Ephrata Lions Club
Ephrata, Pennsylvania... Since 1925
Sports Card Show
and Auction (General Information)
Our 36th Annual Sports Card Show and Auction
Saturday, March 28, 2015
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sports memorabilia auction begins at approximately
Autograph session 11:00 to 1:00 featuring Hall
of Fame pitcher Steve Carlton.
130 South Academy Drive, Ephrata, PA 17522
(near the intersection of routes US 322
and PA 272)
overflow parking at the Ephrata Middle School
|Steve Carlton's appearance is
sponsored by Keystone State
Baseball & Softball Academy, the Ephrata National Bank, and
Approximately forty sports memorabilia dealers will be present to buy,
cards and other sports-related items.
Proceeds benefit Ephrata Area youth sports programs and the
Ephrata Recreation Center. This show and auction helps enable
boys and girls to participate in the local baseball, softball, and
The Ephrata Lions Club wants to thank the following local
buisnesses for their donations/hospitality/promotions during recent
- Keystone State Baseball and Softball Academy
- The Ephrata National Bank
- Summers Trucking
- Blue Ridge Communications and Cable-11
- Borough of Ephrata
- Ensinger Printing
- Ephrata Baseball Association
- Ephrata Leo Club
- Ephrata Recreation Center
- The Ephrata Review
- Ephrata Youth Lacrosse
- Hampton Inn & Suites (Ephrata)
- The Shopping News
- $5.00 for Adults
- $1.00 for children under 12
- Cash or local checks only. No credit cards.
- Hall of Fame pitcher
Carton will sign autographs
between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00
won four (4) Cy Young Awards, was a ten-time All Star, and is a member
of the Baseball Hall of Fame. He had 329 career wins and 4,136
- Autograph policies: $40.00 each
autograph on a "flat" (e.g., a card, photo, or magazine) or a baseball,
each all other items (e.g., equipment or apparel). Cash or local checks only. No credit cards.
- Autographs may include only one (1) inscription.
- Only three
hundred (300) autographs will be
sold, and are only available on the day of the show. Limit of 5 autographs per person from the initial 300. Additional
autographs beyond the initial 300 will be sold if time permits.
- Autograph sales stop at 12:30 p.m., and you must be in the
autograph line by 12:45.
- No mail orders accepted. No advanced sales. No exceptions
(so please don't ask).
- Steve Carlton
appears courtesy of Keystone
State Baseball & Softball Academy, the Ephrata National Bank, and
Ephrata Lions Club reserves the right to limit an individual to 10
autographs initiailly, so everyone has an opportunity to get an
autograph. If someone wants more than 10 autographs, additional
autographs may be purchased at 11:00.
Sports Memorabilia Auction:
- Quality auction will begin at approximately
2:30 p.m., featuring individual cards, complete card sets, sports
publications, photographs, bobbin' heads, figurines, baseballs,
souvenirs, and other sports memorabilia.
- Auction includes autographs by various past and present
professional athletes and sports stars.
- IMPORTANT: Live auction only. Bidders must be present to
bid. No telephone or
proxy bids accepted.
- Payment terms are cash and local check (with proper
government-issued photo ID). Credit cards are not
- No reserves, no buyers' premium.
- Donation or consignment items for the auction will be
accepted through November 30 of the previous year. Please contact Jack
- Auctioneer, David F. Birmingham, AU-2127-L.
- In addition to this auction, a smaller silent auction runs
from the beginning of the card show until 2:00 p.m.
The auction list will
available on our 'Card Show
(Auction)' web page in late January or February.
Requests for additional tables will be granted if availability
table pooling is not permitted. The fee schedule for dealer tables is
- 1 table --- $65
- 2 tables -- $120
- 3 tables -- $170
- 4 tables -- $210
$5 discount per table for payment received by December 31.
base table fees
for payment received during January.) $5 surcharge per
table for payment received after January 31. Table reservations
are forfeited if payment is not received by February 15.
tables have been reserved (sold out).
Contact us to be placed on the
waiting list in case of cancellations and/or for future shows
(usually the last Saturday of March -- but the following show is March 19,
2016). Currently, the waiting list has about 10 names on it.
Pennsylvania Sales Tax numbers are required of all dealers.
times will be 6:30 pm to 8:15 pm Friday evening, and 6:30 am to 8:15 am
- Jack Forney, telephone 717-314-0962 (primary
contact for the auction)
- Brad Lauderman, telephone
717-733-6810, fax 586-279-0984, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
(primary contact for other aspects of the card show)
Map courtesy of MapQuest.
Ephrata Recreation Center
130 South Academy Drive, Ephrata, PA 17522
(near the intersection of routes US 322 and PA 272)
with overflow parking at the Ephrata Middle School
Last Revised: March 25, 2015.
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