By Andrew Tolentino | Hockey Editor
Throwing its own birthday bash, major trading card dealer Dave and Adams Card World will celebrate 20 years of being in business and a store opening with its first Hockey Fest.
Just in time to include its fourth store in Niagra Falls, N.Y., Dave and Adam’s late-summer fling is filled with promotions player signings and other perks. From Aug. 11 – Aug. 14, all four of the company’s Buffalo area stores will collectively host the hockey hullabaloo.
“Buffalo and the Southern Ontario Region is home to passionate hockey fans and we wanted to celebrate our 20th anniversary along with the opening of our new store by bringing in some of the biggest names in hockey”, said D&A Card World CEO Adam Martin.
Some such names from the roster include legends Gordie Howe, Tony Esposito, Gilbert Perreault and legend in the making Steven Stamkos. All of whom will be signing various items on respective dates and at different locations:
- Howe – Aug. 11 @ Tonawanda
- Esposito – Aug. 12 @ Williamsville
- Stamkos – Aug. 13 @ Orchard Park
- Perreault – Aug. 14 @ Niagra Falls
Either staying parked at one store or making the four-day pilgrimage, collectors can take advantage of on-site services from the Upper Deck Authenticated crew and stock up on sale-marked merchandise. D&A announced that there will be “massive sales” on hockey cards, apparel as well as giveaway goodies from Upper Deck, Fathead and yours truly (no, not me specifically) Beckett Media.
If you’re able to make it out to this post-National-anniversary-grand-opening extravaganza, please feel free to post images in the Beckett.com forums and/or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org for print consideration in Beckett Hockey.