Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson has been added to the impressive lineup of athletes scheduled to appear at Sports Collectors Expo 23 in Batavia. Jackson will join previously announced guests including Andre Reed, Steve Tasker, Mark Kelso, Floyd Little, Rodney Hampton, Daryle Lamonica, Ray Guy and Tom Flores. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, at Batavia Downs Casino, 8315 Park Road, Batavia. Sponsors of the show include Five Star Promotions and The Sports Corner.
Jackson will be on hand to sign autographs from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Also scheduled to appear and sign autographs for fans on Saturday are Denver Broncos Hall of Famer Floyd Little from 11 a.m. to noon., Buffalo Bills greats Andre Reed and Steve Tasker from noon to 1:30 p.m., and former New York Giants superstar Rodney Hampton from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Sunday appearances will include former Buffalo Bills safety Mark Kelso from 11 a.m. to noon; followed by Daryle Lamonica, Ray Guy and Tom Flores from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lamonica and Flores have ties to both the Buffalo Bills and Oakland Raiders, while Guy also played for the Raiders and is considered one of the NFL’s all-time greatest punters.
The event will feature dozens of dealer tables offering a wide variety of cards (from vintage to the hottest new ones), autographed memorabilia, programs, team gifts, supplies and collectibles. Additionally, Alan “Mr. Mint” Rosen, the world's number one buyer of vintage cards and related hobby items (signed balls, jerseys, photos, etc.), will be on hand both days to purchase your items. Check out www.mrmint.com for more information. If you have a large collection or a special item, call The Buying Machine at (201) 307-0700 to set up an appointment in advance.
James Spence Authentication (JSA) will also be there both days of the show. Visit www.spenceloa.com for additional information.
The first 300 adult guests each day will receive a free goodie bag compliments of Batavia Downs Casino, including $5 game play for the slots. Admission to the event is $5 daily, with children 12 and under admitted free. There will be door prizes as well.
For more information on Batavia Downs Casino, located just off the NYS Thruway Exit 48, please visit www.batavia-downs.com. Additional information regarding the show, including pricing and mail order details, can be found at www.ThePurplePeopleEaters.com.