The 32nd National Sports Collectors Convention comes to the Chicago area from Thursday, Aug. 4 through Sunday, Aug. 7.

For four days at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, some of the biggest names in professional sports will be available to fans. This event has traditionally been a wonderful place for fans of every sport to meet some of their heroes, get a valued autograph or complete a collection. The past, present and future will be on display throughout the weekend, as players from all over the country appear.

Among the great Chicago Hall of Famers scheduled to appear are Luis Aparicio and Carlton Fisk of the White Sox, Gale Sayers of the Bears, Pierre Pilote of the Blackhawks and Goose Gossage of the Cubs.

A number of active players from Chicago, including Kerry Wood, Starlin Castro and Matt Garza of the Cubs, White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen and Antti Niemi of the 2010 Stanley Cup Champion Blackhawks, are scheduled to attend as well.

“We are extremely excited that the 32nd Annual National Sports
Collectors Convention is returning to Chicago,” said John Broggi, NSCC Executive Director / Promoter.  “Chicago has an exceptionally strong sports
tradition with very avid and knowledgeable collectors and a diversified sports
fan base."

For information about this great event, you can visit NSCCShow.com, or click here to order tickets in advance.

Other great players scheduled to attend the convention include:

Boxing
Mike Tyson

Major League Baseball
Cal Ripken, Jr
Johnny Bench
Don Zimmer
Frank Robinson
Brooks Robinson
Rickey Henderson
Joe Morgan

NFL
Jim Brown
Joe Montana
Bart Starr
Bo Jackson
John Elway
Paul Hornung
Roger Staubach

Click here for a full schedule of autograph appearances.