Monday, August 11, 2008

HOF Weekend or The National?

Which do you choose?

Next year, the National is going back to Cleveland, OH. This is also the same weekend the Pro Football Hall of Fame inducts the Class of 2009.

Who will get your autograph dollar?

Unless MountedMemories improves on their guest list next year, my money is heading to Cleveland. A couple of years ago, MountedMemories made the HOF weekend an incredible 3-day event with plenty of autograph sessions. The guest list was great.

Prior to that, the Hall of Fame had their very popular "tent sessions" where you could get all the autographs you wanted in a tent for a flat fee.

This month, MountedMemories had one day of autographs with a small players list:

  • Fred Biletnikoff
  • Len Dawson (at CSA Show the previous month)
  • Dick Butkus
  • Tony Dorsett (at CSA Show the previous month)
  • Jim Kelly
  • Deacon Jones
  • Gayle Sayers
Unless something changes at the Hall of Fame, I'll probably keep driving past Canton on my way to the National in Cleveland.

3 comments:

dayf said...

Definitely the National. As a (former) Falcon fan the Pro Football Hall of Fame has absolutely nothing for me.

JRJ said...

I hear you! Is there a HOF where Falcon fans can feel at home (other than the one @ BG)?

Thanks for stopping by.. I'm a '96 graduate. You?

I'm looking forwad to seeing the TriStar autograph line up at the National. MountedMemories really seems to have taken a step back. I don't know if that is their decision or the HOF's.

JRJ said...

Good news dayf, the HOF induction date is the weekend AFTER the National this year! If you live in Ohio, or Western PA, this gives you a chance to make both.