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Baseball Card Shows Near Chicago

By Bryan Ordman, eHow Contributor The Chicago area hosts a handful of baseball card shows.

Baseball card and related sports memorabilia shows have struggled remained a staple in the sports collectible community throughout the years in the greater Chicago area. While many shows may have closed down, a few still exist to cater to both the casual and hard-core collectors These shows offer the opportunity to mingle with other collectors and examine baseball cards before buying.

  1. Orland Park Civic Center

    • Orland Park, a southwest suburb of Chicago, has been running a baseball and sports card show at its community Civic Center for nearly two decades. Admission is still only $1 and there are typically 70 vendors showcasing a plethora of baseball cards and related merchandise. Vendors can purchase a 6-foot table for $35 or an 8-foot table for $40. The shows occur the first and last Saturday of each month. Hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

      John Leary

      708-423-1758

      newpulse@comcast.net

      Orland Park Civic Center

      14750 S. Ravinia Ave.

      Orland Park, IL 60462

      708-403-6200

    Schaumburg Radisson

    • Twice each month, Chicagoland show promoter Fred Copp hosts a baseball card and sports memorabilia show in Schaumburg, a northern suburb of Chicago. Admission is always $1. The Sunday shows showcase 40 vendors, while Saturday shows are a slightly smaller, with 30 vendors. Each show lasts from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

      Fred Copp

      847-967-7824

      fcopp@sbcglobal.net

      Radisson Hotel

      1725 Algonquin Road

      Schaumburg, IL

      847-397-1500

    Brunswick Zone

    • Fred Copp also hosts a small baseball card show from 5-8 p.m. every Tuesday at the Brunswick Zone bowling alley in Niles, a suburb north of Chicago. Typically, there are only 10 tables to browse at this show, but it can serve as a great weekly meeting place for enthusiasts to buy, sell, and trade cards. Admission is free.

      Fred Copp

      847-967-7824

      fcopp@sbcglobal.net

      Brunswick Zone

      7333 N. Milwaukee Ave.

      Niles, IL 60714

      847-647-9433

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    Bryan Ordman

    Bryan Ordman is a film school graduate of Columbia College Chicago and has been working as a freelance writer since 2007. His primary focus while attending college was screenwriting. He has written in the past primarily as a film columnist but is now regular writer for eHow and Answerbag. Ordman obtained his Bachelor of Arts from Columbia College Chicago in 2008.

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