Monday, April 12, 2010

Minnesota Sports Collectible & Autograph Convention

Yesterday my boys and I went to the Minnesota Sports Collectible and Autograph & Convention in Brooklyn Center.  My older son and I were there to get Rod Carew to sign jerseys for us.  My younger son wasn't there to get any autographs but was along for the ride.  We went with a friend who got Johnny Bench and Pete Rose on baseballs.

The event was much smaller than I thought it would be.  There were plenty of dealers on hand, including Jim & Steve's.  It was nice to meet Steve.  My son bought $20 worth of 1959 Topps to send off for autographs from them.

The event was very well run.  Autograph tickets were numbered so you didn't have to wait in line all day.  There didn't seem to be that many people there though, so I hope this doesn't mean there won't be another event like this in the future!  If we hadn't spent so much on the jerseys and autograph fees for Carew, we would have gotten more autographs and maybe spent a little more at the card show.


Mac Noland said...

Was Rodney a nice guy?

Droidtrader said...

Well, he wasn't mean. He just wasn't very outgoing. I didn't try to engage him in conversation so it's hard to say. He didn't make eye contact with us, but all we really said was where we wanted it signed, then thanked him. He said "you're welcome" but not much else. He did take great care in making sure the jersey was flat before signing and seemed to care about how his signature would look.