Monday, August 18, 2008

Midwest Collectors Lose Long Running Show

According to published reports by www.auctionreports.com , the annual summer tradition known as SportsFest has officially been cancelled. Produced for several years by F&W Media, the publisher of Sports Collector’s Digest and Tuff Stuff, SportsFest has provided Chicago with a marquee collectibles event every summer for several years. Company officials stated that after careful analysis following this year’s show the decision was made to fold the event. This announcement has come quickly on the heels of a recent announcement by Chicago area dealer Schwartz Sports and Mounted Memories about a joint venture to produce a new collectibles show in the summer of 2009. So while one show dies another is born. Collectors will have to wait and see what this new endeavor entails; so out with the old and in with the new.

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