will continue with hours from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday is the final day and the event will run from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Admission is $5 on Friday and $10 on both Saturday and Sunday. Collectors arriving in the final two hours on either day can get into the event for free. Friday is also free for those buying advance tickets.
In addition to the cards and autograph guests, SGC, Beckett Grading Services and Beckett Authentication will be on hand. On-site grading will not be available but collectors can submit their cards to Beckett on site. Authentication for on-site autographs will be performed. Several auction houses, including Robert Edward Auctions, Huggins and Scott, Memory Lane, and Baggers Auction, will also be on hand to meet with collectors.
Without a doubt, one of the highlights of the show will be the autograph guests.
In all more than 100 guests are scheduled to attend. Some of the biggest names include Cal Ripken, Joe Namath, Barry Sanders, Pete Rose, A.J. Green, Emmitt Smith, Dan Marino, Jim Palmer, Johnny Bench, Brett Hull, Marshall Faulk, Michael Irvin, Jack Lambert, Joe Greene, Franco Harris, Paul Hornung, Joe Morgan, Eddie Murray, and Lesean McCoy. Other guests include a slew of all-stars and big name players from the past and present.
Prices for autographs or photograph opportunities varies greatly by player and item. The full lineup with dates and times of signers, as well as all prices, can be seen here.