02/15/2017 4:04 PM
Ultra PRO Sports Collectible Show Returns to H-E-B Big League Weekend
Giveaways, Autographs, Photo Opportunities and One-of-a-Kind Memorabilia Featured at Alamodome
(San Antonio, TX) – Now bigger and better than ever, the Ultra PRO Sports Collectible Show returns to the Alamodome as part of H-E-B Big League Weekend. Baseball card giveaways, unique autograph and photo opportunities and one-of-a-kind memorabilia highlight the third year event.
This year’s show features former Houston Astros great José Cruz. The outfielder will appear before both games of H-E-B Big League Weekend, signing autographs at the Ultra PRO Sports Collectible Show beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Friday and noon on Saturday. Cruz spent 19 seasons in the majors, including 14 with the Astros. He was named a National League All-Star in 1980 and 1985 while collecting back-to-back Silver Slugger Awards in 1983 and 1984. Cruz’s legendary #25 was retired by the Astros in 1992.
Thanks to Ultra PRO and Topps, the first 2,500 fans to visit the Ultra PRO Sports Collectible Show each day will receive a commemorative H-E-B Big League Weekend baseball card in a special protective card holder along with a pack of Topps baseball cards and other Ultra PRO collecting supplies. Fans can also get up close and personal with some hardware as the Texas Rangers are bringing their 2010 and 2011 American League Championship trophies while the Indians will display their 2016 edition of the award.
The Ultra PRO Sports Collectible Show features vintage items on display, including a rare 1930s Babe Ruth baseball, authentic signed photos, jerseys, bats, baseballs and thousands of baseball cards ranging from 1950s Mickey Mantle to brand new 2017 Topps cards. Texas Sports Hall of Fame artist Robert Hurst will also appear at the show, displaying his works of numerous inductees.
Located on the South Club Level of the Alamodome, the event will run from the time gates open, 4:30 p.m. on Friday and 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, until the end of each game. Fans and collectors can meet with dealers from across the region to buy and sell sports cards, autographs and memorabilia. The event will also feature free appraisals, giving fans the chance to find out what their sports memorabilia is worth.
Admission to the Ultra PRO Sports Collectible Show is free for all H-E-B Big League Weekend ticket-holders. Tickets to the games start at just $10 and can be purchased online at BigLeagueWeekend.com. Game tickets also include admission to Fan Fest and Postgame Concerts featuring Smash Mouth on Friday and Los Lonely Boys on Saturday, presented by H-E-B and Pepsi.
Additionally, a limited number of individual tickets to the Kings of the Diamond dinner featuring reigning American League Manager of the Year Terry Francona as well as Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan are available. To purchase tickets to the Kings of the Diamond dinner, visit BigLeagueWeekend.com or contact Elisa Fogle by email or phone at 210-229-1847.