There are two significant sports autograph shows coming up later this month.
JP’s Sports and Rock Solid Promotions will be holding its “Winter Extravaganza” at the Westchester County Center in White Plains, N.Y. from January 18th-20th. While no current or former Mets players are currently included in the autograph guest lineup, you will have a chance to see baseball Hall of Famers Steve Carlton, Luis Aparicio, Cal Ripken Jr. and Jim Palmer, as well as Atlanta Braves star John Smoltz. Jim Lonborg and Fritz Peterson will sign one free autograph with paid admission on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.
Oddly enough, MAB Celebrity Services’ “Pinstripe Glory Days” show will be of more interest to Mets fans. Held on January 26th & 27th at La Quinta Inn & Suites in Secaucus, the show includes a number of former Mets who also played for the Yankees. David Cone highlights a Saturday lineup that also includes Darryl Strawberry, Mike Stanton, Jose Cardenal, and former Mets broadcaster Tim McCarver. (Newark Bears fans may also want to take advantage of the opportunity to see Tim Raines and Willie Banks.) Willie Randolph, Shane Spencer and Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez will be there on Sunday.
Steiner Sports is having public signings with Hall of Famer Rollie Fingers (January 21st) and Boston Red Sox bane Bucky Dent (January 29th) at its Roosevelt Field Mall store in Garden City, N.Y. this month.
Chris Potter Sports has private signings scheduled with over 70 former baseball players, including former New York Mets Dr. Mike Marshall, Craig Anderson, Gordie Richardson, J.C. Martin, Jose Cardenal, Frank Lary, Ed Bauta, Derek Bell, and Tom Reynolds. The deadline to send in items in January 25th.
Will you be going to any of these autograph shows? Which guest(s) are you looking forward to seeing?