Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman will be in West Chester Thursday night for a signing session at the Sports Gallery, 7969 Cincinnati-Dayton Road.
During the event, which will take place from 6-to-8 p.m., Chapman will sign flat items, baseballs or mini-helmets for $40; and bats, jerseys or equipment for $55. Additional inscriptions, such as “The Cuban Missile” or “105 MPH 9/24/10”, will cost $10 each.
According to the shop’s co-owner, Mark Fugate, this is only the second autograph session for Chapman during the past two years. The previous signing event took place at the Sports Gallery last April.
“We couldn’t be more excited about having Chapman back at our shop, the event last year sold out and we only have 100 or so tickets left for this years signing,” Fugate said. “With Chapman having the amazing year he is as the Reds closer and looking like he will be in his first all star game, we expect a huge crowd Thursday night.”
Later this summer, a couple of Chapman’s teammates and former Reds players are scheduled to make appearances at the Sports Gallery.
In July, former starting pitcher of the Big Red Machine Don Gullett, Reds outfielder Jay Bruce and Reds rookie Todd Frazier will host signing sessions at the sports memorabilia shop in West Chester.
Gullet will sign items July 11 from 6-to-8 p.m., Bruce’s signing event will take place July 15 from 12:30-to-2:30 p.m. and Frazier will sign autographs from 6-to-8 p.m. July 19.
On Aug. 2, from 6-to-8 p.m., Reds legend Joe Morgan will also host a signing session.
For tickets and pricing on all signing events, contact the Sports Gallery by calling 513-759-4256 or visit the Sports Gallery website.