Baseball fans, collectors and everyone else who met Ernie Banks were left smiling and laughing, just the way he intended. Here are some memories from those around the hobby.
Tristar’s Houston show shook off a winter storm and provided an outlet for sports memorabilia collectors and fans. A guest lineup of Dwight Howard, Andy Pettitte, Tony Dorsett, Earl Campbell, “Sugar” Ray Leonard, Mike Singletary and Clyde Drexler, among others, didn’t hurt.
Tristar has announced the opening of a new Field of Dreams store in Las Vegas, with appearances scheduled for Joe Montana and Jerry Rice.
Ticket sales are up for The National Sports Collectors Convention, which boasts one of the largest autograph
pavilions to date with nearly 100 signers. In early sales, Clemens and Piazza are leading the way.
While autograph guests tend to draw the crowds and get people talking at Tristar shows, the January Houston show had dealers glowing about vintage card sales and the big crowds on Saturday.
There are many ways to celebrate a milestone anniversary. For Tristar, celebrating 25 years meant a one-day show with members of the Houston Texans as autograph guests, free attendance and plenty of smiling fans.
Tristar Productions is hosting a one-day show at the Reliant Center. Admission is free and the autograph guests include a host of Houston Texans, including J.J. Watt, Arian Foster, Matt Schaub and many more.
SCD Columnist Ross Forman provides his take on the National Convention, from the memorabilia on display to the autograph guests and everything in between.
The January Houston Tristar shows was dubbed as one of the best in over a decade, according to those in attendance, including robust Saturday numbers that were fueled by a solid autograph lineup.