Homer Bailey signing & Pedro Borbon Memorial sale tonight

Pedro Borbon signing autographs during Redsfest in 2009

Pedro Borbon signing autographs during Redsfest in 2009

Cincy Card Shows will be hosting Homer Bailey tonight at their monthly auction as well as holding a Pedro Borbon Memorial sale directly benefiting Pedro’s family. George Foster has also stepped into to help, as he will be signing his Reds Hall of Fame plaque tonight with proceeds also going to Pedro’s family.

Tonight’s signings:

Homer Bailey
6:30-8:30pm
$19 on a small flat or ball, $29 large item, $10 inscriptions

George Foster
6:30-8:30pm
Signing his Reds HOF plaque (reproduction picture)
$25 ($15 doing directly to Maria Borbon)
George will not be signing any other items

Live auction starts at 6:00pm

Information from Cincy Card Shows:

Thanks for all your support over the last few signings with Cozart and Frazier as we look to keep bringing in guys for you to meet. With hearing of Pedro Borbon’s passing we have put together an event that has already started gaining a lot of attention. Ken Broo has already picked up the story and will play Pedro Borbon’s interview that we set up for him in April on his show Sunday as well as talk to Steve about Monday nights event. The following is what went out this morning to local news and radio.

Cincinnati, June 07, 2012: As most of you know by now the City of Cincinnati lost a great man this week with the passing of Pedro Borbon. Pedro was a great friend to us and had done several autograph signings over the past few years at our Moeller High School sports card and memorabilia shows. We were lucky enough to be able to bring him in a little over a month ago April 27th and April 28th to spend time with us and the many collectors that showed up to meet him.

When Pedro came in to town for us 5 years ago for the first time he asked if we could pay him the same amount whether he drove or took us up on a plane ticket. We agreed and he packed up the family and drove 1800 miles from the Mexico border with his wife Maria and kids. With this in mind as soon as we heard about his passing we decided we were going to do a fund raiser for Maria and the kids.

Monday, June 11th at Moeller High School we will be having a sports memorabilia sale and Homer Bailey autograph signing. Included in the sale will be Pedro Borbon signed 8×10′s that he did for us at his last signing. The sale will begin at 6:00 p.m. and run until 8:30 p.m. and the Homer Bailey signing will go from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. A portion of all sales will go to the Borbon family. Moeller High School is located at 9001 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45242.

At the event we will also accept donations for the family. If anyone can’t attend the event but would still like to contribute to the Borbon family you can send a check make out to Maria Borbon to Steve Schell, 601 Eagle View Drive, Mason, Ohio 45040.

Thank you for everyone’s time and please let us know if you need any other information.

We hope to see you tomorrow Monday JUNE 11th!

For more information you can check out:
www.cincycardshows.com

On a side note, I had the pleasure of meeting Pedro on several occasions the past few years and he couldn’t have been any nicer. I even made it to his recent autograph signing at the Moeller Card Show back in April. It was great to see him, nice to get an autograph and wonderful to just to say hello. In 2010, I met his family at the Reds Hall of Fame Gala. They are a wonderful family and it was an honor getting to know them a little bit. I was saddened to hear that we lost Pedro last week and behalf of all of OMGreds, our thoughts and prayers go out to the Borbon family.

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