With the Major League Baseball season only a month away, the Sports Gallery in West Chester is gearing up for its busy season.
The local sports memorabilia shop already has one autograph session locked down in April with two members of the Big Red Machine. On Thursday, April 18 from 6 to 8 p.m., Reds fans can get autographs from Pete Rose and Tony Perez.
Tickets (one autograph per ticket) range from $55-to-$75 for Rose’s autograph and from $45-$65 for Perez’s autograph. Each Rose ticket includes a free “Hit King” or “4256″ inscription, while each Perez ticket includes a free “HOF 2000″ inscription. Any other inscription from either player is an extra $15.
There will be a special pricing option. Instead of buying a $55 ticket for Rose and a $45 ticket for Perez to have them sign a mini-helmet, baseball or any flat item, a combo ticket that includes a signature from both players can be purchased for $90.
Prior to signing events or on the day of the event, the Sports Gallery will also have baseballs, bats, photos, cards, helmets and other Reds collectibles available for purchase.
Furthermore, items can also be dropped off or mailed in to be signed.
For information about mail order items or to buy tickets, which are limited, call 513-759-4256.
The Sports Gallery is working on getting other signing events this spring and summer. In 2012, it hosted Rose, Ken Griffey Sr., Andy Dalton, Johnny Bench, Dave Concepcion, George Foster, Joe Morgan, Todd Frazier, Jay Bruce, Don Gullett, Aroldis Chapman, Devin Mesoraco, Johnny Cueto, Mat Latos, Cesar Geronimo, Zack Cozart and Homer Bailey.