Keep Entertained During the Off-Season

Character and Courage - Johnny and Friends - A Golden Celebration

Johnny & Friends – A Golden Celebration
When: October 29, 2011
Where: Savannah Center, West Chester
How Much?: Single Ticket $200.00

This will be the event of the off-season. The annual Character and Courage fundraising event will feature Johnny Bench and other baseball greats including Jim Kaat, Eddie Murray, Ryne Sandberg, Ozzie Smith, Mike Schmidt, Andre Dawson, Al Kaline and Roberto Clemente Jr. This group has collected over 90 Rawlings Gold Gloves! That’s a lot of leather right there. At $200 a seat, it’s a really good deal considering that amount of talent to be assembled in one room. Don’t miss out on this one. Tell ’em OMGreds sent ya, okay?

Sports Card & Memorabilia Show
When: October 14-16, 2011
Where: Eastgate Mall
How Much?: Free

This show really needs a more generic name. Maybe just “show”. All kidding aside, we hear that Reds Hall of Famer Jim O’Toole will be signing free autographs at the “show.” Jim’s great – go see him and get your 1959 Topps card of him signed for free. Autograph times: TBD.

UPDATE: Jim O’Toole will be appearing on Saturday from 2-4pm. Free autographs, one per person. $5 each additional unless purchased from Showcase Promotions. 8x10s – $5, cards 3-7 each or baseballs $15.

Moeller Card Show
When: November 25-27, 2011
Where: Moeller High School
How Much?: $3/day

We’re not going to miss this one. The musty smell of the Moeller athletic auxiliary gym and old vintage cardboard are calling us. The Moe Show usually has great autograph guests, so stayed tuned for their announcement.

UPDATE: Autograph guests have been announced! Gaylord Perry – Friday Night & Saturday Morning $15 Flat or $25 Large Item (Times to be announced), Tony Perez – Saturday Morning $35 Flat or $65 Large Item (Time to be announced)

Midwest Baseball and Softball Trade Show and Seminar
When: November 18-20 2011
Where: Dayton Airport Expo Center
How Much?: Adults $10.00, Students $7.00, Kids 5& under free, Adult weekend pass $25.00, Student weekendpass $17.00, Brandon Phillips Autograph Ticket $30.00 (limit 250)

Woah, this sounds like fun. Products, education, instruction, work-outs, meet & greets – this thing has it all. For the collectors out there, Dat Dude will be on hand to sign autographs ($30/ticket) as well as Yonder Alonso, Zack Cozart, Tom Browning, Joe Oliver, Todd Benzinger, Norm Charlton and “more to come”. Seriously, Norm Charlton? Wow! Also, our friends from In The Gap Sports and the Green Diamond Gallery (still being confirmed) will have booths at the trade show. Make sure to check them out.

When: December 2-3, 2011
Where: Duke Energy Convention Center
How Much?: Price TBD

If you’re looking for Alf cards, this is the place. Oh, and it’s pretty much the greatest gathering of Reds players, coaches, fans and more outside of pre-game concert with MC Hammer. Be there, or be square. Or be a Cubs fan.

If you have information about any events around Cincinnati we missed. Let us know!


  1. JTNo Gravatar

    I will be at Redsfest. i didn’t see those cheap wax packs last year…I would have definitely grabbed a handful. I might hit the Eastgate show too.

  2. DanNo Gravatar

    JT – Awesome. We’ll see you there. Let us know if you make the Eastgate show too. Not sure when we’ll be there – need more information on when Jim O’Toole will be there.

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