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WNY Sports Card Expo to Host Impressive Lineup of Athletes

WNY Sports Card Expo to Host Impressive Lineup of Athletes

 

Several NFL, MLB and NLL stars — including Hall of Famers Thurman Thomas, Rayfield Wright, Charlie Joiner and Gaylord Perry — will take part in the annual Western New York Sports Card Expo from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at Batavia Downs Gaming Center, 8315 Park Road, Batavia. 

Nineteen athletes are scheduled to sign autographs during the event:

11 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Darryl Talley (Buffalo Bills), Thurman Thomas (Buffalo Bills), Charlie Joiner (San Diego Chargers) and Dennis “Oil Can” Boyd (Boston Red Sox).

Bases Loaded to Host Buffalo Bills RB Karlos Williams

Bases Loaded to Host Buffalo Bills RB Karlos Williams

 

Karlos Williams, the exciting Buffalo Bills rookie running back who played his college ball at Florida State, will sign autographs from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, at Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles, 794 French Road, Cheektowaga.

Williams is the only player in the NFL this year to score a touchdown in each of his first four games. The 22-year-old was selected by the Bills in the fifth round (number 155 overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft. His very first carry in the NFL was a 26-yard touchdown run against the Indianapolis Colts.

Nearly 20 Football, Baseball Stars Slated to Attend Annual WNY Sports Card Expo

Nearly 20 Football, Baseball Stars Slated to Attend Annual WNY Sports Card Expo

 

Eighteen well-known athletes — including 13 former Major League Baseball players and five NFL stars, are scheduled to appear at the annual Western New York Sports Card Expo from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Batavia Downs Gaming Center, 8315 Park Road, Batavia. 

Former Buffalo Bills Thurman Thomas, Darryl Talley and Ken Jones will take part in the show, presented by The Sports Corner, along with San Diego Chargers Hall of Famer Charlie Joiner and Dallas Cowboys Hall of Famer Rayfield Wright. The Jones autograph is free with a paid admission ticket.

Meet Buffalo Bills Preston Brown and John Miller at Sports Collectors Corner

Meet Buffalo Bills Preston Brown and John Miller at Sports Collectors Corner

 

Sports Collectors Corner, located at Fashion Outlets Niagara, 1690 Military Road, Niagara Falls, N.Y., will host an autograph signing event with Buffalo Bills Preston Brown and John Miller from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22.

A linebacker, Brown was drafted by the Bills in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft, while Miller, a rookie guard, was taken by the Bills in the third round of the 2015 draft.

Beckett Card Grading Events Coming to Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles

Beckett Card Grading Events Coming to Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles

 

Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles will host Charles Stabile, regional sales manager from Beckett Grading Services, from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at the store, located at 794 French Road, Cheektowaga.

Football Game Days End Safely When a Designated Driver is Part of Your Team

Football Game Days End Safely When a Designated Driver is Part of Your Team

 

We’re about to enter another season here in Western New York and across the country — football season! Whether you’re a season ticket holder or watching the game in a bar with family and friends, there’s one individual that no winning team can be without, and that’s a designated driver.

“While game day is always a highly anticipated event, it is also a day frequently associated with heavy drinking, reckless behavior, drinking and driving, and an increase in motor vehicle crashes,” said Monica Farrar, director of The Resource Training Center in Amherst. “If alcohol is part of your game day, plan ahead and plan on having a sober ride that will get you home safe and sound.

Sports Card & Memorabilia Expo to Feature Appearances by Four Athletes

Sports Card & Memorabilia Expo to Feature Appearances by Four Athletes

 

WNY Sports Card & Memorabilia Expo 16, the area’s largest biannual sports card and memorabilia show featuring 120 tables of merchandise, will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, at the Grapevine Banquet Hall (formerly the Hearthstone Manor), 333 Dick Road, Depew.