Baseball Hall of Famers Wade Boggs and Jack Morris will highlight the return of the Strongsville Sports Collectors Convention March 25-27 in Strongsville, Ohio.
The SSCC, one the nation’s longest-running all-vintage sports card and memorabilia shows, returns after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. It will be held March 25-27 at the Best Western Conference Center (15471 Royalton Road) in Strongsville.
Founded as the Ohio Sports Collectors Convention in 1978, the SSCC features some of the top vintage dealers, authenticators and auction houses in the country. Collectors will have access to a wide array of appraisal experts, including card graders from Certified Sports Guaranty (CSG) and autographed memorabilia authenticators from James Spence Authentication (JSA). The show is being sponsored by Lelands, along with JSA and CSG.
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The show also boasts an all-star lineup of autograph signers. In addition to Boggs and Morris, other signers scheduled to attend are: NFL Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor, boxing great Thomas “the Hitman” Hearns, Cleveland Browns greats Bernie Kosar, Ernest Byner, Kevin Mack and Greg Pruitt, Cleveland Cavaliers great Austin Carr and former Cleveland Indians star Joe Charboneau. Current NFL running back Kareem Hunt is also scheduled to attend.
Show promotors are expecting a record crowd with dealers and collectors from across the country.
“Strongsville is one of the greatest shows in the hobby and we are excited to bring it back this year,” said Convention Manager Laura Dreyfus. “For these three days, Ohio will be the center of the sports card universe.”
Show hours are: 12-8 p.m. on Friday, March 25; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday, March 26; and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday, March 27.
Collectors and fans can take advantage of discounted admission tickets online at strongsvilleports.com. Autograph tickets are also available on the website. Tickets will also be available at the door.