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BUY-SELL-TRADE Cards & Collectibles of all sports, old & new
cards, graded cards, sets, wax boxes, game-used cards,
autographs, McFarlanes, card supplies at GREAT PRICES. The show is at
an air conditioned facility with an ATM at the hotel
front desk. There's also a
reference table of all the latest hobby price guides
professionally run card show here since
DIRECTIONS: From I-95: Exit 7A in Massachusetts (Rt. 140 S.) then right onto
From I-495: Exit 12 (Rt. 140 N.) for 2 miles then left onto Forbes
From Rt.106: North onto Rt.140 then left onto Forbes Blvd.
Once on Forbes Blvd.: Continue straight (road changes to Cabot Blvd.).
The Mansfield Holiday Inn is at the end.
directions, go to
Floor Plan for the Friday after
-- autograph tickets sold in hallway
to right of admissions table. All
autograph guests signing inside card show on right
show has raised thousands of dollars
charities as we've had at least one charity event/signing here each
year since 1997. $795.00 was donated to charity thanks to
Luis Tiant's appearance here in June of last year & $430 was donated
to charity thanks to his appearance in October of this year.
$600.00 was donated by former Patriot Sammy Morris to
Attleboro High School football in conjunction with his
appearance at the March show here last years. $575.00 was
donated to the Mansfield Relay for Life thanks to Rico Petrocelli's
appearance here at the July 9 show. $302.00 was donated to the
Massachusetts Speech Apraxia Walk thanks to Frank
Malzone's appearance here last year before sadly passing
away a few months later. Also, special thank to
Bernie Carbo for multiple charity appearances
are a couple links about the card show:
nice article on this card show in the Boston
You Tube Videos of the Card Show
another nice article on the
right click on your mouse on this free admission pass then hit
print to get a free admission pass to the show -- limited
Plenty of cards, 8*10 photos
and depending on sport, baseballs, pucks or football
mini-helmets of each autograph guest available at the show.
VENDORS EXPECTED TO SET-UP INCLUDE
of the show's vendors are big buyers of collections. That's
John Celona of Champions Sports Cards & Collectibles on the
left. You can be reached at
781-812-3699. Steve Rosenblum's on the right. His phone
number's in the picture
& his email is
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a fan of the show on Facebook
(Some great photos of the show & autograph guests on the Facebook Fan
The history of the card show & of
a lot of people I started collecting sports memorabilia/cards as a kid
going on to sell some just to buy more. I've run card
shows at several different locations in the past, but the Holiday Inn in Mansfield
certainly has proved to be the best. I started this card show
when I was 18 years old on Presidents Day in 1991.
It was certainly a different hobby, a different world and a different
me. There was no internet for starters. Larry Bird
was still playing for the Celtics. And the Patriots
had just finished up their worst season ever with a record of 1-15.
The card show started out small both in size (about 38 vendor tables)
& frequency (about 7 a year) gradually increasing in size over
the years with 17 shows a year of at least 75 vendor tables.
In 2003, we started having autograph guests on a regular basis, and
now have nearly 70 autograph guests each year. Married now with
2 young kids, I do life insurance during the day & play & coach soccer. Iíve met a lot of nice
collectors as well as a lot of nice autograph guests over the years,
made some good friends and, while itís never been a full-time job for
me, itís been awesome having a job I really enjoy. Special
thanks to Jack Melchert (the autograph ticket guy), Ernie Rotman at
the admissions table and Chris & Bev Walz for their expertise in
handling the autograph guests.