Cincinnati sports legends Pete Rose and Ken Anderson will both host autograph sessions this Saturday afternoon at rival sports memorabilia shops.
The Rose signing session will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Sports Gallery, 7967 Cincinnati-Dayton Road in West Chester, while Anderson will be hosting his autograph session from 2 to 4 p.m. at Advanced Sports Marketing. 7043 Yankee Road in Liberty Township.
Tickets are currently available for both events. To purchase tickets or for information about the Sports Gallery event, call 513-759-4256. For the ASM event, call 513-763-9373.
Rose will sign mini-helmets, baseballs or any flat item for $55 and will sign bats, jerseys, equipment or seatbacks for $75. There will also be the opportunity to have Rose personally sign a baseball with the message, “I’m sorry I bet on baseball.” The cost is $75 and includes a free Major League Baseball.
The Sports Gallery will also have baseballs, bats, photos, cards, helmets and other Reds collectibles available for purchase during the event.
Meanwhile, tickets for Anderson’s signature start at $20 and go up to $65 (jerseys and helmets). Anderson will personalize each signature at no extra cost. Inscriptions, however, will be an extra $10. Anderson will also be available for photos.
In May, the Sports Gallery will be hosting autograph sessions for current members of the Cincinnati Reds rotation.
On Thursday, May 10, starting pitcher Mat Latos will be signing autographs and greeting fans from 6:30 to 8 p.m. That Saturday, May 12, Johnny Cueto will be at the Sports Gallery from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Mail order items signed by either player can also be ordered through the shop.
In person, Latos will sign any item for $30, while Cueto will sign all items for $35. Tickets are currently available for each event.