Rare autograph appearances by Mike Piazza & Choo Choo Coleman

Next month’s White Plains sports card show is shaping up as a “must attend” event for Mets autograph collectors.

Mike Piazza

Mike Piazza poses for a photo on Beanie Baby Day at Shea Stadium in 1999 (Photo credit: slgckgc)

Mike Piazza will be the headline guest on Saturday, January 21st, with autographs starting at $149. A limited number of autograph tickets for bats and jerseys will be sold $249. Inscriptions and personalizations are an additional $50. While those prices are likely going to prove too high for my budget, I don’t expect to see a significantly better deal anytime soon. When Piazza goes on the Hall of Fame ballot for 2013, expect his autograph prices to get even higher.

JP Sports is also bringing in original Mets catcher Choo Choo Coleman, for what is billed as his first autograph show appearance ever on January 21st. Autographs will be $25.

Other former Mets players attending the show include Jay Hook, John Franco, Al Jackson, Jerry Koosman, Jon Matlack and Gary Sheffield. More guests may be added before the show date. In case you can’t make it, mail order is available.

Not to be outdone, MAB Celebrity Services is planning a 50 Years of Amazin’ Baseball autograph show at the Cesar’s Club at Citi Field on Sunday, January 22nd.

Hall of Famers Willie Mays and Tom Seaver headline a lineup that also includes Coleman, Dwight Gooden, Keith Hernandez, Ron Swoboda, Cleon Jones and Ed Kranepool, as well as special guests Al Kaline and Luis Aparcio.

Start saving your money. 🙂


About Paul

Star Wars fan, NY Mets enthusiast, toy collector & amateur gardener. I like to take pictures & write things.

Posted on December 17, 2011, in Autographs, New York Mets and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Paul are you going to the show??


    • It depends on how much I can afford to spend. I’ll go to White Plains if I can figure a way to fit a Mike Piazza autograph in my budget. Otherwise, I’ll go to Citi Field if I can only afford Choo Choo Coleman.


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