Plans are underway for the return of a large show in Columbus, OH early in 2018.
The 2018 Midwest Sports Spectacular will be held January 19-21 at The Ohio Expo Center’s Cardinal Hall on E. 17th Avenue in Columbus.
Promoters say the show will be three times larger than last year’s event with over 100 vendor booths and PSA and JSA on hand to accept authentication submissions.
Among the autograph guests are Ohio State coach Urban Meyer, who will be making his first public autograph appearance. Proceeds from tickets sold will go to The Urban & Shelly Meyer Family Foundation and The Driven Foundation. He’ll be joined by Buckeyes’ quarterback J.T. Barrett, Emmitt Smith, Michael Irvin, Warren Moon, Tony Dorsett, A.J. Green, Antoine Wingfield, Braxton Miller, Eddie George, Bernie Kosar, Clay Matthews Sr., Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini, actor Tom Berenger (“Major League”) and over 30 players and coaches from the 1968 Ohio State football national championship team. Mail-in autographs will be available.
Show hours are: Fri., Jan 20 from 3 PM to 8 PM; Sat., Jan 21 from 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday, Jan. 22 from 10 AM to 5 PM. Admission is $10 for a weekend pass but collectors who attend Friday only will be admitted free.
There will be a dinner honoring the ’68 Buckeyes held in conjunction with the event with $1,000 tickets that will include a team-signed helmet.
For more information on the show, including autograph times and individual autograph prices, visit the promoter’s website.