The three-day show, held April 25-27 at the Cow Palace, drew more than 5,000 collectors, including a throng of red-wearing 49ers faithful when Colin Kaepernick, head coach Jim Harbaugh and stars such as Patrick Willis, NaVorro Bowman and Frank Gore, among others, signed autographs.
Reggie Jackson, Carlton Fisk, Bobby Shantz and members of the 1969 N.Y. Mets and Stanley Cup Champion N.Y. Islanders among the featured guests at the Long Island National #19.
Signing autographs but not veal cutlets – a great American pastime that is as old as the game itself. Here are some quotes about the hobby from some of the game’s elite.
The line “If you build it, they will come” is from”‘Field of Dreams” but it also applies to corporate events and the legendary ballplayers they attract. And even while they are paid handsomely to be there, that doesn’t mean they will cater to the fans.
One of the headline items in SCP Auctions’ current sale, the jersey reportedly worn by Reggie Jackson in Game 6 of the 1977 World Series, has been withdrawn from the sale regarding inconsistencies with the “NY” logo and the pinstripes based on video footage from the game.
SCP Auctions has a big-time auction scheduled for April 10-27. Among the personal collections of John Havlicek, Steve Garvey, Rollie Fingers and many others will be iconic game-used jersey from Reggie Jackson (Game 6 of 1977 World Series) and Wayne Gretzky (1980-81 Edmonton Oilers).