National announces free autograph guests

Attendees at the 31st National Sports Collectors Convention Sneak Peek on Wednesday evening, August 4 will receive an extra treat. In addition to the previously announced free Baltimore Orioles ticket promotion, sponsored by, Sneak Peek guests will have the opportunity to get free autographs from three local favorites. The National Sports Collectors Convention will run from August 4-8, 2010 at the Baltimore Convention Center. Sneak Peek hours are 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 4, 2010. VIPs may enter the show at 3:30 p.m.. Visit for details and ticket information.

Former Orioles pitching star Mike Boddicker will appear at the 31st National Sneak Peek  to sign free autographs for attendees. Boddicker was the hero and MVP of the 1983 American League Championship Series, which paved the way for the Orioles World Series win against the Phillies. A Gold Glove winner, Boddicker was an All Star and led the American League in wins and ERA in 1984.

Lydell Mitchell was a running back for Baltimore and was a member of the Colts teams which won the AFC East Division title three straight years. A three-time Pro Bowl selection, Mitchell had consecutive 1000 yard rushing seasons for the Colts in 1975-76-77. Mitchell, who played his college football at Penn State with Franco Harris, was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2004.

Mark Moseley is a member of the Washington Redskins Ring of Fame and was selected as one of the 70 Greatest Redskins of All Time. The leading scorer in Redskins history with 1207 career points, Moseley was a three-time Pro Bowl selection. In 1972 Moseley was selected as the NFL’s Most Valuable Player, the only placekicker to ever win the award.

Autographs for these three greats will be one per person as time permits. Autographs will be signed in the Tristar Autograph Pavilion. Boddicker and Mitchell will sign from 4:15-6:15, while Moseley will sign from 4:30-7:00PM Lydell Mitchell and Mike Boddicker will also be signing exclusively for VIPs at the VIP Reception held earlier on Wednesday, August 4.

Tickets and VIP Registration Packages for the 31st National Sports Collectors Convention at the Baltimore Convention Center, August 4-8, 2010 are now on sale online at the National’s web site.Single-day General Admission Tickets are $16.50 (if purchased online) and are good for any single day of the National, including the Wednesday Night Sneak Peek on August 4. Tickets purchased on site at the Convention Center will be $19.95

Several variations of VIP Tickets are available from $119-$259 and offer additional benefits. All tickets can be purchased for discounted advance prices on the National’s web site at

Autograph Tickets are currently being sold by Tristar Productions on their web site, . Any autograph related questions should be addressed directly to Tristar by email at:

A limited number of booths are still available for exhibitors at the 31st National in Baltimore. For information or to request booth space, contact Megan in the National Office at 732-735-6683.


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