A winter storm that cut a large swath across the eastern half of the country caused some problems for shows and other scheduled events over the weekend. Sunday’s 80-table show at Hofstra University in Hempsted, NY and Saturday’s J&J All-Star Sports Card Show in Indianapolis were among those cancelled due to expected icy conditions.
The three-day Midwest Sports Spectacular in Columbus, OH, went on as scheduled although the show closed a little early Saturday as bad weather approached.
Jim Brown, Pete Rose, possible NFL #1 draft pick Nick Bosa, Denzel Ward, Nick Chubb, Leroy Kelly, Tony Perez, George Foster and several other current and former Ohio State Buckeyes were among the autograph guests.
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Parts of Ohio received several inches of snow and ice and those who couldn’t make the drive to Columbus were offered the option of receiving a refund for their autograph tickets.
Winter life is a little less stressful in Florida, where the two-day show at the Big Top Flea Market brought collectors and dealers to Tampa. The monthly event has been going on for three years.
The Tampa baseball card show at the Big Top is in full swing this weekend come check it out pic.twitter.com/lYyT2pUq8r
— Terry Tampacardshow (@TampaCardshow) January 19, 2019
Day two of the Tampa BaseballCards and Collectibles show at the Big Top come on out and have some fun!! pic.twitter.com/zZ5z3wb5o8
— Terry Tampacardshow (@TampaCardshow) January 20, 2019
Midwesterners looking to get out of the house can always count on the show at the Quincy (IL) Mall. It’s the longest-running mall show in the country and it’ll return next weekend, January 26 and 27.
“Late January is always one of the best times of the year for baseball cards,” said local collector John Mast. “You have new issues of cards coming out, which complements the never-ending interest of collectors looking for older cards to complete past sets. It’s a great time of the year.”
A pair of former St. Louis Cardinals are scheduled to sign autographs this year.