More About the Show

DIRECTIONS: From  I-95: Exit 7A in Massachusetts (Rt. 140 S.) then right onto Forbes Blvd.
From I-495: Exit 1 (Rt. 140 N.) for 2 miles then left onto Forbes Blvd.
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.

Buy-Sell-Trade Cars & Collectibles of all sports, old & new cards, graded cards, sets, wax boxes, game used items, autogrpahs, McFarlands, card supplies at GREAT PRICES.   Reference table with all the latest prices & ATM at the hotel front desk .  A professionallly run card show here since 1991

   

 

 

Here are a couple links about the card show:  nice article on this card show in the Boston Globe      You Tube Videos of the Card Show    another nice article on the card show      Just right click on your mouse on this free admission pass then hit print to get a free   admission pass to the show  -- limited time offer

                 Some  recent photos of the show  

   

 The show has raised thousands of dollars for local 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 2016 & $430 was donated to charity thanks to his appearance in October of 2017.  $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 year. $575.00 was donated to the Mansfield Relay for Life thanks to Rico Petrocelli's appearance here in July 2017 and another $672 was raised for charity thanks to Petrocelli's appearance in November 2018,   $302.00 was donated to the Massachusetts Speech Apraxia Walk thanks to Frank Malzone's appearance here in the summer of 2016 before sadly passing away a few months later.  It was one of 3 charity appearances here by Mr. Malzone.   Also, special thank to Bernie Carbo for multiple charity appearances here. $210.00 in cash & more in sports memorablia was donated thanks to Andrew Raycroft & Luis Tiant's appearance in August 2019 here.  $473 was donated to the Vietnam Veterans for Braintree thanks for Rico Petrocelli's appearnce here November 2019

VENDORS EXPECTED TO SET-UP INCLUDE

   Marc Aaron     Eric Akesson Ron of Bleachers Sports Cards Barry Burden Tony Cataldi
Phil Casinetti of SportsWorld John Celona of Champion Sports Cards Nate Charette Mike Christian
Debra DeMarco Steve DiRaffaele Bill Ellis Paul Frenette Joe Garritty Ed Guay
Gavin Guershuny Larry Hudson Paul Kane Jeff Khoshateseh Steve Leonardi John Maher
Dave Medeiros Jack Melchert Larry Mishou Bob Miller  Nick Outchunis Jim Piccuito
Kevin Randall Rick Potter Rafael Rodriquez Steve Rosenblum Armand Surabian Andrew Schultz
Joe Silva Mike+Dan Souto Tod Sweetland Mike Walsh (holidays) Connie Waskiewicz Bruce Weeks

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The history of the card show & of me..............

Like 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 85 vendor tables.  In 1999, I established the show's web page.   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.