Mollie Ann Bracigliano, co-promoter of the Charm City Heroes show, recently announced that Orioles manager, Buck Showlater and star players Brian Roberts and Felix Pie have been added to the star studded list of athletes scheduled to sign at the Pikesville Hilton, April 22nd and 23rd.
“Anytime you have the opportunity to add fan favorites such as Buck Showalter, Brian Roberts and Felix Pie you do it without hesitation”, said, Mollie Ann Bracigliano, MAB owner and Charm City Heroes co-promoter.” “We promised to bring in Baltimore’s Heroes and the response from fans and collectors has been overwhelmingly positive.”
On Saturday morning April 23rd, Buck will be signing alongside former Orioles manager and Baseball Hall of Famers’, Earl Weaver, Brooks Robinson, Eddie Murray, Cal Ripken and Jim Palmer. Frank Robinson will be signing Friday night, April 22nd at 6pm.
Charm City Heroes invited all the living Baltimore Orioles “Rookies of the Year” winners to sign, including Ron Hansen (1960), Al Bumbry (1973), Eddie Murray (1977), Cal Ripken Jr. (1982) and Gregg Olson (1990). The only other Orioles ROY winner was Curt Blefary (deceased) who won the award in 1965.
Other notable former Baltimore Orioles attending are Brady Anderson, Davey Johnson, Ray Knight, Lee May and Juan Beniquez.
Baltimore’s football greats scheduled to sign Saturday for the public will be Joe Flacco, Ray Lewis, Michael Oher, Raymond Berry, Art Donovan, Lenny Moore and Gino Marchetti. In addition, Billy Cundiff, San Koch, Josh Wilson, Mike Curtis, Tom Matte and Qadry Ismail will be singing Friday night between 6 pm – 9 pm.
Charm City Heroes will have high profile trading card and memorabilia dealers from the Baltimore / Washington markets exhibiting including, JSA Authentication (autograph authentication and card grading), Schulte Auctions (on-line monthly sports memorabilia auction house), Parting With Possessions (appraiser), Dana Hoiles (sports jewelry), Lin Terry Trading Corp (acrylic & plastic supplies) and other top dealers set up to buy, sell and trade great current/vintage collectibles and memorabilia.
Schulte Auctions recently announced they will have Dennis Esken, the country’s foremost authority on vintage game-used fielder’s gloves in their exhibitor booth throughout the show. Dennis will be bringing three (3) Mickey Mantle game-used fielder’s gloves to display within the Schulte booth. The premier glove is the one Mickey used to make the historic catch off Gil Hodges’s line drive in Yankee Stadium’s “Death Valley” to preserve Don Larson’s perfect game. Mickey went on to win the Triple Crown in 1956 and was the AL MVP in 1956 and 1957. Originally displayed at Mickey Mantle’s Holiday Inn in Joplin, Missouri it also has been displayed at the Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY and the Babe Ruth Museum, Baltimore, MD. The second Mantle game-used fielder’s glove is from 1961 and 1962 from the Yankees World Championship seasons. Mickey also won the 1962 AL MVP award. The third glove is from 1966, Mickey’s last year in centerfield at Yankee Stadium. These three (3) game-used fielder’s gloves are extreme rare pieces of American professional baseball that fans and collectors will now have the opportunity to see up close at the Schulte Auctions exhibitor booth.
Charm City Heroes opens to the general public, Friday, April 22nd at 5 pm. Admission is FREE Friday night and closes at 9 pm. Saturday, April 23rd the show opens to the general public at 9 am and admission is $8 per individual. The show closes at 5 pm.
Admission tickets and player autograph tickets can be purchased on-site at the Pikesville Hilton throughout the duration of the show. There is ample FREE parking. For more information and/or to purchase autograph tickets in-advance please visit www.MAB-Celebrity.com.
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