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Initial autograph guest list for 2018 National Collectors Convention announced

The 2018 National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland is less than four months away, and now collectors can start planning their strategy on whose autographs to chase after.
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TRISTAR Productions has announced the initial list of signers for the 39th National Sports Collectors Convention at the International (IX) Center in Cleveland Ohio, Aug. 1-5. 

The list includes Hall of Famers from every sport and is sure to be a hit with attendees at the National. Ticket prices and the schedule of guest appearances will be announced by TRISTAR on its website in early to mid June.

Baseball is always well represented at the National. This year is no exception.

Cleveland fans will be happy to see two-time A.L. Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber at the National. New 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees Jack Morris and Alan Trammell will be on hand just after their Cooperstown Ceremony the previous weekend. They will be joined by fellow Hall of Famers including Robbie Alomar, Johnny Bench, Dennis Eckersley, Wade Boggs, Rod Carew, Steve Carlton, Andre Dawson, Reggie Jackson, Rickey Henderson, Bob Gibson, Randy Johnson, Rich “Goose” Gossage, Tony LaRussa, Al Kaline, Eddie Murray, Tim Raines, and Gaylord Perry. Other Hall of Famers appearing include Jim Rice, Cal Ripken Jr., Ozzie Smith, Bruce Sutter, Dave Winfield and Robin Yount. Also appearing will be Roger Clemens, Dwight Evans, Mark Grace, Fred Lynn and Pete Rose.

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With the Pro Football Hall of Fame just a few miles away in Canton, there will be a group of football signers at the show. Legendary Browns star QB Bernie Kosar and Bengals great Kenny Anderson will be guests at the 2018 National. New 2018 NFL Hall of Fame inductees Jerry Kramer and Robert Brazile will be signing. They will be joined by Barry Sanders, Bob Lilly, The Original LT Lawrence Taylor, Earl Campbell, Dick Butkus, Bob Griese, Jim Kelly, Andre Reed, Bruce Smith, Jason Taylor, Thurman Thomas, Randy White and Jack Youngblood. A contingent of former Pittsburgh Steelers will appear including “The Bus” Jerome Bettis, “Mean” Joe Greene, Jack Ham, Franco Harris, Jack Lambert, Andy Russell, Donnie Shell, Mike Wagner and Rocky Bleier. In addition, a group of former Ohio State Heisman winners including Eddie George, Archie Griffin and Troy Smith will be on hand.

Hockey Hall of Famers Ray Bourque and Phil Esposito will sign. The 1980 “Miracle on Ice” goalie Jim Craig, who led Team USA to an improbable gold medal, will also be a guest.

Basketball Hall of Famer Artis Gilmore and the always-popular Christian Laettner will be on hand in Cleveland.

Boxing Hall of Famer and now Broadway and Hollywood star Mike Tyson is also scheduled to sign.

Finally, movie stars Tom Berenger and Corbin Bernsen from the movie “Major League” will be signers along with TV star Barbara Eden “I Dream of Jeannie.”

Additional signers will be released as they are confirmed. 

Any autograph related questions can be sent directly to TRISTAR at or by calling 713-488-1101.