Fanatics Authentic Chicago Sports Collectibles Convention November 2014 Autograph Signings

Back for the 48th time, the Fanatics Authentic Chicago Sun-Times Sports Collectibles Convention is one of the biggest sports memorabilia shows of the entire year. Every year, autograph collectors from all around the country set their eyes on this event as dozens of current and Hall of Fame baseball, football, basketball and hockey players line up to sign autographs.

The show is scheduled to run from Friday November 21st, through Sunday November 23, 2013 and will be held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, located in Rosemont, Illinois.

Location/ Address:

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
5555 N. River Road
Rosemont, Il 60018

Show Schedule:

Friday, November 21st: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, November 22nd: 9:30am - 5:00pm
Sunday, November 23rd: 10:30am - 4:00pm

VIP Members can arrive 30 minutes early.

Admission Prices:

Regular Admission: $10.00
Ages Four through ten: $5.00
Ages Three and Under: FREE

Autograph Guests


Madison Bumgarner: San Francisco Giants 2x MLB All-Star Pitcher
3x World Series Champion (2010, 2012 and 2014)
2014 World Series Most Valuable Player

Steve Carlton: St. Louis Cardinals/ Philadelphia Phillies 10x MLB All-Star Pitcher
4x National Cy Young Award Winner
6x 20 Win Seasons
329 Career Wins
4,136 Career Strikeouts
1980 Phillies World Series Champion
Class of 1994 Baseball Hall of Fame

Ozzie Smith: St. Louis Cardinals 15x MLB All-Star Shortstop
13x Gold Glove Award Winner
1982 World Series Champion
Baseball HOF Class of 2002

Pete Rose: Cincinnati Reds/ Philadelphia Phillies 17x MLB All-Star Outfielder
MLB's All-Time Career Hits Record
1963 National League ROY
1973 National League MVP
3x World Series Champion

Darryl Strawberry: NY Mets/ LA Dodgers/ NY Yankees 8x NY Mets MLB All-Star Outfielder
1983 National League Rookie of the Year
4x World Series Champion (1986 Mets) and (1996, 1998 and 1999 Yankees)

Jim Palmer: Baltimore Orioles 6x MLB All-Star Pitcher
3x American League Cy Young Award Winner
3x World Series Champion
Class of 1990 Baseball Hall of Fame

Andre Dawson: Chicago Cubs/ Montreal Expos 8x MLB All-Star Outfielder
8x Gold Glove Winner
1977 National League Rookie of the Year
1987 NL Most Valuable Player
Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2010

Carlton Fisk: Boston Red Sox/ Chicago White Sox 11x MLB All-Star Catcher
1972 American League Rookie of the Year
Class of 2000 Baseball Hall of Fame

Bob Gibson: St. Louis Cardinals 9x MLB All-Star Pitcher
1968 National League Most Valuable Player
1968 and 1970 National League Cy Young Award Winner
1964 and 1967 World Series MVP
Class of 1981 Baseball Hall of Fame

Johnny Bench: Cincinnati Reds 14x MLB All-Star Catcher
1970 and 1972 National League Most Valuable Player
1975 and 1976 World Series Champion
1976 World Series MVP
10x NL Gold Glove Award Winner
Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 1989

Frank Thomas: Chicago Whitesox 5x MLB All-Star First Baseman
1993 and 1994 American League MVP
2005 World Series Champion
521 Career Homeruns
Class of 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame

Lou Brock: Chicago Cubs/ St. Louis Cardinals HOF Class of 1985
6x National League All-Star Outfielder
3,023 Career Hits
938 Career Stolen Bases - 2nd Most All-Time (#1 at the time of his retirement)
2x World Series Champion

Billy Williams: Chicago Cubs 6x MLB All-Star Outfielder
1961 National League Rookie of the Year
1972 MLB Batting Champion
Class of 1987 Baseball Hall of Fame

Jim Leyland: Pittsburgh Pirates/ Florida Marlins/ Detroit Tigers Manager
1990 and 1992 NL Manager of the Year (Pirates)
2006 AL Manager of the Year (Tigers)
1997 World Series Champion (Marlins)

Fergie Jenkins: Chicago Cubs 3x MLB All-Star Pitcher
1971 National League Cy Young Award Winner
Class of 1991 Baseball Hall of Fame

Al Kaline: Detroit Tigers 18x MLB All-Star Outfielder
10x Gold Glove Award Winner
1968 World Series Champion
3,007 Hits and 399 Homeruns
Class of 1980 Baseball Hall of Fame

Jose Abreu: Chicago White Sox All-Star First Baseman
2014 AL MVP Candidate
2014 AL Rookie of the Year Candidate

Reggie Jackson: 14x MLB All-Star for the Athletics, Yankees and Angels
1973 American League Most Valuable Player
563 Career Home Runs
Class of 1993 Baseball Hall of Fame

Ryne Sandberg: Philadelphia Phillies/ Chicago Cubs 10x MLB All-Star Second Baseman
9x Gold Glove Award Winner
1984 National League MVP
Class of 2005 Baseball Hall of Fame

Vladimir Guerrero: Montreal Expos/ LA Angles/ Texas Rangers/ Baltimore Orioles 9x MLB All-Star Outfielder
2004 AL Most Valuable Player (Angels)
8x Silver Slugger Award Winner
449 Career Homeruns
1,496 Career RBI

Andy Van Slyke: St. Louis Cardinals/ Pittsburgh Pirates 3x MLB All-Star Outfielder
5x Gold Glove Award Winner
2x Silver Slugger Award Winner

Ted Simmons: St. Louis Cardinals/ Milwaukee Brewers/ Atlanta Braves 8x MLB All-Star Catcher

Anthony Rizzo: Chicago Cubs All-Star First Baseman

Davey Johnson: Baltimore Orioles/ Atlanta Braves 4x MLB All-Ster Second Baseman
3x Gold Glove Award Winner
New York Mets/ Cincinnati Reds/ Baltimore Orioles/ LA Dodgers/ Washington Nationals Manager
NY Mets 1986 World Series Champion
1997 AL Manager of the Year (Orioles)
2012 NL Manager of the Year (Nationals)

Don Mattingly: New York Yankees 6x MLB All-Star First Baseman
9x Gold Glove Award Winner
1984 American League Batting Champion
1985 American League MVP
2x NL West Division Champion as LA Dodgers Manager (2013 and 2014)

Jack Morris: Detroit Tigers/ Minnesota Twins/ Toronto Blue Jays 5x MLB All-Star Pitcher
4x World Series Champion (1984 Tigers, 1991 Twins, 1992 and 1993 Blue Jays)
1991 World Series MVP

Javier Baez: Chicago Cubs Rookie Shortstop/ Second Baseman
Chicago Cubs Top Overall Prospect of 2014

Jorge Soler: Chicago Cubs Rookie Outfielder

Juan Gonzalez: Texas Rangers/ Detroit Tigers/ Cleveland Indians 3x MLB All-Star Outfielder
6x Silver Slugger Award Winner
2x American League MVP (1996 and 1998)

Lou Pinella: Cincinnati Reds/ Seattle Mariners/ Tampa Bay Rays/ Chicago Cubs Manager
1990 World Series Champion (Reds)
1995 and 2001 AL Manager of the Year (Mariners)
2008 NL Manager of the Year (Cubs)
Baltimore Orioles/ KC Royals/ New York Yankees All-Star Outfielder
1969 American League Rookie of the Year
3x World Series Champion (Yankees)

Kirk Gibson: Detroit Tigers/ LA Dodgers Star Outfielder
1984 World Series Champion (Tigers)
1988 World Series Champion (Dodgers)
1988 National League Most Valuable Player
2011 National League Manager of the Year (Arizona Diamondbacks)

Yasiel Puig: LA Dodgers 2014 MLB All-Star Outfielder
One of MLB's Top Rising Stars


Franco Harris: Pittsburgh Steelers/ Seattle Seahawks 9x NFL Pro Bowl Running Back
4x Super Bowl Champion (IX, X, XIII, XIV)
1972 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year
Super Bowl IX Most Valuable Player
Class of 1990 Pro Football Hall of Fame

Lynn Swann: Pittsburgh Steelers 3x NFL Pro Bowl Wide Receiver
4x Super Bowl Champion (SB IX, X, XIII and XIV)
Super Bowl X MVP
Class of 2001 Pro Football Hall of Fame

Mel Blount: Pittsburgh Steelers 5x NFL Pro Bowl Defensive Back
1975 NFL Defensive Player of the Year
4x Super Bowl Champion
NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team
Class of 1989 Pro Football Hall of Fame

Kyle Fuller: Chicago Bears Rookie Defensive Back
September 2014 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month

Earl Campbell: Houston Oilers 5x NFL Pro Bowl Running Back
Texas Longhorns 1977 Heisman Trophy Winner
1978 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year
1979 NFL MVP
3x NFL Rushing Champion
Class of 1991 Pro Football Hall of Fame

Randy White: Dallas Cowboys 9x Pro Bowl Defensive Tackle
Member of the 1980's All-Decade Team
Super Bowl XII Champion and Most Valuable Player
Class of 1994 Pro Football HOF

Billy Sims: Detroit Lions 3x NFL Pro Bowl Running Back
Oklahoma Sooners 1978 Heisman Trophy Winner
1980 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year
Detroit Lions 2nd All-Time Leading Rusher with 5,106 rushing yards and 42 rushing touchdowns

Jerome Bettis: LA Rams/ Pittsburgh Steelers 6x NFL Pro Bowl Running Back
1993 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year
1996 NFL Comeback Player of the Year
Sixth Leading Rusher in NFL History (13,662 Rushing Yards)
Super Bowl XL Champion

Ken Anderson: Cincinnati Bengals 4x NFL Pro Bowl Quarterback
4x NFL Passer Rating Champion
2x NFL Passing Yards Leader
1981 NFL Most Valuable Player
1981 NFL Comeback Player of the Year

Gale Sayers: Chicago Bears 4x NFL Pro Bowl running back
NFL Rookie Record 22 Touchdowns in 1975
Nicknamed "The Kansas Comet"
Class of 1977 Pro Football Hall of Fame

Fred Biletnikoff: Oakland Raiders 6x NFL All-Pro Wide Receiver
Super Bowl XI Champion and Most Valuable Player
Class of 1988 Pro Football Hall of Fame

Jim Kelly: Buffalo Bills 5x NFL Pro Bowl Quarterback
4x AFC Champion
Buffalo Bills All-Time Leading Passer
Class of 2002 Pro Football Hall of Fame

Darryl Talley: Buffalo Bills 2x NFL Pro Bowl Linebacker
4x AFC Champion (1990 - 1993)


Chris Chelios: Montreal Canadiens/ Chicago Blackhawks/ Detroit Red Wings 11x NHL All-Star Defender
3x Stanley Cup Champion (1986 Canadiens, 2002 and 2008 Red Wings)
3x Norris Memorial Trophy Winner (Top Defender)
Class of 2013 Hockey Hall of Fame

Ed Belfour: Chicago Blackhawks/ Dallas Stars/ Toronto Maple Leafs 5x NHL All-Star Goaltender
2x Vezina Trophy Winner (Top NHL Goaltender)
4x NHL Shutouts Leader
Class of 2011 Hockey Hall of Fame

Jeremy Roenick: Chicago Blackhawks/ Phoenix Coyotes/ Philadelphia Flyers/ LA Kings 9x NHL All-Star Center
Third United States born NHL player with over 500 career goals (513)
1,216 Career Points
Class of 2010 United States Hockey Hall of Fame

Mike Modano: Minnesota North Stars/ Dallas Stars 7x NHL All-Star Center
561 Career Goals - 23rd All-Time
1999 Dallas Stars Stanley Cup Champion
Class of 2014 Hockey Hall of Fame


Isiah Thomas: Detroit Pistons 12x NBA All-Star Guard
2x NBA All-Star Game MVP (1984 and 1986)
Back-to-Back NBA Champions (1989 - 1990)
1990 NBA Finals Most Valuable Player
Class of 2000 Basketball Hall of Fame

Darryl Dawkins: Philadelphia 76ers/ New Jersey Nets/ Detroit Pistons Star Center
2x NBA Champion Detroit Pistons (1988 and 1989)

Elvin Hayes: Houston Rockets/ Balitmore Bullets 12x NBA All-Star Power Forward
1969 NBA Rookie of the Year
1969 NBA Scoring Champion
12x NBA All-Star
1978 NBA Champion (Washington Bullets)
27,313 Career Points (8th All-Time NBA History)

Robert Parish: Golden State Warriors/ Boston Celtics/ Chicago Bulls 9x NBA All-Star Center
4x NBA Champion (Celtics - 1981, 1984 and 1986, Bulls - 1997)
Most Games Played in NBA History (1,611)
Class of 2003 Basketball Hall of Fame

Scottie Pippen: Chicago Bulls/ Houston Rockets/ Portland Trailblazers 7x NBA All-Star Forward
6x NBA Champion (1991 - 1993 and 1996 - 1998)
1994 NBA All-Star Game MVP
Class of 2010 Basketball Hall of Fame

Shawn Kemp: Seattle Supersonics/ Cleveland Cavs/ Portland Trailblazers 6x NBA All-Star Forward

Dominique Wilkins: Atlanta Hawks/ Boston Celtics/ San Antonio Spurs 9x NBA All-Star Forward
1986 NBA Scoring Champion
1985 and 1990 NBA Slam Dunk Champion
Nicknamed "The Human Highlight Film"
Class of 2006 Basketball Hall of Fame

Kenny Anderson: New Jersey Nets/ Boston Celtics NBA All-Star Guard

Professional Wrestling

Ric Flair: "The Nature Boy"
10x NWA Heavyweight Champion
8x WCW Heavyweight Champion
2x WWF Champion
Class of 2005 Professional Wrestling HOF


Billy Dee Williams:


Ray Mancini: WBA Light Weight Boxing Champion

Competitive Eating

Joey Chestnut:

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