By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
The National Sports Collectors Convention is nearly two months away, and now is the time for collectors to get started with their planning.
Tickets for the massive autograph pavilion go on sale to the public today at 7 p.m. ET. This year’s show takes place July 31-August 4 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill.
There are a number of stars from many sports signing at the National.
Top stars include baseball’s Roger Clemens, Mike Piazza Cal Ripken Jr., Frank Thomas, Roberto Alomar and Chipper Jones; football’s Eric Dickerson and Frank Gifford; boxing’s Sugar Ray Leonard; hockey’s Bobby Hull and Tony Esposito; NBA rookie Damian Lillard and soccer star Mia Hamm.
To see a full list of autograph attendees, click here.
Take note, there are some rules for players such as Piazza will not sign anything to do with the Clemens bat throwing incident or Chipper Jones will not sign Larry Wayne Jones Jr.
Prices vary for each player and depending on the item getting sign. There are some affordable autographs, but also some expensive ones on the list such as Clemens, which is $200 for a signed baseball.