Major Giveaways Scheduled For The 2016 National

Although the odds of winning are very slim, it can’t hurt to enter some of the contests that will be held during the 2016 National Sports Collectors Convention.  This year in particular there seems to be some heavy prizes up for grabs that you might regret not registering for.  Most only require you to stop by their booth and fill out a short form providing them with your name, e-mail, and phone number.  As of this writing there are three companies holding some nice giveaways that you might want to check out – Baseball Card Roadshows, Wheatland Auction Services, and PSA.

Baseball Card Roadshows (corporate booth #632) will be giving away a Sandy Koufax 1955 Topps RC #123 graded by SGC an 84 (Near Mint 7).  Simply stop by their booth, fill out the entry form, and you’re done.  You don’t even need to be present to win.

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Wheatland Auction Services (corporate booth #’s 657 and 756) has a Muhammad Ali JSA authenticated signed print that you can win.  Stop by and fill out the entry form for your chance to win.

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PSA might take the cake when it comes to prizes this year.  Four lucky collectors will walk away with a Derek Jeter signed baseball, Joe DiMaggio signed check, Mickey Mantle signed photo, or Babe Ruth signed check.  You can enter during the show or on their website right now.  In addition to their on-site grading/authentication services, PSA also has some special giveaways for those who sign up for their Gold or Platinum Collectors Club.  Those people who sign up for the Collectors Club will receive a copy of the book The 100 Greatest Baseball Autographs.  You’ll even have a chance to get the authors to sign it.  Getting your book signed automatically enters you in a contest to win a Ted Williams signed photo.  While supplies last, new Collectors Club members will also receive a commemorative Ty Cobb Lucky 7 promo.  These will be limited to 777 copies.  PSA will be located at corporate booth #49.

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Jim Palmer Scheduled To Sign For 37th Ephrata Lions Club Sports Card Show

UPDATE: Due to a family emergency, Jim Palmer will not be attending the show.  Brooks Robinson will be in his place.

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Former Baltimore Orioles pitcher and Baseball Hall of Famer Jim Palmer is scheduled to sign autographs during the 37th annual Ephrata Lions Club Sports Card Show.  Additional information about the show and signing can be found on the Ephrata Lions Club website.  The next show takes place on Saturday, March 19, 2016.  If you plan on getting an autograph, I recommend getting there early.  The sooner you get your autograph ticket, the earlier you’ll be able to get your autograph.  Tickets for Steve Carlton sold out fast last year.

The Ephrata Lions Club Show is usually a good one.  While attending the show last March, I opened a few boxes of 2015 Leaf Metal Football.  Those two boxes contained a Jameis Winston autograph #’ed/10, and an Amari Cooper autograph #’ed/1.  Over the years I’ve also found lots of stuff for my Harry Kalas collection too.

I’m not sure if I’ll go to this show.  When the National Sports Collectors Convention was in Baltimore for the first time in 2010, I got Jim Palmer to sign a bat.  I really don’t need to get his autograph again.  Who knows?  Maybe I’ll just go for the show.

Here are some of the past shows I’ve attended: