By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
It should be a Stratusfying card show.
WWE Hall of Famer and seven-time women’s champion Trish Stratus will sign copies of the December issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly at the Beckett Media booth one night only during the upcoming Toronto Sportcard and Memorabilia Expo.
The magazine will make its public debut at the show next month with the Toronto native appearing on its cover, which is the 100th cover appearance of her career. Show attendees who buy a copy of the magazine at the booth for the two-hour session beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7, will be able to get it signed and authenticated immediately afterward. Supplies will be limited.
“I’m so excited to finally hit cover 100,” Stratus said on her website. “To be the first from my industry to be on the cover of such a respected and well-known magazine in the sporting world is such an honor. I can’t thank the people at Beckett enough for this opportunity.”
Stratus is just the third woman to appear on the cover of BSCM in its history and is the first professional wrestler to appear on a cover alone. She’s one of the focal points in Topps‘ recently released Road to WrestleMania WWE product with her Queen of WrestleMania insert cards found two per hobby box. Each person who gets a magazine at the Beckett booth also will receive a free card from the set courtesy of Topps.
Look for a reveal of the cover right here as well as on www.trishstratus.com next Monday.
“We knew going in that the 100th cover was going to be special, so there had always been the talk about how to celebrate it,” Stratus said. “I can’t think of a better way to do so than with the people who made it all possible — my incredible Stratuspherians who have been with me on this amazing journey.”
Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball and Beckett Sports Card Monthly magazines. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.