Once reserved for their own shows, wrestling stars, especially the likes of Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair, now share the same stage as ballplayers as fan favorites during mainstream sports shows.
Despite flooding in Texas, Rockets and Astros stars draw fans to the autograph area, while collectors seek out Koufax, T205s
A February sports show in Houston sounds nice, and collectors came up in force for the Tristar Productions event. A solid autograph lineup helped the cause.
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.
The autograph pavilion at the National Convention is a bustling place. With more than 90 signers in 2013, the activity was greater than ever. If you wanted one “regular item” signed by every guest at the 2013 National, it would have cost $5,640.
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.