Well it's that time of year again when the Sun Times plays host to the Annual Sports Collectibles Convention. For anyone not around the Chicagoland area, each year the Chicago Sun-Times, along with various other sponsors host a huge card and collectible show at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. This years show is from March 19-21 and is featuring autograph guests from all over the sports world. Anyone interested in scoring some autos of some of your favorite players would be in heaven at this show.
I have been to the National Show twice and this one three times. I have to say that I have actually found more things that peaked my interest at this Rosemont show in the past. I will definitely be going on Saturday. I have already made out my shopping lists and have some specific goals in mind. I'm also looking for some wax to bust so that should be fun. While not a big autograph collector, there are a few guys I have my eye on. I will definitely be showing off some of the things I pick up on the blog over the next week or so.
If you want to find out more about the show, you can go here to check it out. Maybe I will see some of you there. Although I probably wouldn't know it if I did.
For all you Graph hounds out there, here are some of the guests to temp your self-control:
Lou Brock, Johnny Lattner, Bobby Hull, Ernie Banks, Luis Aparicio, Len Dawson, Dick Williams, Adam West (yes, Batman or Mayor West of Quahog depending on how old you are), Don Larson, Andre Dawson, Bill Buckner, John Riggins, Whitey Ford, Juan Marichal, Roberto Duran, Tony Rice, Michael Oher, Chuck Bednarik, Chris Johnson, Ozzie Smith, Keith Hernandez, Denis Savard, Percy Harvin, Jared Allen, Emmitt Smith, Willie McCovey, Members of the '72 Dolphins, Negro League Legends
There are a ton more. I didn't list them all. Check out their site for a complete list.