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WNY Sports Card Expo Features Impressive Lineup of Athletes and Actors
WNY Sports Card Expo Features Impressive Lineup of Athletes and Actors


Baseball, football and basketball legends — including several Hall of Fame members — will take part in the Western New York Sports Card Expo Sept. 20-21 at Batavia Downs Gaming, 8315 Park Road, Batavia. Also taking part in this unique event, presented by The Sports Corner, will be professional wrestling great Ric Flair and four actors from the HBO hit series “The Sopranos.” 

Kicking off the autograph lineup from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, will be NBA Hall of Famer and former Syracuse University star Dave Bing, along with former Syracuse standouts John Wallace, Roosevelt Bouie, Lawrence Moten and Pearl Washington. 

Several member of Cincinnati Reds “Big Red Machine” will also be signing autographs on Saturday, including Pete Rose, Ken Griffey Sr., George Foster and Cesar Geronimo from noon to 1:30 p.m., followed by Johnny Bench and Tony Perez from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Joining Bench and Perez will be the legendary Lou Piniella!

The fun continues on Sunday, Sept. 21, when NFL Hall of Famer Gale Sayers signs autographs from 11 a.m. to noon. He will be joined on stage by MLB greats Jose Canseco and Eric Davis! Wrestling legend Ric Flair will take the spotlight from noon to 1 p.m.

Rounding out the event from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday will be four stars from the hit HBO series “The Sporanos.” Taking part in the festivities will be Aida Turturro (Janice Soprano), Vincent Pastore (Salvatore “Big Pussy” Bonpensiero), John Ventimiliga (Artie Bucco) and Tony Darrow (Larry Boy Barese).

The event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days, will also feature more than 70 tables of sports cards and memorabilia. Representatives from James Spence Authentication (JSA) will also take part in the two-day event.

Admission is $5 per person and free for children 8 and under when accompanied by a paying adult. Guest 18 and over will also receive a $5 free play certificate for the casino with their paid admission.

For more information, including details on autograph pricing and mail orders, please visit www.thepurplepeopleeaters.com


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