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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 interested in participating in the sports card and memorabilia show should contact Corry Gross at (757) 393-8031 ext. 14 or email 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

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