On Sunday November 24th, MM Shows LLC will host public autograph signings for former Boston Red Sox MLB All-Star first baseman, Bill Buckner and former New York Mets outfielder, Mookie Wilson. The signing is part of the 2013 Chicago Sun-Times Sports Collectibles Convention which will be held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois.
27 years ago, the names Bill Buckner and Mookie Wilson were etched into World Series history. On Saturday October 26, 1986, the Red Sox took a 3-2 lead into Game Six of the 1986 World Series against the New York Mets. The game was tied 3-3 at the end of nine innings. The Red Sox scored twice in the top of the 10th to take a 5-3 lead. In the bottom of the 10th, the first two Mets hitters popped-out. With the Sox just one out away from a World Series Championship, the next two batters (Gary Carter and Kevin Mitchell) reached base before Mets third baseman, Ray Knight came to bat. Down to his last strike, Knight hit a single which brought Carter home and sent Mitchell to third. With the tying run on third (Mitchell) and the winning run on first (Knight), it was up to Mets centerfielder, Mookie Wilson to keep the Mets season alive. With Wilson at the plate, a wild pitch from Red Sox relief pitcher, Bob Stanley brought Michell home (tying the game) and sent Knight to second. Mookie's at-bat is believed to last at least 10 pitches as he fouled off pitch after pitch from Stanley. On the final pitch, Mookie hit a slow roller down the first base line towards Buckner. It passed through his legs, allowing Knight to score and forcing a decisive Game Seven. The Mets went on to win Games Seven and the Series. Wilson's hit is one of the most memorable and photographed play in baseball history.
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
5555 North River Road
Rosemont, Il 60018
Friday - November 22nd 4:30pm - 9:00pm
Saturday - November 23rd 9:30am - 5:00pm
Sunday - November 24th 10:00am - 4:00pm
Special VIP members can enter at 30 mins early
Daily Admission Prices:
Ages 8 and Up: $10.00
Ages 7 and Under: $5.00
Time: Bill Buckner and Mookie Wilson will begin signing autographs on Sunday.
Bring Your Own Item - Autograph Prices:
Bill Buckner - Any Item: $39.00
Mookie Wilson - Any Item: $39.00
Buy Brand New - Mail Order Autograph Prices:
Bill Buckner Autographed 8x10 Photo: $54.00
Bill Buckner Autographed MLB Baseball: $64.00
Bill Buckner Autographed Bat: $99.00
Mookie Wilson Autographed 8x10 Photo: $54.00
Mookie Wilson Autographed MLB Baseball: $64.00
Mookie Wilson Autographed Bat: $99.00
Photo Op: $39.00
The Buckner and Wilson signings are part of the 2013 Chicago Sun-Times Sports Collectibles Convention. There will be plenty of other football, baseball and basketball stars signing autographs as well. Checkout the full list of autograph guests. Price and schedule are subject to change. Player reserves the right to refuse any item.
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