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Sports Card & Memorabilia Show to be Held at the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum
Sports Card & Memorabilia Show to be Held at the  Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum
Card show to bring collectors of all ages together

PORTSMOUTH, VA – Collectors everywhere are always looking for a place where they can interact with fellow collectors. On Saturday, August 31, the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum will host a sports card and memorabilia show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Collectors of all ages are invited to look at and purchase a large variety of sports cards and memorabilia from different dealers and collectors in the region. The event also brings a discounted rate for guests of the Museum where they can enter the card show and tour the downstairs portion of the Museum for only $2. Interactive exhibits in the Museum can be accessed upstairs with full admission price ($7).

Autograph Guests:

            Autograph guests will be available on the day of the show. Autographs are free, and photos of the individuals will be available for purchase. Autograph guests include: 

  • Kenny Easley, class of 1998: A first-round draft pick by the Seattle Seahawks in 1981, Easley was named an NFL All-Rookie selection. Easley followed up his first year in grand fashion starting a four-year string of being named All-Pro, All-AFC, and All-NFL. Twice during his five-year career, Easley was named the Seahawks’ “Most Valuable Player,” and in 1983-84, was selected as the AFC & NFL’s “Defensive Player of the Year.”
  • Bobby Dandridge, class of 1992: Dandridge was selected as a fourth-round draft choice by the Milwaukee Bucks and enjoyed eight seasons with them. He became a three-time NBA All-Star with the Bucks’ and a member of their 1972 NBA World Championship Team which included Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Oscar Robinson. Dandridge signed with the Washington Bullets and played with them for four years. While playing with the Washington Bullets, he was an NBA All-Star and a member of their 1978 NBA Championship Team.
    • Jim Coates, class of 1994: American league pitcher for the New York Yankees who pitched in in the World Series in 3 different seasons (1960-61-62). Coates was a member of the 1960 American League All-Star team while going 13-3 with a 4.28 ERA for the Yankees that season.
    • Johnny Newman, class of 2011: Newman was drafted in the 2nd round (29th overall) by the Cleveland Cavaliers. In his 16-year career in the NBA, Newman scored 12,740 points and played in 1,159 games, while starting 512 of them.

Vendors:

Vendors interested in participating in the sports card and memorabilia show should contact Corry Gross at (757) 393-8031 ext. 14 or email grossc@vshfm.com. Limited space is available.

The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum is open daily during the summer from 10 a.m. to 5p.m. Monday through Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $7 per person, $6 military or senior citizen (age 65+) and free for members and children 2 or younger. For more information, call (757) 393-8031 or visit www.vshfm.com.

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