The Fanatics Authentic Sports Spectacular Closes Out the Year with Biggest Show Yet

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Meet over 60 athletes in person and save on autographs with roll-back pricing

After introducing the Fanatics Authentic Sports Spectacular in early 2014, Fanatics Authentic plans to bring sports fans the biggest show of the year. On the weekend of November 21st, Fanatics Authentic is taking over the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Chicago to give collectors and fans the chance to meet over 60 athletes at the experience of a lifetime.

From Friday, November 21st through Sunday, November 23rd, Chicago will play host to the Fanatics Authentic Sports Spectacular and an incredible lineup of athletes that features headliners Jose Abreu, Yasiel Puig, Javier Baez, Anthony Rizzo, and Scottie Pippen. With appearances by breakout stars and legends of the game, the Fanatics Authentic show brings together sports fans and athletes from across all major leagues, including the NBA, MLB, NFL, and NHL. Big names like Ryne Sandberg, Reggie Jackson, Dominique Wilkins, and Mike Modano make the Fanatics Sports Spectacular a can’t miss event. The Chicago show is also offering a night of savings on Friday with its roll-back pricing that features “Today’s Players at Yesterday’s Prices." Instead of charging sports fans and collectors an athlete’s current signature price, Fanatics Authentic is selling autograph tickets for 15 athletes, including Chris Chelios and Johnny Bench, for its price in the early years of their careers. In addition to autograph signings and photo opportunities, the show set up a Box Break Pavilion, in which different companies will host live box breaks that sports fans can buy into and score big with rare trading cards.

Sports fans and collectors alike can attend the Fanatics Authentic Sports Spectacular in Chicago with several ticket options at various price points. All weekend long, regular admission is just $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under, but free for ages 3 and under. Serious memorabilia collectors and die-hard sports fans can also purchase a VIP package at $99 for the ultimate experience, which includes early admission to access the show 30 minutes early each day, an express line bracelet to cut all autograph lines, two Darryl Talley autograph tickets for Saturday, one random autograph ticket for an athlete on the SuperStar lineup, and raffle tickets to win prizes. Autograph tickets for every athlete scheduled to attend are also available for purchase at assorted prices, as are vouchers for inscriptions and photo-ops, giving fans the unique chance to witness the creation of their very own piece of sports memorabilia. All sports collectibles signed at the Fanatics Authentic Chicago show are fully certified authentic and can be backed by the Fanatics Authentic tamper evident hologram sticker for a $10 fee per autograph.

The Chicago Fanatics Authentic Sports Spectacular in November will be held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, which is located at 5555 N. River Road, Rosemont, Illinois 60018. Sports fans and collectors can pre-order admission tickets, autograph vouchers, and VIP packages at or purchase them at the show.

About Fanatics Authentic:
Fanatics Authentic, the premier online destination for authentic autographed collectibles, is the new memorabilia division of Fanatics, Inc. As the nation’s largest online retailer of officially licensed sports products, Fanatics provides sports fans with the ultimate shopping experience via its brands, including Fanatics, Fanatics Authentic, and FansEdge. The company powers the online shops for all major professional sports leagues, like MLB Shop and NFL Shop, as well as media brands (FOX Sports, Yahoo! Sports, CBS Sports, NBC Sports), and over 200 collegiate and professional team properties. Fanatics also possesses official league licenses from the MLB, NFL, NBA, MLBPA, NFLPA, NCAA Football, NASCAR, CLC, PGA, NLL, and AFL.

With the support of Fanatics’ unparalleled reputation as a Top 50 Internet Retailer Company, Fanatics Authentic offers sports fans a trustworthy and reliable source for authentic memorabilia. By developing exclusive athlete relationships with many of the top athletes in sports, including David Ortiz, Colin Kaepernick, Peyton Manning, and Paul George, Fanatics Authentic boasts a product offering unlike any other manufacturer. Due to a large distribution network, Fanatics Authentic provides fast shipping to sports fans nationwide, and is on the ground, leading the way for product procurement to deliver 100% authentic items in hot markets and more.

Fanatics Authentic is proud to partake in exclusive game-used relationships with professional teams, providing fans and collectors access to same-day, game-used merchandise. These rare products are acquired by an expert member of the staff and authenticated onsite. In addition, the Company has an in-venue division that retails merchandise throughout stadiums nationwide. The Fanatics Authentic headquarters is located in Sunrise, Florida. Its new 175,000 square foot facility is home to a premier custom framing, manufacturing, and engraving operation that is focused on delivering the highest quality products in memorabilia. For more information, visit:

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