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  • Thank you to all who attended the TRISTAR Collectors Show in Houston! See you Jan. 24-26, 2014, at the 28th Annual TRISTAR Houston Show!
  • Billy Williams, Jim Morrissey, Patrick Valenzuela Added to the Chicago National TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion Lineup
  • National Sports Collectors Convention (Chicago): Advance Autograph Tickets On Sale Now!
  • DeAndre Hopkins Added to the TRISTAR Houston Show Lineup
  • Larry Holmes Added to the Chicago National TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion Lineup
  • Mia Hamm, Johnny Damon, Goose Gossage & Laffit Pincay Added to the Chicago National TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion Lineup
  • Damian Lillard, Brian Campbell, Tony Esposito & Roberto Duran Added to the Chicago National TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion Lineup
  • Eric Dickerson, Frank Gifford & Joe Greene Added to the Chicago National TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion Lineup
  • VIP Guests Ron Kittle, LaMarr Hoyt & Milt Pappas Added to the Chicago National TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion Lineup
  • Patrick Beverley & David Quessenberry Added to the TRISTAR Houston Show Lineup
  • James Harden, DJ Swearinger, Keshawn Martin & Dave Robinson Added to the TRISTAR Houston Show Lineup
  • Roy Jones Jr, Terry Baker, Ron Mix, Bob St. Clair, Troy Smith & Brandon Webb Added to the Chicago National TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion Lineup
  • FREE Sneak Peek Guests Olympians Dick Fosbury & Bob Beamon Added to the Chicago National TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion Lineup
  • John David Crow & Andy Dalton Added to the TRISTAR Houston Show Lineup
  • FREE Sneak Peek Guests Dwight "Doc" Gooden & Neal Anderson Added to the Chicago National TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion Lineup
  • Tom Glavine & Dat Nguyen Added to the TRISTAR Houston Show Lineup
  • Archie Griffin and VIP Guests Rick Monday & Jack McDowell Added to the Chicago National TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion Lineup
  • JJ Watt, Arian Foster, Brian Cushing & Brooks Reed Added to the TRISTAR Houston Show Lineup
  • Jim Langer Added to the TRISTAR Houston Show Lineup
  • Chris Mullin & Marv Levy Added to the Chicago National TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion Lineup
  • Roger Clemens, Mike Piazza, Tommy Lasorda, Luis Aparicio & Fergie Jenkins Added to the Chicago National TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion Lineup
  • VIP Guests Murray Bannerman, Ed Olczyk & Ronnie Bull Added to the Chicago National TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion Lineup
  • Curley Culp added to the TRISTAR Houston Show Lineup
  • Initial Autograph Lineup Announced for TRISTAR’s May 31-June 2 Houston Show: Meet 14 A&M Legends Including Von Miller & Luke Joeckel, Chandler Parsons, Hall of Famers & More!
  • VIP Guests Eric Davis, Gary Peters, Mel Renfro & Gary Beban Added to the Chicago National TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion Lineup
  • Horse Racing Jockeys Ron Turcotte, Jean Cruguet, Steve Cauthen, Pat Day & Jorge Velasquez Added to the Chicago National TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion Lineup
  • Lou Holtz, Jim Palmer, Sugar Shane Mosley & Tommy Hit Man Hearns Added to the Chicago National TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion Lineup
  • Mike Ditka, Paul Krause & VIP Guests Pat Listach & Jerome Walton Added to the Chicago National TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion Lineup
  • 1st Group of Chicago National VIP Guests Announced - Ralph Garr, Jeff Reardon & Larry Brown. More to be announced!
  • Ernie Banks, Bret Saberhagen, Steve Garvey, Wade Boggs & Pete Rose Added to the Chicago National TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion Lineup
  • Joe Montana, LaMichael James, Brandon Belt & Joaquin Arias Added to the April San Francisco Show Lineup
  • Admission tickets, VIP & All Access packages for the 34th Annual National in Chicago are ON SALE NOW!
  • Joe Morgan Added to the Chicago National TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion Lineup
  • 17th Annual TRISTAR Collectors Show in San Francisco April 19-21, Cow Palace: ADVANCE TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
  • Frank Gore & Jeremy Affeldt Added to the April San Francisco Show Lineup
  • Bobby Hull & Elvin Hayes Added to the Chicago National TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion Lineup
  • Colin Kaepernick Added to the April San Francisco Show Lineup
  • Patrick Willis, Deion Sanders & Javier Lopez Added to the April San Francisco Show Lineup
  • Hector Sanchez Added to the April San Francisco Show Lineup
  • 34th Annual National Sports Collectors Convention: The 1st Group of TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion Autograph Guests Have Been Announced! Click Here for More!
  • Marco Scutaro & Jose Mijares Added to the April San Francisco Show Lineup
  • Roberto Alomar & Rickey Henderson Added to the April San Francisco Show Lineup
  • Barry Zito Added to the April San Francisco Show Lineup
  • Brandon Crawford Added to the April San Francisco Show Lineup
  • Bruce Bochy, Jim Bunning, David Justice & Dave Winfield Added to the April San Francisco Show Lineup
  • Marshawn Lynch & Jimmy Johnson Added to the April San Francisco Show Lineup
  • TRISTAR Show Announcement: Houston Show • May 31 - June 2, 2013 • Reliant Center
  • Frank Thomas, Reggie Jackson, Wade Boggs, Bob Gibson & Jim Otto Added to the April San Francisco Show Lineup
  • Angel Pagan Added to the April San Francisco Show Lineup
  • ESPN Mint Condition: Memorabilia Market Hurt By No New HOFers. TRISTAR's Jeff Rosenberg joins Michele Steele to discuss.
  • Hunter Pence Added to the April San Francisco Show Lineup
  • Initial autograph lineup announced for the 17th Annual TRISTAR San Francisco Collectors Show, April 19-21, 2013 at the Cow Palace. Lineup includes Buster Posey, Matt Cain, Madison Bumgarner & more!
  • Mail In and Mail Order information now available for TRISTAR's 27th Annual Houston Show
  • Carlos Correa, Astros #1 prospect, added to TRISTAR's 27th Annual Houston Show
  • Ryan Tannehill & LaDainian Tomlinson added to TRISTAR's 27th Annual Houston Show
  • Frank Gifford added to TRISTAR's 27th Annual Houston Show
  • Len Dawson, Pat Donovan, Chuck Howley, Steve Largent, Barry Switzer, Rod Woodson & Rayfield Wright added to TRISTAR's 27th Annual Houston Show
  • "Mr. Cub" Ernie Banks added to TRISTAR's 27th Annual Houston Show
  • TRISTAR Show Announcement: San Francisco Show • April 19-21, 2013 • Cow Palace
  • Bobby Bowden & Tom Osborne added to TRISTAR's 27th Annual Houston Show
  • Barry Larkin added to TRISTAR's 27th Annual Houston Show
  • Delino DeShields, Jr. and Phil Niekro added to TRISTAR's 27th Annual Houston Show
  • Willie Roaf added to TRISTAR's 27th Annual Houston Show
  • TRISTAR Announces Dec. Private Signing with Tom Brady!
  • TRISTAR's 27th Annual Houston Show (January 25-27): Advance tickets on sale now! Meet Mike Tyson, Bart Starr, Craig Biggio, Gordie Howe & many more!
  • Jay Bruce & "Mr. Hockey" Gordie Howe added to Houston January Show lineup!
  • Initial autograph lineup announced for the 27th Annual TRISTAR Houston Collectors Show, January 25-27, 2013 at Reliant Arena. Lineup includes Mike Tyson, Craig Biggio, Bart Starr, Dennis Rodman, John Smotlz & many more!
  • Thank you to everyone who attended TRISTAR's 25th Anniversary Football Celebration Event!
  • Meet Houston’s Football Stars!  TRISTAR’s Autograph Lineup for October 28th at Reliant Center Includes J.J. Watt, Brian Cushing, Arian Foster, Matt Schaub & Many More!
  • New TRISTAR Houston Event Announcement: Sunday, October 28, 2012 at Reliant Center. TRISTAR Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary & 10 Years of Pro Football Back In Houston! Meet & Obtain Autographs From Houston's Pro Football Stars During Their Bye Week!
  • Beckett Box Buster: 2012 TRISTAR TNA TENacious Trading Cards (by Chris Olds and Bryan Hornbeck)
  • Thank you to everyone who attended the Baltimore National!
    • Most mailed-in items and mail orders shipped Monday 8/6.
    • Autograph ticket refunds for guests unable to appear will be processed by Friday 8/17.
    • If you have questions/feedback regarding the National Autograph Pavilion, please send an email to TRISTAR.
  • Mike Tyson Added to Baltimore National Lineup
  • Mariano Rivera Added to Baltimore National Lineup
  • Bobby Grich & Jack Morris Added to Baltimore National Wednesday Sneak Peek & VIP Reception
  • Brooks Robinson & Ivan Rodriguez Added to Baltimore National Lineup
  • Raghib "Rocket" Ismail and Final 6 VIP Guests Added to Baltimore National Lineup
  • Emmitt Smith Added to Baltimore National Lineup
  • Norm Snead and VIP Guests Don Stanhouse, John Montefusco & Larry Sheets Added to Baltimore National Lineup
  • Justin Blackmon & DeVier Posey Added to Houston June Show Lineup
  • Steve Largent, Ozzie Newsome, Gale Sayers & James Worthy Added to Baltimore National Lineup
  • Miles Austin Added to Houston June Show Lineup
  • Buster Douglass, Elvin Hayes, Wes Unseld & Juan Marichal Added to the Baltimore National Lineup
  • Matt Schaub Added to Houston June Show Lineup
  • Ben Tate & Sean Lee Added to Houston June Show Lineup
  • Baltimore National Autograph Pavilion Guests Appearance Days Now Available
  • Larry Brown & John Cappelletti Added to Houston June Show Lineup
  • VIP Guests Roger Wehrli, Tom Matte, Milt Pappas & Chris Hoiles Added to the Baltimore National Lineup
  • Roy Jones Jr, Dominique Wilkins & Jack Youngblood Added to the Baltimore National Lineup
  • Deion Sanders & Arian Foster Added to Houston June Show Lineup
  • Giants Rookie 1st Baseman Brett Pill Added to San Francisco Show Lineup
  • Jamal Lewis, Gaylord Perry & Tommy Lasorda Added to the Baltimore National Lineup
  • Rod Woodson & Barry Larkin Added to the Baltimore National Lineup
  • VIP Guests Qadry Ismail & George Starke Added to Baltimore National Lineup
  • Barry Sanders & Darryl Dawkins Added to the Baltimore National Lineup
  • Dashon Goldson & Santiago Casilla Added to San Francisco Show Lineup
  • Tony Romo, Jason Witten & DeMarcus Ware Added to Houston June Show Lineup
  • Bill Mazeroski, Red Schoendienst & Gary Payton Added to the Baltimore National Lineup
  • John Havlicek, Robin Yount & Jennie Finch Added to the Baltimore National Lineup
  • Tony LaRussa Added to San Francisco Show Lineup
  • NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Von Miller Added to Houston June Show Lineup
  • 2012 Baltimore National Sports Collectors Convention VIP Packages, All Access Packages & General Admission Now on Sale
  • Football HOFer Bob Griese & Baseball HOFers Rod Carew, Steve Carlton, Ralph Kiner & Earl Weaver Added to the Baltimore National Lineup
  • Texans Tight End James Casey & Heisman Winner Andre Ware Added to Houston June Show Lineup
  • Giants World Series Champion Team Members Javier Lopez & Sergio Romo Added to San Francisco Show Lineup
  • TRISTAR's San Francisco Show: April 13-15 Admission & Autograph Tickets Now On Sale!
  • Gordie Howe "Mr. Hockey" and Baseball Hall of Famers Goose Gossage, Billy Williams, Phil Niekro, Ferguson Jenkins & Jim Bunning Added to the Baltimore National TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion Lineup
  • Football Hall of Famer Bob St. Clair Added to San Francisco Show Lineup
  • Robert Griffin III & JJ Watt Headline Initial Autograph Guest Lineup for TRISTAR's Houston Summer Show (June 1-3)
  • Sal Bando & Frank Robinson Added to the San Francisco April Show Lineup
  • Alex Smith, Aldon Smith, Chris Mullin Highlight Star-Studded Autograph Guest Lineup for TRISTAR’s San Francisco Show (April 13-15)
  • San Francisco Show Update: The initial lineup for autograph guests will be announced on Friday, February 17th
  • Beckett Box Busters: 2012 TRISTAR TNA Reflexxions Wrestling Trading Cards
    • With Beckett Media's Chris Olds & Brian Hornbeck
  • TRISTAR Show Announcement: 16th Annual San Francisco Show • April 13-15, 2012 • Cow Palace
  • TJ Yates added to January Houston Show Autograph Lineup!
  • TRISTAR January Houston Show Mail In & Mail Order Now Available!
  • Connor Barwin and Taylor Jungmann added to January Houston Show Autograph Lineup!
  • Brooks Reed added to January Houston Show Autograph Lineup!
  • Joe Delamielleure added to January Houston Show Autograph Lineup!
  • Joe Montana added to January Houston Show Autograph Lineup!
  • Lance Berkman added to January Houston Show Autograph Lineup!
  • Jim Brown and Thurman Thomas added to January Houston Show Autograph Lineup!
  • Hal Lanier and Oscar Robertson added to January Houston Show Autograph Lineup!
  • Upcoming KURT WARNER & RYNE SANDBERG Private Signings: Mail In / Mail Order
  • Emmitt Smith added to January Houston Show Autograph Lineup!
  • January Houston Show Initial Autograph Lineup Announced!
  • Andre Johnson Private Signing: September 27
    - Order photos, footballs, helmets & more!
    - Have your own item? Send it in to have signed!
  • Thank you to everyone that attended the 32nd Annual National in Chicago! We hope you had a great time!
  • National Player Cancellation: Due to unforeseen commitments to the Denver Broncos beyond the control of himself, TRISTAR and The National, JOHN ELWAY will be unable to appear at the show in Chicago.
  • National Appearance Schedule Change: Don Beebe is now appearing on Sunday at 3:00pm
  • National Appearance Schedule Change: Gale Sayers is now appearing on Sunday at 2:30pm
  • TNA IMPACT WRESTLING Superstars Confirmed to Appear at National on Saturday, August 6th: Ric Flair, Kurt Angle, Mr. Anderson & Tara! Click Here for Package/Ticket Information!
  • 26th Annual TRISTAR Houston Collectors Show: January 20-22, 2012
  • Basketball Hall of Famer Artis Gilmore Added to Chicago National Autograph Lineup!
  • Former Boxing Heavyweight Champion Mike Tyson Added to Chicago National Autograph Lineup!
  • Chicago National Wednesday Sneak Peek Guests: Don Kessinger, Bill Madlock & Lee Smith
  • Football Hall of Famer Joe Montana Added to Chicago National Autograph Lineup!
  • Baseball Hall of Famers Luis Aparicio, Wade Boggs, Rod Carew, Al Kaline, Frank Robinson, Earl Weaver & Dick Williams Added to Chicago National Autograph Lineup!
  • Houston Astros Rising Star First Baseman Brett Wallace Added to Houston June Show Lineup!
  • Houston Texans 2011 Draft Picks Shiloh Keo & Brooks Reed Added to Houston June Show Lineup!
  • Cubs Rising Star 2nd Baseman Darwin Barney Added to Chicago National TRISTAR Autograph Lineup
  • Chicago National TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion TICKETS ON SALE NOW:
    -Autograph Tickets
    -Platinum Express Pass
    -Official Show Merchandise
    -Can't Attend? Mail In Your Own Item!
  • San Francisco Cancelled Players Mail Order Update: Johnny Bench items will be signed at the National on August 7th. We are currently working on getting Willie McCovey items signed, and we'll keep you updated as soon as we have more info. Santiago Casilla items will be refunded, and mail-in items returned. If you have any questions, please contact us.
  • As of 9am PT, 5/22 - Willie McCovey Update: At this time we do not expect Willie to be able to appear at the show today. If this should change, we will immediately provide an update here. Ticket exchanges/refunds are handled at the Autograph Ticket Booth. If you purchased your tickets in advance, you may mail back your tickets with your order confirmation for your refund.
  • San Francisco Player Cancellation: Due to illness, Johnny Bench will NOT be appearing at the show. Please bring your ticket(s) to the Autograph Ticket Booth for Exchanges/Refunds
  • San Francisco Show: Due to circumstances beyond our control, Santiago Casilla will NOT be appearing at the show. Please bring your ticket(s) to the Autograph Ticket Booth for Exchanges/Refunds. 
  • Kerry Wood, Starlin Castro & Leon Durham (VIP) Added to National Autograph Pavilion Lineup!
  • Houston Show: Advance Tickets On Sale Now!
    - Admission Tickets
    - Autograph Tickets
    - Line Priority Pass
    - Official Show Merchandise
  • Beckett Media message board member shows his BABE RUTH autographed baseball, the Grand Treasure in TRISTAR Futures!
  • VIP Guests Bobby Douglass & Paul Reuschel Added to National Autograph Pavilion Lineup!
  • Packers Super Bowl 31 Champs Don Beebe, Mark Chmura, Antonio Freeman & Dorsey Levens Added to National Autograph Pavilion Lineup!
  • Jack Ham, Mel Blount, Tony Gwynn & Jody Davis (VIP) Added to National Autograph Pavilion Lineup!
  • Antti Niemi, Rafael Palmeiro, Paul Molitor & Jack Clark Added to National Autograph Pavilion Lineup!
  • 2011 Chicago National TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion Tickets Will Go On Sale May 2th!
  • Houston Show Autograph Lineup Appearance Days Available Now! Tickets Will Go On Sale May 4th!
  • Bert Blyleven, Johnny Bench and Calvin Murphy (VIP) Added to National Autograph Pavilion Lineup!
  • Football Hall of Famers Willie Brown, Ted Hendricks & Paul Hornung Added to National Autograph Pavilion Lineup!
  • San Francisco May Show: Advance Tickets On Sale Now!
    • Autograph Tickets
    • Giants Championship Priority Pass
    • Special Merchandise Offerings
  • Blackhawk HOFers Bill Gadsby (VIP), Pierre Pilote (VIP); Football HOFers John Riggins, John Stallworth, Jim Taylor; & Former Raider Daryle Lamonica Added to National Autograph Pavilion Lineup!
  • Former Texas A&M Basketball Star Acie Law Added to Houston June Show Lineup!
  • Chicago Cubs Starting Pitcher Matt Garza Added to Chicago National TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion Lineup!
  • Ozzie Guillen, Stan Bahnsen & Donnie Shell Added to National Autograph Pavilion Lineup!\
  • Adrian Peterson, Joe Greene & Leeland McElroy Added to Houston June Show Lineup!
  • Former Texas A&M Aggies RC Slocum, Jackie Sherrill, Bucky Richardson, Dante Hall & Darren Lewis Added to Houston June Show Lineup!
  • Former Steelers John Stallworth, Donnie Shell & Andy Russell Added to Houston June Show Lineup
  • National VIP Guest Additions: Floyd Bannister, Carlos May, Juan Nieves & Billy Pierce!
  • Roberto Alomar, Dave Casper, Ray Guy, Rich Gossage, Rickey Henderson, Gaylord Perry, Gale Sayers & Steve Stone Added to Chicago National TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion Lineup!
  • Von Miller, Quentin Coryatt, Yale Lary & John David Crow Added to Houston June Show Lineup
  • Jack Ham & L.C. Greenwood Added to Houston June Show Lineup
  • Floyd Little Added to Houston June Show Lineup
  • Ben Tate Added to Houston June Show Lineup
  • Pablo Sandoval Added to San Francisco Show Lineup
  • San Francisco Show Advance Tickets Will Go On Sale on Tuesday, April 5th!
  • Joe Morgan Added to San Francisco Show Lineup
  • J.A. Happ Added to Houston June Show Lineup
  • Will Clark Added to San Francisco Show Lineup
  • 32nd Annual National Sports Collectors Convention Admission & VIP Packages On Sale Now! 1st Group of VIP Guests Announced: Buddy Bell, John Castino, Rick Reuschel & Orlando Woolridge
  • Harold Baines & Gary Matthews Sr. Added to National TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion Lineup
  • Jerrod Johnson Added to Houston June Show Lineup
  • Arian Foster Added to Houston June Show Lineup
  • 1st Group of Autograph Guests for the 32nd Annual National Sports Collectors Convention, August 3-7, 2011, in Chicago has been announced, and it's a virtual who's-who of sports royalty!
  • San Francisco Show Lineup Appearance Days Available Now!
  • Tony Perez Added to San Francisco Show & Houston Show Lineups
  • Johnny Bench Added to San Francisco Show Lineup
  • Jonathan Sanchez Added to San Francisco Show Lineup
  • Juan Marichal Added to San Francisco Show Lineup
  • Houston Show Player Cancellation: Unfortunately, Frank Thomas will be unable to appear as originally advertised due to alternate commitments during the weekend. We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • Santiago Casilla Added to San Francisco Show Lineup
  • Whitey Herzog Added to San Francisco Show Lineup
  • Travis Ishikawa Added to San Francisco Show Lineup
  • TNA Wrestling Stars Jay Lethal & Daffney Added to Houston January Show Lineup
  • Nate Schierholtz Added to San Francisco Show Lineup
  • Arian Foster Added to Houston January Show Lineup
  • SAN FRANCISCO SHOW: May 20-22, 2011 Featuring World Series Champs & Many More!
  • 'Wonder Years' Jason Hervey is on Wrestling Card - ESPN.com, by Chris Olds
  • Show Merchandise: Luv Ya Blue Limited Edition Unsigned 16x20 Photo Available for PreOrder
  • Mike Munchak Added to Houston January Show Lineup
  • Houston Astros Starting Right Fielder Hunter Pence Added to Houston January Show Lineup
  • Houston Astros Rookie Catcher Jason Castro Added to Houston January Show Lineup
  • TRISTAR Show Announcement: Houston Collectors Show - June 24-26, 2011
  • Former "Luv Ya Blue" Houston Oiler Carter Hartwig Added to Houston January Show Lineup
  • Houston Astros Rising Star 3rd Baseman Chris Johnson Added to Houston January Show Lineup
  • Houston January Show Appearance Schedule Available Now!
  • Former "Luv Ya Blue" Houston Oiler Steve Kiner Added to Houston January Show Lineup
  • Dave Casper, Tony Hill & Jay Novacek Added to Houston January Show Lineup
  • Aroldis Chapman & Jameson Taillon Added to Houston January Show Lineup
  • Former "Luv Ya Blue" Houston Oilers Gregg Bingham, Vernon Perry & John Schuhmacher Added to Houston January Show Lineup
  • Former "Luv Ya Blue" Houston Oilers Robert Woods, David Carter, Gifford Nielsen & Willie Alexander Added to Houston January Show Lineup
  • Former "Luv Ya Blue" Houston Oilers Elvin Bethea, Ronnie Coleman & Andy Dorris Added to Houston January Show Lineup
  • Former "Luv Ya Blue" Houston Oilers Billy "White Shoes" Johnson, Curley, Culp, Mike Renfro, Mike Barber & Carl Mauck Added to Houston January Show Lineup
  • Earl Campbell Added to Houston January Show Lineup
  • Former Houston Oilers Robert Brazile, Kenny Burrough & Dan Pastorini Added to Houston January Show Lineup
  • Jordan Lyles Added to Houston January Show Lineup
  • Rich Goose Gossage Added to Houston January Show Lineup
  • Frank Thomas Added to Houston January Show Lineup
  • Ken Stabler Added to Houston January Show Lineup
  • Kurt Warner Private Signing: Late October 2010
  • Whitey Ford Added to Houston January Show Lineup
  • Robin Yount Added to Houston January Show Lineup
  • Missed the National? Don't worry! Check out the items we have in stock for you!
  • TNA ICONS Wrestling Trading Cards - Available Now!
  • TRISTAR OBAK: A History of the Game - Available Now! Click Here for Checklist
  • NSCC TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion Player Addition: Ordell Braase, Art DeCarlo, Jim Mutscheller & Andy Nelson
  • NSCC TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion Player Addition: Jerry Rice, Joe Theismann, Frank Thomas & Thurman Thomas
  • NSCC TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion Player Addition: Jackie Slater
  • NSCC TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion Player Addition: Larry Brown
  • Craig Biggio and Jeff Bagwell Private Signing: September, 2010
  • NSCC TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion Final VIP Guest Addition: Benny Ayala
  • Tommy Manzella & Felipe Paulino Added to Houston June Show Lineup
  • Roger Clemens Private Signing August, 2010
  • NSCC TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion Player Addition: Archie Griffin, Earl Morrall & Warren Moon
  • Y.A. Tittle Added to Houston June Show Lineup
  • Kareem Jackson Added to Houston June Show Lineup
  • Miles Austin Added to Houston June Show Lineup
  • Bernard Pollard Added to Houston June Show Lineup
  • NSCC TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion VIP Guest Addition: Charley Taylor
  • NSCC TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion Player Addition: Bert Jones; VIP Addition: Bruce Laird & Ron Blomberg
  • John Bowker Added to San Francisco Show Lineup
  • Houston June Show: Advance Tickets On Sale
    • Autograph Tickets
    • Attend the show as a VIP with the VIP Package
    • Special Merchandise Offerings
    • Can't Attend the Show? Mail Order Information
  • NSCC TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion Player Addition: Jake Peavy & Michael McCrary; VIP Addition: Roger Carr
  • Jordan Shipley Added to Houston June Show Lineup
  • TNA.com - Preview New TNA/TRISTAR Trading Cards
  • Brian Bosworth Added to Houston June Show Lineup
  • NSCC TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion Player Addition: Jim Brown
  • NSCC TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion Player Addition: John Riggins; VIP Addition: Jim Gentile
  • NSCC TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion Player Addition: Jim Kelly; VIP Addition: Calvin Murphy
  • Drew Brees Added to Houston June Show Lineup
  • NSCC TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion Player Additions: Gino Marchetti, Lenny Moore, Art Donovan & Raymond Berry
  • NSCC TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion VIP Guest Addition: Mel Renfro & Mike Curtis
  • Colt McCoy & Pettis Norman Added to Houston June Show Lineup
  • Elvin Bethea Added to Houston June Show Lineup
  • Jackie Smith & Billy Joe Dupree Added to Houston June Show Lineup
  • Robin Yount Added to San Francisco Show Lineup
  • Gerald McCoy & Jermaine Gresham Added to Houston June Show Lineup
  • NSCC TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion Player Additions: Dick Butkus & Barry Sanders
  • NSCC TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion VIP Guest Addition: Jim Lonborg
  • Nolan Ryan, Arian Foster, Rickey Jackson & Marv Levy Added to Houston June Show Lineup
  • NSCC TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion Player Additions: Earl Weaver, Boog Powell & Mike Flanagan
  • Jim Harbaugh Added to San Francisco Show Lineup
  • Beckett Blog: TNA's New Era Takes Wrestling Cards to New Heights
  • NSCC TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion Player Additions: Rollie Fingers & Denny McLain
  • NSCC TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion VIP Guest Addition: Andy Etchebarren
  • Lance Berkman Added to Houston June Show Lineup
  • Rollie Fingers Added to San Francisco Show Lineup
  • NSCC TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion VIP Guest Addition: Mike Rozier
  • Beckett.com - TRISTAR reaps the rewards of new Monday-night “wrestling wars” - By Chris Olds
  • NSCC TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion Player Additions: Ozzie Newsome & Frank Howard
  • Jack Youngblood Added to Houston June Show Lineup
  • NSCC TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion Player Additions: Randy White & Gary Beban
  • NSCC TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion VIP Guest Additions : Ron Hansen & Al Bumbry!
  • Walt Weiss Added to San Francisco Show Lineup
  • Steve Carlton & Orlando Woolridge Added to Houston June Show Lineup
  • Paul Molitor & Ozzie Smith Added to San Francisco Show Lineup
  • Sam Bradford Added to Houston June Show Lineup
  • NSCC TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion VIP Guests: First Group Announced! Click Here for More!
  • NSCC TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion Player Additions: Steve Stone
  • NSCC TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion Player Additions: Gordie Howe "Mr. Hockey" & Dennis Eckersley
  • Kurt Warner Public Signing: March 20, 2010, Phoenix
  • Matt Schaub Added to Houston June Show Lineup
  • NSCC TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion Player Additions: Tom Seaver, Tony Gwynn, Paul Molitor and Jim Rice!
  • Toby Gerhart, Orlando Cepeda & Ben Grieve Added to San Francisco May Show Lineup
  • Gary Beban Added to San Francisco May Show Lineup
  • Andre Johnson, John Hannah & Tom Dempsey Added to Houston June Show Lineup
  • Madison Bumgarner and Dan Runzler Added to San Francisco May Show Lineup
  • Pablo Sandoval Added to San Francisco May Show Lineup
  • Mike Schmidt, Pete Rose, Dwight "Doc" Gooden and Darryl Strawberry Added to Houston June Show Lineup
  • Kurt Warner Retires as One of the Top Quarterbacks of All-Time! Kurt Warner Private Signing to Take Place in March!
  • 31st Annual National Sports Collectors Convention: The 1st Group of TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion Autograph Guests Have Been Announced! CLICK HERE FOR MORE!
  • Brian Cushing Added to Houston June Show
    Lineup
  • Johnny Bench, Rod Carew, Bruce Sutter, Reggie Jackson and Robin Roberts Added to San Francisco May Show Lineup
  • Texas Longhorns Legendary Quarterback, Colt McCoy, Added to Houston January 2010 Show Lineup
  • The BIG 1st Group of Autograph Guests for the 2010 National Sports Collectors Convention will be Announced FRIDAY, January 15th!
  • Andre Dawson Added to San Francisco May 2010 Show Lineup
  • Andre Dawson, Newest Member of the Hall of Fame, Added to Houston January 2010 Show Lineup
  • Michael Oher Added to Houston January 2010 Show Lineup
  • Don Perkins Added to Houston January 2010 Show Lineup
  • Luis Scola Added to Houston January 2010 Show Lineup
  • Quentin Coryatt Added to Houston January 2010 Show Lineup
  • San Francisco Show Update: Show Dates Have Changed to May 14-16, 2010
  • Kurt Warner Private Signing: December 10, 2010 - Order Today! Mail Order Deadline: December 10
  • Brian Cushing Added to Houston January 2010 Show Lineup
  • Houston January Show: Advance Tickets On Sale
    • Admission Ticket
    • Autograph Tickets
    • Attend the show as a VIP with the VIP Package
    • Special Merchandise Offerings
    • Can't Attend the Show? Mail Order Information
  • TRISTAR January Houston Show: Advance Tickets ON SALE NOW!
  • TRISTAR January Houston Show: Mail Order and Mail In Pricing AVAILABLE NOW!
  • TRISTAR Show Announcement - San Francisco Show: May 14-16, 2010, Cow Palace! Cal Ripken Jr.'s FIRST West Coast sports collectibles show appearance!
  • Chase Budinger Added to Houston January 2010 Show Lineup
  • Planning to Attend the TRISTAR Houston show? Be sure you are signed up for TRISTAR’s email list, are a TRISTAR Twitter follower and/or a TRISTAR Facebook Fan. We have a VERY SPECIAL OFFER coming VERY SOON just for you!
  • Houston January Show: Advance Tickets On Sale NOVEMBER 20th!
  • Tony Dorsett, Dan Reeves and Andre Ware Added to Houston January 2010 Show Lineup
  • TRISTAR Prospects Plus 2009 Draft Picks - Information and Checklists Available Now!
  • Beckett.com - HULK HOGAN joined TNA Wrestling! What impact will this have on TRISTAR's exclusive TNA trading cards/memorabilia?
  • Ryne Sandberg Public Autograph Appearance Dec 12th in Secaucus, NJ
  • Bud Norris Added to Houston January 2010 Show Lineup
  • Marques Haynes Added to Houston January 2010 Show Lineup
  • Chris Weinke and Ty Detmer Added to Houston January 2010 Show Lineup
  • Joe Savery Added to Houston January 2010 Show Lineup
  • Doug and Kyle Drabek Added to Houston January 2010 Show Lineup
  • Michael Bourn Added to Houston January 2010 Show Lineup
  • Jason Heyward Added to Houston January 2010 Show Lineup
  • In Houston? See the 1869 Peck & Snyder card (world's oldest) plus Box Battle; $3,000 in FREE Prizes! Sunday, October 11, 2009
  • Jiovanni Mier Added to Houston January 2010 Show Lineup
  • Warren Moon Added to Houston January 2010 Show Lineup
  • Randy Johnson Added to Houston January 2010 Show Lineup
  • Willie Mays Added to Houston January 2010 Show Lineup
  • David Clyde and Randal Grichuk Added to Houston January 2010 Show Lineup
  • Tommy Hanson Private Signing: September 8-10, 2009 - PreOrder Now!
  • J.A. Happ Private Signing: September 4, 2009 - Baseballs Available
  • Andre Dawson Added to Houston January 2010 Show Lineup
  • Reggie Jackson, Don Mattingly and Dave Winfield Added to Houston January 2010 Show Lineup
  • TRISTAR, exclusive licensee of TNA Wrestling memorabilia, releases four all-new autographed pieces featuring Taz, Tara, Bobby Lashley & Suicide
  • Autographed Baseballs Now Available Signed by Giants Star Pablo Sandoval "Kung Fu Panda"
  • Preview: TRISTAR Celebrates the Past and Present Stars of Minor League Baseball in TRISTAR OBAK (Available August 26th)
  • National in Cleveland: TNA Wrestling Stars Kurt Angle, Angelina Love & Velvet Sky Announced to Appear on Sat., Aug. 1; Special Packages Available
  • Joe Montana Added to Houston January 2010 Show Lineup
  • Troy Polamalu to Appear at the 30th Annual National TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion
  • Kevin Mack Added as VIP Guest at the 30th Annual National TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion
  • Houston Show Sat. & Sun. - See TRISTAR Memorabilia Museum Featuring 1869 Red Stockings Card & Much More
  • 2009 TRISTAR PROjections Series 3: Product Information & Checklists Now Available
  • Will Clark Added to Houston January 2010 Show Lineup
  • Bob Gibson, Jackie Slater and Joe Theismann to Appear at the 30th Annual National TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion
  • Ernie Banks, Tim Brown, Rod Carew and Lawrence Taylor to Appear at the 30th Annual National TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion
  • John Cappelletti, Whitey Ford, Sonny Jurgensen, Paul Hornung, Marv Levy and Jim Otto to Appear at the 30th Annual National TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion
  • Calvin Murphy and Brian Orakpo Added to Houston June Show Autograph Lineup
  • James Lofton to Appear at the 30th Annual National TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion
  • Ron Dayne, Johnny Lattner, George Rogers, Gino Torretta and Chris Weinke to Appear at the 30th Annual National TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion
  • Gary Beban, Denny McLain, Billy Shaw and Y.A. Tittle to Appear at the 30th Annual National TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion
  • Lynn Swann and Barry Sanders to Appear at the 30th Annual National TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion
  • Carl Landry & Aaron Brooks Added to Houston June Show Lineup
  • Thurman Thomas and Roberto Alomar to Appear at the 30th Annual National TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion
  • Rollie Fingers and Bob Feller to Appear at the 30th Annual National TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion
  • Houston June Show: TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
  • Houston June Show: Mail Order and Mail In Pricing Available Now!
  • Jacob Hester and Matt Flynn Added to Houston June Show Lineup
  • Kordell "Slash" Stewart to Appear at the 30th Annual National TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion
  • Tony Gwynn, Tom Seaver and Bruce Sutter to Appear at the 30th Annual National TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion
  • Final 6 VIP Guests Announced for the the 30th Annual National TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion
  • Roy Oswalt Added to Houston June Show Lineup
  • Heisman Winners Earl Campbell, Ricky Williams and John David Crow Added to Houston June Show Lineup
  • Hunter Pence Added to Houston June Show Lineup
  • Raymond Berry, Art Donovan, Gino Marchetti and Lenny Moore Added to Houston June Show Lineup
  • Howard "Hopalong" Cassady and Phil Simms to Appear at the 30th Annual National TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion
  • 6 More VIP Guests Announced for the 30th Annual National TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion
  • Release - TRISTAR TNA Knockouts Trading Cards
  • Cesar Cedeno Added to Houston June Show Lineup
  • Bert Campaneris Added to Houston June Show Lineup
  • Mario Williams Added to Houston June Show Lineup
  • 7 Heisman Trophy Winners Announced for the 30th Annual National TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion
  • John Riggins , Rod Woodson and Charles Nagy to Appear at the 30th Annual National TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion
  • Jeff Burroughs Added to Houston June Show Lineup
  • Jeff Reardon Added to Houston June Show Lineup
  • 6 VIP Guests Announced for the 30th Annual National TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion
  • Lance Berkman and Stan Bahnsen Added to Houston June Show Lineup
  • Tim Alderson Added to San Francisco May Show Lineup
  • Eddie Murray Added to Houston June Show Lineup
  • Multiple Guests Announced for the 30th Annual National TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion
  • Buster Posey Added to San Francisco May Show Lineup
  • Dick Williams and Frank Robinson Added to Houston June Show Lineup
  • Bob Gibson, Connor Gillaspie & Madison Bumgarner Added to San Francisco May Show Lineup
  • THIS SATURDAY - Houston Astros Fan Fest: TRISTAR willl be overseeing the silent auction benefiting the Astros In Action Foundation & offering TRISTAR Authentications.  Plus, dealers & much more!
  • Tim Lincecum Added to San Francisco May Show Lineup
  • ON SALE NOW: San Francisco May Show Advance Admission & Autograph Tickets, PLUS a Special VIP Package (Great Value!) and Mail In/Order Information! 
    PLACE YOUR ORDER NOW!
  • Orlando Cepeda & Mike Merriweather Added to San Francisco May Show Lineup
  • This Week: San Francisco May Show Tickets On Sale, Along With Mail Order and Mail In Pricing!
  • More Guest Appearance Times Announced for San Francisco May Show
  • Dave Stewart and Dave Henderson Added to San Francisco May Show Autograph Lineup
  • More Guest Appearance Times Announced for San Francisco May Show
  • Joe Montana, Troy Aikman and Bruce Smith to Appear at the 30th Annual National TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion
  • Ron Yary Added to San Francisco May Show Lineup
  • Kurt Warner Private Signing to Take Place in Late March '09
  • New Guests Just Added to San Francisco May Show Autograph Lineup: Eddie Murray, Jim Brown, Eric Dickerson, Dave Wilcox, Bob Brown, Charley Trippi, Jackie Slater & Matt Cain
  • Cal Ripken Jr., Johnny Bench, Paul Molitor and Jim Rice to Appear at the TRISTAR Collectors Show in Houston June 26-28, 2009
  • Kurt Warner Public Signing to Take Place February 21, 2009 from 11:00AM to 12:00PM
  • Randy Johnson and Carney Lansford Added to San Francisco May Show Lineup
  • CRAIG BIGGIO Private Signing Announced for Week of April 6-10, 2009
  • BART STARR Private Signing Announced for March '09
  • KURT WARNER Private Signing to Take Place February 21, 2009
  • WILLIE MAYS, WILLIE McCOVEY, TOM SEAVER & BRUCE SUTTER to Appear at the 13th Annual TRISTAR's Collectors Show in San Francisco
    • TRISTAR is excited to announce that the company’s next San Francisco collectors show will take place May 1-3, 2009, at the Cow Palace and will feature Hall of Famer WILLIE MAYS, making a rare public autograph appearance.  More star-studded autograph guests will be announced in the coming months.  Please mark your calendars now, and we look forward to seeing you at the 13th Annual TRISTAR Bay Area Classic!
  • Meet ROGER STAUBACH, TERRY BRADSHAW, JOHN RIGGINS, TONY GWYNN, BRUCE SUTTER & Many More at the 23rd Annual TRISTAR Collectors Show in Houston
  • ALL-NEW, SPECIAL TRISTAR TNA MEMORABILIA PIECES AVAILABLE NOW: MAIN EVENT MAFIA, FRONT LINE & MANY MORE!
  • Inside the Tri-Star show
    John McClain and Anna-Megan of the Houston Chronicle take you behind the scenes and give you the stories behind the collections.
    (Part 1 of 9) Click here to read the story.
  • Tri Star's Jeff on breakfast with Joe DiMaggio
    Jeff tells Anna Megan about his experience having breakfast with Joe DiMaggio. Click here to read the story

Houston Chronicle "Texas Magazine" Cover Story About TRISTAR Productions, Inc. & the Sports Collectibles Industry
TRISTAR Productions, Inc. was featured as the "Texas Magazine" section cover story by Greg Hassell in the Houston Chronicle.  TRISTAR president Jeff Rosenberg and vice president Bobby Mintz are profiled.  Click here to read the story

Tristar's Houston Show Deemed a Success
By Ross Forman

The 2005 card show circuit resumed its positive roll, picking up right where it left off in 2004. Whether it was the Chicago Sun-Times show last November which was, arguably, the best show of the year, or Tristar Productions’ New England area show last December, the circuit continues to gain momentum and Tristar’s Houston show in January was no exception. Tristar’s annual Houston show held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in January, attracted more than 5,000 collectors and was perceived as a success by the majority in attendance...

San Francisco Remains a Winning Choice
By Ross Forman
Shortly before Tristar Productions’ annual San Francisco Collectors Show was about to close, Al Ross made one of his biggest sales to one of the weekend’s biggest stars. Reggie Jackson, one of the hobby’s most knowledgeable collectors, purchased more than $600 worth of publications, including numerous Sports Illustrated’s with Jackson on the cover, from Big Al’s, a San Mateo-based company that boasts...

Sometimes It's Not Who is Signing But How They Sign It
By Ross Forman

Paul Krause paused as he signed a helmet featuring fellow members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He offered comments about many of the players and then stopped after viewing Joe Montana’s signature. He paused again and re-examined Montana’s signature. “Who is that,” Krause asked. Joe Montana, he was informed. Krause was shocked, surprised at how unreadable Montana’s signature was...

Collectors Strike Gold at Tristar's Phoenix Show
By Ross Forman

In and around the Phoenix sports and sports collectibles world, he’s simply known as “Diamondback Claude,” a 55-year-old Tempe resident who wears a size-56 D-Backs jersey and bellows out cheers for the local team. “Diamondback Claude” is also a hobbyist who late last year purchased two cases of Donruss Prime Cuts from Box Seat Collectibles, a Phoenix card shop specializing in baseball cards. One of Claude’s first pulls was a 1-of-1 Cal Ripken autograph card. “I thought I was doing pretty well at that point,” he said...

New England boasts Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics
By Ross Forman

In Boston, they love their New England Patriots, winners of two of the last three Super Bowls. They also really love their Boston Red Sox, the 2004 World Series Champions. So, it was no surprise Tristar’s New England Collectors Show – held Dec. 17-19 at the Royal Plaza Trade Center in Marlborough, Mass. – was a smashing success, arguably Tristar’s best show of 2004...

Tristar show a San Francisco treat in the heat
By Ross Forman


The 17th annual Labor Day Weekend Collectors Show in San Francisco was, arguably, the hottest ever which was both good and bad for the hobby. You see, San Francisco endured one of the hottest Labor Day weekends in the city’s history, with sunny skies and temperatures soaring into the 90s. Hence, the Concourse Exhibition Center was literally one hot venue...

Deion lets pen do the talking at Tristar Show
By Ross Forman

There were six Baltimore Ravens helmets waiting to be signed in the backstage area of the Arlington (Texas) Convention Center. Each was to be signed by “Prime Time” Deion Sanders, appearing on the final day of Tristar Productions’ three-day show, held Aug. 27-29. At the time of the show, Sanders would have nothing to do with the Ravens helmets despite the persistent rumors he would end his retirement and be Baltimore bound in the weeks leading up to the show...

FanFest soars to new heights in Houston
By Ross Forman

The 14th annual John Hancock All-Star FanFest will go into the record books as one of the best ever, said Major League Baseball officials, who were thrilled with the five-day attendance of about 85,000 which not only met, but exceeded expectations. Held July 9-13 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston, FanFest attracted about 35,000 fans during its first two days (Friday and Saturday) and had a 71,000 total...

New England Tristar show had collectors in spending mood
By Ross Forman

Donruss/Playoff was the hot card-maker at Tristar Productions’ New England Collectors Show, held May 28-30 at the Royal Plaza Trade Center in Marlborough, Mass. The three-day show featured 32 autograph guests, and attracted about 3,500 collectors. The signing lineup included Ray Bourque, John Hannah, Lou Brock, Stan Musial, Jose Canseco, Fred Lynn, George Foster, Carlton Fisk and others. “This was the best Boston show ever, with the best autograph lineup ever — and that lineup really helped bring in the bodies,” Hegwood said...

Tristar has success in first of two KC shows
By Ross Forman

For an event to be successful it never hurts to have nice weather. Sometimes the weather can be too nice. That was the case for Tristar Productions’ Kansas City Collectors Show, held May 14-16 at the Overland Park International Trade Center. It was just too nice outside Saturday and Sunday. Sun, sun and more sun both days. But Friday was incredible — for sales, not necessarily weather-wise. “It was my best Friday at a Kansas City show ever,” said Rich Gove of Rich Gove Collectibles (Deer Park, Texas)...

Dealers report strong sales in Phoenix
By Ross Forman

Tim Fyke was a little disgruntled when he opened a Hidden Treasures baseball that he had purchased at Tristar Productions’ Phoenix Collectors Show, held March 12- 14 at the Phoenix Civic Center. The ball was dirty and there was no signature on the sweet-spot. “I thought I had gotten a screwed-up ball,” said Fyke, 35, of Anthem, Ariz. But then he looked a little closer, and his anger turned to ecstasy...

49ers greats highlight Tristar SF show
By Ross Forman

There’s something about a card show in San Francisco featuring Joe Montana and Jerry Rice. It just seems so logical, even though both spent time in other cities, with other teams during their illustrious careers. And who cares if they’ve attended many other shows in the San Francisco area. Montana and Rice draw crowds...

Clemens highlights annual AstrosFest event
By Ross Forman

Roger Clemens autographs for $5. Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? And, you get to personally meet the future Hall of Famer too. Now it really sounds amazing, right?
Well, such was the case Feb. 14, when Clemens appeared at the Houston Astros’ annual FanFest, held at Minute Maid Park in Houston.
Clemens signed 400 autographs during his 90-minute appearance, pleasing many who had started waiting for his appearance at 10:30 p.m. the night before...

Tristar enjoys productive Houston event
By Ross Forman

There was Rudy Tomjanovich, whose autograph is simply “Rudy T.” There was “Mean” Joe Greene, who hasn’t added his uniform number (75) to an autograph in more than 20 years. Nor does he sign his nickname, though every other letter in his autograph is perfectly legible.
Then there was Juan Marichal, clearly one of the classiest show guests of all-time. He not only posed for photos with anyone who asked, but also stood up for almost every photo...

Tri-Star attacts a crowd in New England
By Ross Forman

Featuring an autograph lineup boasting Hall of Famers such as Dick Butkus, Tommy Heinsohn and Phil Esposito, Tristar’s recent New England Collectors Show attracted an estimated 4,000 collectors. There were 34 autograph guests in all, including Gerry Cheevers, Milt Schmidt and Tom Johnson, as well as Walter McCarty, David Ortiz, Jim Lonborg, Casey Fossum, Brandon Lyon, J.R. Redmond, Ty Warren and 22 members of the Boston Bruins glory years, 1969-70 and 1971-72...

Collectors vote yes to Tri-Star's Bay Area show
By Ross Forman

With California caught up in a sea of politics these days, it was clear at Tri-Star Productions’16th-annual Labor Day Weekend Collectors Show at the Concourse Exhibition Center in downtown San Francisco that Erubiel Durazo clearly is a conservative. At least when it comes to autographs. The Oakland A’s left-handed hitter was among 25- plus signers and on each autograph signed, he simply wrote: E DURAZO. No ERUBIEL. No period after the E. Just, E...

Sales strong for Tri-Star debut in Cincinnati
By Ross Forman

Tri-Star’s inaugural Cincinnati show, held Aug. 15-17 at the Cincinnati Convention Center, drew nearly 3,500 collectors and generated some strong sales for dealers.
The show’s autograph lineup included local legends Ickey Woods, James Brooks, Tom Browning, Johnny Bench, Levi Jones, Tory James, Adam Dunn, Ryan Wagner, Scott Sullivan, Jason LaRue and Pete Rose...

Tri-Star officials push ahead with Atlantic City 3,000 strikeout show
Historic grouping features 11 of the 12; Walter Johnson is only deceased club member

Roger Clemens wants at least four, maybe five, of the commemorative photo-collage posters being made – and given away free to the first 5,000 attendees – for Tri-Star Productions’ Salute To The 3,000 Strikeout Club Show, set for January 10-12, 2003 at Bally’s in Atlantic City, N.J...

Holmes also scores at Tri-Star KC show
By Ross Forman

Priest Holmes clearly is the hometown hero in Kansas City — on and off the field. He’s a rushing sensation for the Chiefs, with touchdowns seem- ingly around every turn. And he’s a signing machine as well, with a smile for cameras too...

Boston hockey fans turn out for Ray Bourque
By Ross Forman
October 6, 2002

There’s a special place in the hearts of Boston hockey fans for Ray Bourque, the longtime Bruins’ defenseman who left for the Colorado Avalanche during the 1999-2000 season and, a year later, won the Stanley Cup in dramatic, Hollywood-esque fashion...

The distaff side bolsters Tri-Star Labor Day show
By Ross Forman

Her business card could say, “President,” but instead, Robin Lee’s self appointed title is “Girl- Jock in Charge.” She runs Girl-Jocks.com, the women’s sports specialist. Meaning, she sells memorabilia from the WNBA, the WUSA and various other female pro athletes, along with select male memorabilia...

eBay winner meets Goldberg in Houston
By Ross Forman
August 16, 2002

They came here from Missouri for a once-in- a-lifetime meeting with Bill Goldberg, the former World Championship Wrestling (WCW) World Heavyweight Champion known as simply Goldberg. They spent $4,000 for the 30-minute lunch held at the George R. Brown Convention Center...

Autograph signers a hot draw in Cleveland
By Ross Forman

Johnny Xu will have an amazing story to tell if he’s asked to write a “What I did over summer break” term paper upon returning to the University of Washington for his senior year. Especially if it’s for a business class. The 22-year-old Xu was selling cards, mostly graded cards and inserts, at the Tri-Star Collec- tors Show held June 28-30 at the Sportsplex in North Olmstead, Ohio. With one table, few showcases and about 5,000 cards, Xu was hoping to make $5,000. Instead, he made about $12,000...

Tri-Star San Fran show busy for everyone
By Ross Forman
July 5, 2002

Richard Tsai drove about 50 miles from his home in Saratoga to the Cow Palace in San Francisco for the inaugural Tri-Star Productions’ Memorial Day Weekend Classic. He attended Saturday only, and for only one reason. Actually, Tsai had 35,000 reasons for his visit...

SF show has items for young and old
By Ross Forman
March 11, 2002

Tri-Star Productions concluded its five-show bobble head give-away promotion at the annual San Francisco Collectors Showcase, held Feb. 15-17 at the Cow Palace. They gave away a future Hall of Famer, Jerry Rice (in his Oakland uniform), and clearly voted the promotion of similar status. More than 1,000 collectors lined up Saturday for the rare collectible, produced by the Shop At Home Network, given to the first 100 collectors on Friday, the first 250 on Saturday and Sunday...

A bit of everything at Houston Tri-Star show
By Ross Forman
February 18, 2002

Don Dishaw had a golden opportunity January 27th at the 16th-annual Tri-Star Productions’ Houston Classic.  The 58-year-old father of three was center-court, literally, in front of several hundred fans for a game of HORSE against Rockets’ superstar Steve Francis. Luckily for Dishaw, Francis had a good heart … and the NBA All-Star also was affected, no doubt, by a less than straight rim. Francis couldn’t, or maybe we should say, didn’t answer Dishaw’s first three shots, leading to speculation that the greatest upset in HORSE history was about to unfold...

14 years and 1,000 guests later, Tri-Star reigns
By Ross Forman
January 11, 2002

Jeff Rosenberg, president of Tri-Star Productions Inc., was set to take Joe DiMaggio to the airport after a 1992 card show appearance in Houston, but the Baseball Hall of Famer said he first had to go to the bathroom.  So, The Yankee Clipper excused himself … for 30 minutes. When he returned, Rosenberg asked, “Is everything OK?"...

Tri-Star shows Bonds-like timing with bobber
Labor Day show kicks off five-show, joint promotion with Shop At Home
By Ross Forman
November 8, 2001

If you offer bobble head dolls, they will come.  To stadiums and arenas across the country, we have learned over the last year or so.  And now, to card shows, too.

The 14th-annual Labor Day Show in San Francisco, held August 31 – September 3 at the Concourse Exhibition Center, featured free, limited-edition Barry Bonds bobble head figurines to the 100 or 200 guests per day.

That meant lines.  Long lines...

Legendary Cowboys draw well for Tri-Star
By Ross Forman
October 26, 2001

He didn’t look like “The Beautiful” Harvey Martin we once knew and loved, the Harvey Martin who captured co-MVP honors in Super Bowl XII (with Randy White).  A former Dallas defensive end, the 6-foot-6, 265-pound monster who was selected in the third round of the 1973 NFL Draft, Martin is now a shadow of himself … a cancer victim.

But that didn’t stop him from attending a late-August card show in Arlington, Texas, even if the Arlington Convention Center was too cold for him and he instead sat outside on a hot and humid afternoon.

The heart was still there, so too was the love, devotion and dedication...

Tri-Star's card show a marketplace rarity
Dwight Chapin, Gregory Lewis
Monday, August 20, 2001
©2001 San Francisco Chronicle

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NOT SO long ago, the Bay Area was a hotbed for card and memorabilia shows.

You couldn't turn around without finding local action of some sort, at Moscone Center, at the Cow Palace, at San Jose Convention Center and the Concourse Exhibition Center and malls and halls all over Northern California.

Not anymore.

But Tri-Star is successfully swimming against the tide...

Mike Tenay to comment on WCW at card show appearance
By Ross Forman 
(from 1wrestling.com)
August 20, 2001

Mike Tenay will make his first public comments about the sale of WCW to the WWF in early-September, and the former WCW announcer promises he “won’t pull any punches about anyone within the wrestling business.”

Tenay will appear September 2, 2001, at Tri-Star Productions’ Labor Day Weekend Card Show in San Francisco (Concourse Exhibition Center), which traditionally is one of the nation’s biggest trading card shows of the year.  Tenay will discuss his memories of WCW, what led to the downfall of WCW and what led to the sale, among other subjects.  He also will answer questions from fans and host a “Stump The Professor” trivia contest...

Large turnout for Houston Tri-Star Show
By Ross Forman
August 19, 2001

HOUSTON - Lance Berkman signed free autographs for 2 ½ hours, even though he was only scheduled to sign for one hour.  And he easily could have signed for another 2 ½ hours, except he had to be at Enron Field for a game against the visiting Chicago Cubs.  Berkman posed for pictures with fans, personalized autographs and never once complained.

His parting gift from the show: a pizza.  And also, of course, a debt of gratitude from his faithful fans and show promoter, Houston-based Tri-Star Productions, Inc...

Making the rounds at SportsFest
By Ross Forman
August 19, 2001

ROSEMONT, Ill. – At about 3 p.m, on Sunday, I heard the worst possible news at SportsFest.  Not that there was only an hour remaining in the 3rd-annual collectibles extravaganza, held here at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, August 2-5.

“Sorry, we’re sold out … of ice cream,” the vendor said.

So much for one of the true show pleasures – soft-serve ice cream (preferably, a twist cone) – after walking for six hours-plus.

There were plenty of other notes from this year’s second major summertime show.  Anyway, here’s more of what I saw, heard, and observed over four days...

David Terrell: Ready to make some noise in the Windy City
David Terrell was an autograph guest at Tri-Star's Kansas City event in June 2001.
By Ross Forman
August 3, 2001

David Terrell, the rookie football player, slowed approached Don Larsen, the retired baseball great.  Terrell knew few facts about Larsen and/or his career, mostly just that the former New York Yankee pitcher threw a perfect game in the 1956 World Series.  Larsen was signing photos from the magical moment in the backstage area that mid-June afternoon at a card show in Kansas City promoted by Tri-Star Productions, Inc.

Terrell, 22, politely asked Larsen to sign two autographs, both on 16X20 pictures.  One was, naturally, for him, which will be framed and hang near his Mickey Mantle-signed baseball.  The other was for former University of Michigan quarterback Drew Hensen, now in baseball’s minor leagues.  Larsen obliged, without hesitation, offering a personal message for both.

Terrell smiled like a youngster on Christmas Eve when Larsen, moments later, returned the signed photos.  “My pleasure,” Larsen said.

“No,” Terrell answered quickly. “This really is my pleasure to meet you."...

KC show a hit, while Clemens has signing
By Ross Forman
July 25, 2001

Stan Musial had his fabled harmonica and, of course, played it for the fans.

David Terrell had a Sharpie pen and pictures, and he wanted other sports superstars to sign autographs for him.

Jerry Lawler had his lovely wife (Stacy, aka, The Kat, formerly of World Wrestling Federation fame) sitting to his right, and his regal crown was on the table in front of him.  The veteran wrestler is, of course, nicknamed The King.

This was the annual Tri-Star Collectors Show in Kansas City, held June 15-17, at the Overland Park International Trade Center.  About 4,000 attended the three-day show.

But not Jeff Rosenberg, president of Tri-Star Productions.

He was, instead, about 1,000 miles east, in New York, for a private signing session with New York Yankee sensation Roger Clemens...

If you were unable to make it to the 22nd National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland, read about the sights and sounds from the viewpoint of industry veteran Ross Forman.
The sights and sounds of yet another National extravaganza
By Ross Forman
July 25, 2001

CLEVELAND - It’s amazing what you see, hear and think wandering through the 22nd-annual National Sports Collectors Convention, which started its four-day run here at the I-X Center on June 28.  My reporter’s notebook was new when I arrived; now it’s just a blur of baseball cards, autographed paraphernalia and friendships renewed.

Here’s what I experienced… 

  • It was kind of strange seeing collectors walking around with beers in their hands.  Even stranger to see a full-bar on the show-floor.  Not that I see anything wrong with it, mind you.
  • As usual, nothing beats those soft-serve ice cream cones....

Wrestling fans flock to WWF AXXESS
By Ross Forman
May 1, 2001

When the doors opened to the public, the fans ran – or better yet, sprinted -- to autograph areas around Reliant Hall (formerly Astrohall).  They didn’t know who was signing or for how long.  Yet for most fans, it didn’t really seem to matter.  Unless “The Rock” or “Stone Cold” Steve Austin was signing at another autograph area.  Then they sprinted to those areas.

The World Wrestling Federation’s annual AXXESS: The Fan Festival, held here March 30-April 1, was a pro wrestling smorgasbord with autograph sessions, interactive areas and numerous match-used relics on display.  And when the WWF does it, it’s first-class, nothing less.

Where else can you see an actual bus that had been destroyed on a show?!...  

Baseball cards still hottest ticket for collectors at convention
By Ross Forman
Special for USA TODAY

The National Sports Collectors Convention, which began Thursday and runs through Sunday at the Anaheim Convention Center, is making a return appearance in Southern California.

In 1991, the annual event was held in Anaheim and attracted 100,000 collectors. The first convention was held in 1980 in Los Angeles.

About 45,000 are expected this year.

''This is the show to attend, to buy, sell and trade. It's a great marketplace,'' says Jeff Rosenberg of Houston-based Tri-Star Productions Inc...

Cowboys' Allen Has Come a Long Way
(Autograph Guest at Dallas, TX Show in September '97)
By Ross Forman

Larry Allen, now in his sixth season with the Dallas Cowboys, has come a long way. Just consider:

    • He was the 10th offensive lineman selected in the 1994 NFL Draft, grabbed in the second round (46th overall) out of tiny Sonoma State, a Division II non-scholarship school about 45 minutes north of San Francisco. Allen was the first player ever drafted from Sonoma State and the first time since 1981 that Dallas had taken and offensive lineman that high.
    • He attended different high schools each of his four years of school, finishing at Vintage High in Napa, Calif.
    • His father left and his mother raised him on welfare...

 

The Pressure of a Country is On the Shoulders of Dallas Cowboys Linebacker Dat Nguyen
(Autograph Guest at Arlington, TX Show in July '99)
By Ross Forman

Before he made his first tackle of the season, before he even stepped on the turf at Texas Stadium and before he even laced up his Dallas Cowboy boots, Dat Nguyen had the pressure of the country on his 5-foot-11, 221-pound frame.

Make that, his country.

Nguyen (pronounced WIN) is the first Vietnamese pro football player...

 

1957 Heisman Trophy Winner John David Crow (Autograph Guest at Arlington, TX Show in July '99)
By Ross Forman

He hasn’t worn a pro uniform since 1968, his last of 11 NFL seasons, yet John David Crow is still sought after for his autograph...

Promoters divided on Net's impact
by GREGORY LEWIS & DWIGHT CHAPIN
OF THE EXAMINER STAFF
©1999 San Francisco Examiner

NOT SO long ago, you could find a card show anywhere in the country just about any time you wanted.

You often have to look hard now to locate one in a changing sports memorabilia landscape in which a lot of business is moving away from shows, shops and live auctions and on to sites on the Internet.

By most accounts, the recent National Sports Collectors Convention in Atlanta was a bomb, in everything from attendance to attitude. And some blamed the intrusion of the Internet into the commerce of cards and collectibles for that...

Phoenix Tri-Star Show Features Surprise Attendees and a Return to Arizona for Football Hall of Famer John Henry Johnson
by Ross Forman
April 20, 1998

Joe Perry was there. Danny Darwin was there. Tom Candiotti was there. And they weren't even scheduled attendees. The Tri-Star Productions Phoenix show - March 6-8, at the Civic Plaza - attracted several sports stars among its near 6,000 attendees....

Reggie Jackson
Recent Tri-Star Autograph Guest
by Ross Forman

In an exclusive interview, former Upper Deck executive/Baseball Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson, talking with Ross Forman, reflects on his time at the California-based card company, his future in the card industry and his plansnow that he's returned to the card show scene on a more regular basis...

Cow Palace Show a Harbinger?
by Gregory Lewis & Dwight Chapin
(courtesy of "The San Francisco Examiner")

TRI-STAR Productions' Jeff Rosenberg is on the move again. Rosenberg is splitting his twice-a-year Bay Area sports collectors shows. His February show will remain at the Cow Palace, but he is shifting his Labor Day show to the Concourse in San Francisco...

Herds of Beanie Babies at Cow Palace
Rain drives collectors to shows in droves for buying frenzy!
by Jane Ganahl
(courtesy of "The San Francisco Examiner")
February 22, 1998

Somewhere between the Princess Di Beanie Babies ($139), the Venezuelan-made Willie Mays baseball cards ($70) and the cloth Betty Boop dolls in black lingerie ($20), collecting frenzy reached a fever pitch. The Cow Palace on Saturday provided ample reasons for Bay Area residents to come in out of the rain, with three collectors shows offering the finest in sports memorabilia, Beanie Babies and dolls...

Many Collectors Skip Athletic Stuff to Get to Adorable Stuffed Beanie Babies
by Lisa M. Chmiola
(courtesy of "The Houston Chronicle")
January 11, 1998

HOUSTONIANS had the chance to rub elbows with sports celebrities like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Roger Clemens at the 12th annual Tri-Star Collectors Show in the George R. Brown Convention Center.

But hundreds of the estimated 15,000 people that attended the show over the weekend breezed past the autograph signing and sports memorabilia trading to look at the hottest collectibles in today's market -- Beanie Babies...

Tri-Star Weekend in Houston
by Diamond Dallas Page (courtesy of "The Diamond Mine")
January 11, 1998

Before I even start this, you gotta know back in the early 80s, I used to live in Houston. A good buddy of mine, Big Rick, and I were bartenders, as usual, having too much fun. Since then, Rick's moved to Dallas with his wife Cindy and his two beautiful babies. So, when I heard I was heading down to the Twelfth Annual Tri-Star Collectors Show...