The Fanatics Authentic Sports Spectacular Brings the Biggest Names in Sports to Philadelphia

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Featuring the 1980 World Champion Phillies Reunion, NFL Legends, Boxing Champs, and more

Fanatics Authentic Sports Spectacular

Fanatics Authentic Sports Spectacular

As a city with a cherished sports history, we look forward to creating special memories with sports fans in Philadelphia.

The Fanatics Authentic Sports Spectacular is making its first stop in Philadelphia on October 17th and plans to bring over 50 of sports’ top athletes to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks for a weekend full of excitement. Courtesy of Fanatics Authentic, the premier online destination for authentic sports memorabilia and their series of sports collectibles conventions, Philadelphia area sports fans will have the unique chance to meet their favorite professional athletes throughout three days of free events that feature autograph signings, box breaks, and much more.

From Friday, October 17th through Sunday, October 19th, the Fanatics Authentic Sports Spectacular will provide a weekend of family fun for sports fans in Philadelphia with a lineup that highlights the 1980 World Series Champion Philadelphia Phillies reunion, as well as sports icons, such as Dan Marino, LeSean McCoy, and Mike Tyson. On Saturday, October 18th, the show will host a Philadelphia Phillies reunion starring Mike Schmidt, Pete Rose, Steve Carlton, and over 20 members of the 1980 World Series team. From 49ers legends, such as Joe Montana, Ronnie Lott and Dwight Clark, to International Boxing Hall of Famers Sugar Ray Leonard and Jake LaMotta, athletes from across all major professional sports will be in attendance at the Fanatics Authentic show in Philadelphia. In the midst of signings and events, fans can also witness baseball history at the Goldin Auctions exhibit showcasing a Philadelphia Sports Legends display, 100th anniversary Babe Ruth collection, as well as the 2.8 million dollar T-206 Honus Wagner “Jumbo” baseball card.

All athletes scheduled to attend the Philadelphia Fanatics Authentic Sports Spectacular will be available for various autograph sessions and photo opportunities throughout the event, giving sports fans the rare chance to get up close and personal with all of their sports idols. In order to cater to every sports fan and collector in attendance, the Fanatics Authentic Sports Spectacular provides an assortment of autograph ticket options and all-inclusive packages. All weekend long, general admission is free for everyone, but die-hard sports fans and serious collectors can get the ultimate experience with an available VIP package that includes an express line bracelet that gets you to the front of the line in the autograph pavilion, one random autograph ticket, two autograph tickets for a VIP guest, a raffle ticket, plus more. Additionally, autograph, inscription, and photo-op tickets are available for purchase at various price points based on each individual athlete. This way, attendees can create their own personalized sports collection. Each piece of sports memorabilia autographed at the Fanatics Authentic Sports Spectacular is fully certified authentic and can be backed by the Fanatics Authentic hologram.

“We’re excited to bring the Fanatics Authentic Sports Spectacular to Philadelphia for the very first time,” says Ross Tannenbaum, President of Fanatics Authentic. “As a city with a cherished sports history, we look forward to creating special memories with sports fans in Philadelphia and couldn’t be more honored to host a tribute to the 1980 World Series Champion Phillies.”

The Philadelphia Fanatics Authentic Sports Spectacular will be held at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks, located at 100 Station Avenue, Oaks, Pennsylvania 19456. Sports fans and collectors can order autograph tickets and VIP packages in advance at or purchase them at the event.

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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