2015 National Sports Collectors Convention Returns To Rosemont


July 16th 2015

CHICAGO (CBS) — Rosemont will become the mecca for fans of sports nostalgia and autograph seekers in late July.

The National Sports Collectors Convention, touted as “the greatest sports gathering in the world,” returns to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Road, July 29-Aug. 2.

The first National Sports Collectors Convention was held in Los Angeles in 1980. Since 2011, it has returned to Rosemont every other year.

Dozens of star athletes will be signing autographs, with over 45,000 collectors and fans attending.
“The National Sports Collectors Convention is sports and entertainment collectibles premier showcase,” said Mike Berkus, founder of the convention. “We are excited to have Chicago showcase some of the greatest sports vintage memorabilia in existence.”

The event has plenty for Chicago fans, with appearances planned by Joakim Noah, Gale Sayers, Bobby Hull, Paul Konerko, Fergie Jenkins, Carlton Fisk, Dennis Rodman and others.
Blackhawks Hall Of Famer Pierre Pilote, the captain on the 1961 Stanley Cup team. will be part of the VIP reception on July 29, along with Cy Young winners Bret Saberhagen and Rollie Fingers.
Members of the 1980 Gold Medal USA Hockey team will also be signing, including goalie Jim Craig and team captain Mike Eruzione

Ticket prices range from $18 for a single day general admission ticket to a variety of package deals, ranging from $129 to $279. Depending on the package, fans can get selected free autographs, access to the front of an autograph line and other benefits.
Tickets can be purchased online at

(Chicago athletes in bold)
Rollie Fingers 4:30 PM
Pierre Pilote 4:30 PM
Bret Saberhagen 4:30 PM
Lem Barney 5:30 PM
Ed Belfour 5:30 PM
Tom Gordon 5:30 PM
Tony Esposito 5:45 PM
Eric Hinske 5:45 PM
Bobby Hull 6:00 PM
Paul Konerko 6:15 PM
Fergie Jenkins 6:30 PM
Chris Chelios 6:45 PM

Curley Culp 11:00 AM
Dan Dierdorf 11:00 AM
Jon Matlack 11:00 AM
Ben Grieve 11:15 AM
Aeneas Williams 11:15 AM
Willie Roaf 11:30 AM
Jim Craig 12:00 PM
Dermontti Dawson 12:15 PM
John Harrington 12:15 PM
Mick Tingelhoff 12:15 PM
Neal Broten 12:30 PM
Ken Morrow 12:30 PM
Mike Ramsey 1:00 PM
Mark Wells 1:00 PM
Eric Strobel 1:30 PM
Phil Verchota 1:30 PM
Steve Christoff 2:00 PM
Bob Griese 2:00 PM
Jack O’Callahan 2:00 PM
Rob McClanahan 2:30 PM
Dave Silk 2:30 PM
Dave Christian3:00 PM
Steve Janaszak 3:00 PM
Mark Johnson 3:15 PM
Mike Eruzione 3:30 PM
Craig Patrick 3:30 PM
Vince Ferragamo 3:30 PM
Bill Buckner 4:00 PM
Paul Hornung 4:00 PM
Tony LaRussa 4:00 PM
Mookie Wilson 4:00 PM
Steve Largent 4:15 PM
Buzz Schneider 4:30 PM

Jim Bunning 10:45 AM
Marv Levy 11:00 AM
Frank Robinson 11:00 AM
Dave Winfield 11:00 AM
Rod Carew 11:15 AM
Manny Sanguillen 11:15 AM
Barry Larkin 11:30 AM
Robin Yount 11:30 AM
Jim Kelly 12:00 PM
Dennis Rodman 12:30 PM
Lawrence Taylor 12:30 PM
Dennis Eckersley 12:45 PM
Manny Ramirez 1:00 PM
Jim Palmer 1:30 PM
Thurman Thomas 1:45 PM
Wade Boggs 2:00 PM
Gale Sayers 2:00 PM
Bruce Smith 2:00 PM
Carlton Fisk 2:15 PM
Frank Kaminsky 2:15 PM
Nate Archibald* 2:30 PM
Jim Rice 2:30 PM
John Riggins 3:00 PM
Randy Gradishar 3:15 PM
John Havlicek 3:30 PM
Dominique Wilkins 3:30 PM
Jim Langer 3:45 PM
Bob Gibson 4:00 PM
Tim Raines 4:00 PM
Joakim Noah 4:30 PM

Rickey Henderson 11:00 AM
Ric Flair 11:00 AM
Dexter Jackson 11:00 AM
Bill Mazeroski 11:00 AM
Cal Ripken Jr. 11:00 AM
Derek Bell 11:15 AM
Mike Piazza 11:15 AM
Allen Iverson 11:30 AM
Reggie Jackson 11:30 AM
Randy Johnson 12:00 PM
Pedro Martinez 12:00 PM

Eddie Murray 10:45 AM
Johnny Bench 11:00 AM
Fred Biletnikoff 11:00 AM
Steve Carlton 11:00 AM
Roger Clemens 11:00 AM
Todd Hollandsworth 11:00 AM
Tony Perez 11:15 AM
Dontrelle Willis 11:15 AM
Pete Rose 11:30 AM
Maury Wills 11:30 AM
Brooks Robinson 12:00 PM
Joe Morgan 12:30 PM
John Randle 12:30 PM
Randy White 12:45 PM
Joe Torre 1:00 PM
Craig Biggio 1:15 PM
Ozzie Smith 1:30 PM
Lou Brock 1:45 PM
Whitey Herzog 2:00 PM
Rickey Jackson 2:00 PM
John Candelaria 2:15 PM
Tom Glavine 2:15 PM
Ray Guy 2:30 PM
Bruce Sutter 2:30 PM
Bob Lilly 3:00 PM

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