By Ray Schulte, SchulteSports.com/SchulteAuctions.com
In addition to the Baltimore Orioles' Hall of Famers Brooks Robinson, Eddie Murray, Cal Ripken Jr., Jim Palmer and Earl Weaver, more former Orioles and Baltimore Colts greats are being added daily to the roster of athletes scheduled to appear at Charm City Heroes, a two day signing and collectible show April 22-23 at the Pikesville Hilton.
Current Baltimore Ravens superstars including Joe Flacco, Ray Lewis and Michael Oher have been added to the current roster of players signing autographs. Robbie Alomar, a 2011 Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee, will also be making a rare Baltimore signing appearance at the show.
Show hours are 6-9 p.m. Friday with free admission. The doors open at 9 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $8 for the day. The show is open to the public.
Schulte Sports recently announced it has been retained by The National Sports Collectors Convention, the country's premier showcase event for the sports and entertainment collectibles industry, to spearhead public relations initiatives for their Chicago 2011 and Baltimore 2012 shows.
The 32nd-annual National Sports Collectors Convention will be held in Chicago at the Donald E. Stevens Convention Center, Aug. 3-7, 2011, while the 33rd-annual show will return to the Baltimore Convention Center in 2012.
The five-day event is the largest collectibles show in the country, with dealers from all over the country exhibiting game-used and vintage memorabilia. A highlight of the show is the TriStar Autograph Pavilion hosting many current and past legends of the sports world signing for the general public.
For more information about The National Sports Collectors Convention, fans and collectors can visit its Web site, www.nsccshow.com, for news concerning the latest player signature updates, corporate sponsored promotions and ticket information (tickets on sale online now). Dealers interested in exhibiting please contact Megan Broggi at NSCCOffice@aol.com or call her at (732) 735-6683.
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Issue 159: March 2011