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First autograph guests announced for 40th National in Chicago

Edgar Martinez, Harold Baines and Lee Smith, 2019 Baseball HOF inductees, lead the list of autograph signers at the 40th National in Chicago.
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Tristar Productions has announced the initial group of signers for the 40th National Sports Collectors Convention.

Included are 2019 Baseball Hall of Fame inductees Edgar Martinez, Harold Baines and Lee Smith, along with 2018 inductees Chipper Jones and Trevor Hoffman. The list is loaded with other Hall of Famers including Roberto Alomar, Jeff Bagwell, Craig Biggio, Wade Boggs, Rod Carew, Bobby Cox, Andre Dawson, Carlton Fisk, Bob Gibson, Rickey Henderson, Reggie Jackson, Al Kaline, Tony LaRussa, Eddie Murray, Brooks Robinson and Ivan Rodriguez.

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This group will be joined by hit king Pete Rose, Dwight Gooden, Jim Edmonds and 2010 American League MVP Josh Hamilton.

Football is also well represented. Appearing in Chicago will be Dick Butkus, Joe Montana, Bob Griese, Ray Guy, Jim Kelly, Jerry Kramer, Andre Reed, Lawrence Taylor, Thurman Thomas, O.J. Anderson, Curley Culp, Rickey Jackson, Randy White and Jack Youngblood.

Also appearing will be two-time Olympic gold medalist and Women’s National Team goalkeeper Hope Solo. She will be joined by wrestling stars Rick Flair and Hulk Hogan. And Star Trek’s Captain Kirk – William Shatner, will make his first ever National appearance.

Tristar will announce additional signers as they are confirmed. The schedule of appearances, pricing and autograph ticket sales will be announced by Tristar. Visit Tristar at for up-to-date information.

The 40th National Sports Collectors Convention will be held July 31-Aug. 4 at the Donald E Stephens Convention Center in Chicago (Rosemont). General admission tickets and VIP admission packages for the National are currently available. Visit for more information.