One of the hobby’s longest running sports card shows is back this weekend. The Philly Show, a fixture in eastern Pennsylvania since 1975, sets up shop at the Valley Forge Convention Center Friday-Sunday. Among the autograph signers is Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterback Michael Vick.
Vick is scheduled to sign Friday night, along with former Eagles Randall Cunningham and Fred Barnett and current player Darryl Tapp. Vick’s resurgence after spending time in prison for helping run a dog fighting ring has been one of the year’s major NFL stories. Considered one of the league’s hottest autographs prior to his conviction, Vick’s prices have come down. Show promoter Hunt Auctions has set fees at $55 for flats, $65 for helmets, jerseys and other equipment. Add $20 if you want an inscription.
Among the show’s other autograph guests this weekend is National League Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay ($149 to $179) and teammates Cole Hamels, Roy Oswalt and Shane Victorino, Phils’ Hall of Famers Mike Schmidt ($69-95) and Steve Carlton ($39-49) and member of the 1980 Phillies World Series champs. Pete Rose ($69-99) shows up on Sunday along with the rest of the 1980 Phillies who have committed to the show.
Tickets to the card show are $8 per day and $21 for a weekend pass.