PHOTOS: Card Show with Kyle Brady

The Capital City Mall located in Harrisburg held a sports card & memorabilia show promoted by CAC-Shows today.  When I was there Kyle Brady and LeSean McCoy were signing autographs.  Later in the day Ryan Clark and Tyrone Carter of the Steelers showed up to sign autographs too.  I busted a few packs and picked up some stuff for my collection.  Take a look!  

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This is the setup where you would get your autographs.  It was right inside of a closed Disney Store.  It really is the happiest place on Earth 🙂

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They had a ton on items to purchase if you needed something to get signed.

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Kyle Brady signing my new Rawlings Black/Gold Penn State football.  It doesn’t get more authentic than this.

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LeSean McCoy signing autographs.

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This is the first time I’ve gotten something signed in gold.  I think it turned out nice.

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The main center of the show.  I’m glad to see it so packed.

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I had to pick one of these up for my collection.

 

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I give this show a total of 4 hot dogs out of 5 (1=poor  5=perfect).  There were more dealers than what I thought there would be.  It had a great combination of vintage and modern cards which appeals to different collectors.  There was only one dealer really selling wax, and they had a great selection.  He only had two tins left of 2007 UD Sweet Spot Classic and I snatched them up quick.  CAC-Shows handles the autograph signings very well.  If you don’t have anything to get signed, they provide a wide array of items to get autographed.  They also have an informative setup showing autograph seekers where to go for each athlete.

Card Show with the Steelers

The Colonial Park Mall located in Harrisburg, PA was having a card show this weekend with some Pittsburgh Steelers there to sign autographs.  I decided to go since it isn’t that long of a drive.  

The show itself was a lot bigger than what I had anticapated.  I recognized some of the dealers that have been attending local shows for years.  If you were a Phillies or Steelers fan, there was a ton of stuff for you.  The promotor for the show was CAC-Shows.  They do a lot of cards shows and autograph signings in Pennsylvania and Maryland.  I believe this was the first CAC-Show I have attended.  It wasn’t very crowded, not even when the autograph guests arrived.

Two Pittsburgh Steelers were scheduled to sign autographs, but when I got there three showed up: Levon Kirkland, Lawrence Timmons, and Michael Merriweather.  All of them were really nice and glad to talk with their fans.  I got Merriweather and Kirkland to sign my football.

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Michael Merriweather was a linebacker for the Steelers from 1982 – 1987 and a 3x Pro Bowler

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Levon Kirkland was a linebacker with the Steelers from 1992 – 2000 and a 2x Pro Bowler

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Merriweather, Timmons, and Kirkland

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Updated picture of my football signed by: Greg Pruitt, Larry Little, Paul Krause, Michael Merriweather, and Levon Kirkland

 

I did make some purchases while I was there.  Here is a video recap of what I pulled and picked up.  Browsing the tables, I did find a Harry Kalas 2005 UD Sweet Spot autograph, but didn’t buy it because of the $125.00 price.  I’m probably better off getting one on eBay.

Overall I think it was a good show and I plan to attend more in the future.  Many of the dealers had stuff I liked, and getting autographs and photos with former Steelers is always great.