Ephrata Lions Club 36th Annual Sports Show

(Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese)

The Ephrata Lions Club is sponsoring its 36th annual Sports Card Show and Auction on Saturday, March 28, between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Ephrata Recreation Center. The Rec Center is located at 130 South Academy Drive, Ephrata, near the intersection of Route 322 and PA 272. Approximately forty sports memorabilia dealers will be present to buy, sell, and trade baseball cards and other sports-related items. (All available dealer tables have been sold.)

Between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., Hall of Fame pitcher Steve Carlton will sign autographs for attendees purchasing tickets. During his career, Carlton won four Cy Young Award, was a ten-time All Star, and had 329 career wins and 4,136 strikeouts. Steve Carlton's appearance is sponsored by Keystone State Baseball & Softball Academy, the Ephrata National Bank, and Summers Trucking.


There is a cost for admission to the show. Autograph tickets, baseballs or other equipment and apparel are available for purchase. Autographs may include only one inscription. Only three hundred autograph tickets will be sold, and are only available on the day of the show. Additional autographs beyond the initial 300 will be sold if time permits, but ticket sales will stop at 12:30 p.m. No mail orders will be accepted, and there are no advanced ticket sales. Attendees may bring their own items to be autographed, or items may be purchased from dealers or from the Ephrata Lions Club.

A sports memorabilia auction will begin at approximately 2:30 p.m. Over 250 items will be auctioned, including valuable individual sports cards, complete card sets, sports publications, photographs, figurines, baseballs, and other souvenirs. Some of the memorabilia to be auctioned have been autographed by current and former stars from all sports. Payment terms are cash and local checks (with proper ID). Credit cards are not accepted. In addition to this auction, a smaller silent auction runs from the start of the card show until 2:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the show and auction benefit the Ephrata area youth sports programs and the Ephrata Recreation Center. For additional information, please contact Jack Forney at 717-733-4001 or Brad Lauderman at 717-733-6810, or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Shown in the photo, from left to right, are Nevin Rutt (Lions Club Presidennt) and Jack Forny (Co-Chairman).

Last Updated (Tuesday, 24 March 2015 06:38)

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