2021 National Sports Collectors Convention Autograph Lineup Begins to Take Shape

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TRISTAR has announced the first 2021 National Sports Collectors Convention autograph guests. Totally more than 80 athletes, over 20 of which are signing at the show for the first time.

Barry Sanders, David Ortiz, Ozzie Smith, Ryne Sandberg, Johnny Bench, Bobby Hull, Brett Hull and Roger Clemens are among the headliners making their return to the National. Larry Walker and Ted Simmons, both of whom were part of baseball’s 2020 Hall of Fame class, make their National debuts in Chicago. James Worthy, Felix Hernandez and Horace Grant are also first-time attendees.

The list has 18 VIP signers. Signatures from these athletes are available as part of the National’s VIP and Super VIP ticket packages.

Breaking down the signers list, baseball has the biggest contingent with 40 players. They’re joined by 26 from football, 15 from basketball and three from hockey. This is just the initial list and more athletes are expected to be added.

Autograph tickets go on sale on Friday, June 11.

The 2021 National Sports Collectors Convention runs from July 28 to August 1 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center is Rosemont, just outside of Chicago.

2021 National Sports Collectors Convention Autograph Signers

Please note that more names are expected. This list is also subject to change.

* = VIP signer, ^ = first National appearance


Jeff Bagwell
Stan Bahnsen*
Johnny Bench
Jeff Burroughs*
Chris Carpenter^
Jack Clark*
Roger Clemens
Cecil Cooper*
Marty Cordova
Andre Dawson
R.A. Dickey^
Darrell Evans*^
Rollie Fingers
Rich Gossage
Ozzie Guillen
Felix Hernandez^
Fergie Jenkins
Chipper Jones
Ron Kittle*
Chuck Knoblauch^
Greg Luzinski*
Fred Lynn
Juan Marichal
Gary Matthews Sr.
Denny McLain
Brian McRae*^
Graig Nettles
David Ortiz
Dave Parker
Mike Piazza
Bret Saberhagen
Ryne Sandberg
Ted Simmons^
Lee Smith
Ozzie Smith
Dave Stewart^
Tim Stoddard*
Larry Walker^
Frank White*^
Mike Witt^


Nate Archibald
Rick Barry
Randy Brown*^
Bill Cartwright
Michael Cooper^
George Gervin^
Gail Goodrich^
Horace Grant^
Toni Kukoc
Cliff Levingston*^
Kevin McHale
Calvin Murphy*
Robert Parish
Byron Scott^
James Worthy^


Dave Casper
Jim Covert^
Curley Culp
Joe DeLamielleure*
Antonio Gates^
Ray Guy
Dante Hall^
Dan Hampton
Ted Hendricks
Dexter Jackson*
Charlie Joiner*
Jim Kelly
Tom Mack
Drew Pearson
John Randle
Dave Robinson
Barry Sanders
Billy Shaw*
Art Shell
Will Shields
Billy Sims
Lynn Swann
Lawrence Taylor
Thurman Thomas
Everson Walls*^
Jack Youngblood


Chris Chelios
Bobby Hull
Brett Hull

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